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Psalm 91 and Global Pandemics

How do we read Psalm 91 during a global pandemic? Does Psalm 91 make promises that are not being fulfilled? Does Psalm 91 mean believers can’t get sick?

Core Christianity has posted a helpful, short article on how to properly read and apply OT passages in the new covenant era in which we live. You can read the article here: 

NO PLAGUE NEAR YOUR TENT: READING PSALM 91 DURING A GLOBAL PANDEMIC 

The gospel provides the proper hermeneutical lens by which we read and apply OT passages. 

The gospel (a Christ-centered reading of Scripture in light of His life, death, burial, resurrection, ascension, intercession and Second Coming) provides the proper hermeneutical lens by which we read and apply OT passages. As Graeme Goldsworthy writes in his book, According To Plan: The Unfolding Revelation of God in the Bible, "the gospel shows us the true meaning of the Old Testament" (76). 

And in his book, Gospel-Centered Hermeneutics, Goldsworthy writes, ". . . the gospel is the hermeneutic norm of Scripture. . . while not all Scripture is the gospel, all Scripture is related to the gospel that is its centre. . . the gospel is the interpretive norm for the whole Bible. . . For the student of the Bible, the gospel becomes the norm by which the whole Old Testament and all the exhortations and other non-gospel aspects of the New Testament are to be understood" (62, 63).