Psalms 91:9-10 KJV
Because thou hast made the LORD, which is my refuge, even the most High, thy habitation;
There shall no evil befall thee, neither shall any plague come nigh thy dwelling.
The wording of verse nine sounds as if the Psalmist is speaking to someone else. Some scholars say that someone is "the good man", and is a conversation between the Psalmist and all good men of all time. But Gill says that the grammar does not allow for that and is in fact the Psalmist speaking to himself. He is, in effect, encouraging himself in the Lord.
There may be far too little "speaking to ourselves" going on in modern Christianity. We are so busy listening to the voices of others
- On the television
- On the radio
- On the printed page
When a matter arises we run quickly to the phone to call on someone for advice and counsel, or just a shoulder to cry on or a place to vent. Surely we would do well to learn the Word of God well enough to minister at least to our own souls if not to others around us.
There is nothing wrong with any of those resources God has given us a day a Christian is wise to use them. But our first response should be to run to the Lord and our constant practice should be to talk to our selves about the Lord.