The Light to Salvation – Psalm27:1

The Light to Salvation

The Lord is my light and my salvation; whom shall I fear? the Lord is the strength of my life; of whom shall I be afraid? When the wicked, even mine enemies and my foes, came upon me to eat up my flesh, they stumbled and fell. Though a host should encamp against me, my heart shall not fear: though war should rise against me, in this will I be confident. One thing have I desired of the Lord, that will I seek after; that I may dwell in the house of the Lord all the days of my life, to behold the beauty of the Lord, and to enquire in his temple. For in the time of trouble he shall hide me in his pavilion: in the secret of his tabernacle shall he hide me; he shall set me up upon a rock. And now shall mine head be lifted up above mine enemies round about me: therefore will I offer in his tabernacle sacrifices of joy; I will sing, yea, I will sing praises unto the Lord. Hear, O Lord, when I cry with my voice: have mercy also upon me, and answer me. When thou saidst, Seek ye my face; my heart said unto thee, Thy face, Lord, will I seek. Hide not thy face far from me; put not thy servant away in anger: thou hast been my help; leave me not, neither forsake me, O God of my salvation. When my father and my mother forsake me, then the Lord will take me up  Teach me thy way, O Lord, and lead me in a plain path, because of mine enemies. Deliver me not over unto the will of mine enemies: for false witnesses are risen up against me, and such as breathe out cruelty. I had fainted, unless I had believed to see the goodness of the Lord in the land of the living. Wait on the Lord: be of good courage, and he shall strengthen thine heart: wait, I say, on the Lord.

The Lord is my light and salvation whom shall I fear and He is my life because He created life and gave us salvation out of His great love for us. He is our strength for life and He gives us breath, life and eternal life.

our strength for life

Our enemies come to eat our flesh and destroy us; they will stumble because God will stop them from harming us. David was confident when his enemies came to make war with Him because God would defeat all His enemies and He did during his reign. 

David wanted to behold the glory of the Lord and he wanted to see his beauty in the temple all the days of his life. He beheld his glory all the days of his life and he worshiped God passionately in the temple. 

The Lord is saying seek my face and we will seek your face and we will find you because you will let Yourself be found by us. We shall not fear because the Lord is the light of our salvation.

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