Today is May 16, 2019

Verse of the Day — Psalm 91:1

He who dwells in the shelter of the Most High
Will abide in the shadow of the Almighty.


Psalm 91:1 is a 911 for spiritual help!


Psalm 91 is actually a Messianic Psalm concerning the Lord Jesus Christ and His relationship with the Father. But, by example (and the fact that we are “in Christ”—Ephesians 2:10, Galatians 3:28), He is teaching us to do the same thing. When we have a spiritual “911,” we should seek the true eternal shelter provided by God and trust Him for our safety.

I will say to the Lord, “My refuge and my fortress,
My God, in whom I trust.”
—Psalm 91:2

Trust in Him at all times. —Psalm 62:8a


Dear Compass,

A few days ago, you said we are to treat our wives as equals. Yet my husband keeps showing me verses where the Bible teaches that the wife is to submit to her husband and the husband is to treat the wife as the weaker vessel. Could you explain your answer?


Your relationship and standing with God, and God’s authoritative order for your family, are two different things. We were referring to your relationship with God. Your husband is referring to family order.

Husbands . . . live with your wives in an understanding way, as with someone weaker, since she is a woman; and show her honor as a fellow heir of the grace of life . . . —1 Peter 3:7

You have the same standing with God (“fellow heir”) as your husband has (assuming you are both Christians). Also, we will not have a male or female distinction in heaven.

. . . you who . . . have clothed yourselves with Christ. There is neither Jew nor Greek, there is neither slave nor free man, there is neither male nor female; for you are all one in Christ Jesus. —Galatians 3:27-28

Jesus said to them, “The sons of this age marry and are given in marriage, but those who are considered worthy to attain to that age and the resurrection from the dead, neither marry nor are given in marriage; for they cannot even die anymore, because they are like angels, and are sons of God, being sons of the resurrection. —Luke 20:34-36



Dear Compass,

Is there any way to tell what language God speaks in? Will there be just one language used in heaven?


God speaks in any language He wants, of course. Actually, He really doesn’t need a language with which to communicate as He knows what you are going to say before you say it.

So do not be like them; for your Father knows what you need before you ask Him. —Matthew 6:8

Those who were caught up to heaven (Isaiah, Paul, John, etc.,) certainly had no problem communicating. They definitely understood what God and/or the angels were saying.

Before the tower of Babel, there was only one language. Since confusing the languages was a penalty for sin, multiple languages will be unnecessary in heaven. God will either give us a new language, or possibly everyone will speak Hebrew because Jesus/God spoke to Saul (Paul) from heaven, in Hebrew.

. . . I heard a voice saying to me in the Hebrew dialect, “Saul, Saul, why are you persecuting Me? . . .” —Acts 26:14

The Bible also refers to the “tongues of angels” (1 Corinthians 13:1) which, speculatively, may be the designated heavenly language. Whatever it is, it’s different from the “tongues of men.” If I speak with the tongues of men and of angels, but do not have love, I have become a noisy gong or a clanging cymbal. —1 Corinthians 13:1


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