6.15.2008

30 DoW: Psalm 27

Psalm 27
1
The Lord is my light and my salvation--
whom shall I fear?
The Lord is the stronghold of my life--
of whom shall I be afraid?

2 When evil men advance against me
to devour my flesh,
when my enemies and my foes attack me,
they will stumble and fall.

3 Though an army besiege me,
my heart will not fear;
though war break out against me,
even then will I be confident.

4 One thing I ask of the Lord,
this is what I seek:
that I may dwell in the house of the Lord
all the days of my life,
to gaze upon the beauty of the Lord
and to seek him in his temple.

5 For in the day of trouble
he will keep me safe in his dwelling;
he will hide me in the shelter of his tabernacle
and set me high upon a rock.

6 Then my head will be exalted
above the enemies who surround me;
at his tabernacle will I sacrifice with shouts of joy;
I will sing and make music to the Lord.

7 Hear my voice when I call, O Lord;
be merciful to me and answer me.

8
My heart says of you, "Seek his face!"
Your face, Lord, I will seek.

9
Do not hide your face from me,
do not turn your servant away in anger;
you have been my helper.
Do not reject me or forsake me,
O God my Savior.

10
Though my father and mother forsake me,
the Lord will receive me.

attribute & response:
Savior. This speaks so strongly to the protection of the LORD and the fact that we who know Him have no one to fear, man or spirit, except Him alone.

It makes me think of all those who are experiencing their own "day of trouble" as we see natural disasters, financial crises, food shortages, various wars and many other difficulties arising around the world. Yet we who know God see Him protect and provide in ways we could not imagine.

Since this was written before Christ's coming, it is a slightly different flavor than the way we tend to use Savior for Him now—as the Savior who is the sacrifice for our sin. But He is Savior from all these things, and for all this He is to be praised.

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