Psalm 27

Psalm 27
Of David.
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 besieges 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.
11 Teach me your way, O LORD; lead me in a straight path because of my oppressors.
12 Do not turn me over to the desire of my foes, for false witnesses rise up against me, breathing out violence.
13 I am still confident of this: I will see the goodness of the LORD in the land of the living.
14 Wait for the LORD; be strong and take heart and wait for the LORD.

As I read verse four I am drawn to John 14: 2-3 “In my Father’s house are many mansions: if it were not so, I would have told you. I go to prepare a place for you. And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again, and receive you unto myself; that where I am, there ye may be also.” American society is overexposed to the daily outlet of media broadcasting that has had a great impact unto our lifestyle. This media overexposure impacts many believers with a great desire to live for today and building a brighter future for living their life on this earth than seeking heavenly treasure. However, the true believer’s focus should also be looking for the Lord’s coming and the arrival of the New Jerusalem and the New Heaven and the New Earth.

Key points from this chapter:
Can you state the same truths in your life with the (I) statements as David did in this psalm?
• whom shall, I fear?
• whom shall I be afraid?
• I ask of the LORD that I may dwell in his house
• I seek that I may gaze upon his beauty
• I seek him in his temple
• I sacrifice with shouts of joy
• I will sing and make music
• I call on the Lord
• I will seek his face
• I am still confident of this: I will see the goodness of the LORD in the land of the living

Can you state the same truths in your life with the (me) statements as David did in this psalm?
• LORD is my light
• LORD my salvation
• LORD is the stronghold of my life
• He will keep me safe in his dwelling
• He will hide me in the shelter of his tabernacle
• He set me high upon a rock
• my head will be exalted above the enemies who surround me
• Hear my voice when I call
• LORD; be merciful to me
• Lord answer me
• Though my father and mother forsake me, the LORD will receive me
• Teach me your way
• lead me in a straight path because of my oppressors
• Do not turn me over to the desire of my foes
• false witnesses rise up against me

Can you wait for the LORD and can you be strong and take heart?
A text sent to me:
Sincerely the Fallen
At what point in our life do we reach the crossroads?
How do we determine which path to follow?
Do we follow our heart or our ambitions?
Why is there enough religion to insight war, but not enough to find peace?
When is it time to give up on the world and seek a better place?
Only the truth will set you free.
Where do you find it in a world of lies?
God have pity on the fallen.
May you find peace in this life for it has failed me.
Sincerely the Fallen
My reply:
At what point in our life do we reach the crossroads?
This crossroad is reached when you must decide which path you desire to follow, the way of the wicked or the way of God.
How do we determine which path to follow?
You make this choice. Do I travel and walk with the wicked, stand with the sinners, and sit with the mockers or do I travel and walk, stand, and sit with the righteous? The choice is yours.
Do we follow our heart or our ambitions?
Neither, we follow Christ.
Paul states that we should have the same attitude that Christ Jesus had in our relationship to others. Christ was Lord, yet he humbles himself and died as a criminal on the cross. The human nature struggle with the issues of pride and humility daily. To aid us in this struggle Paul gives us this advice: don’t be selfish, do not try to impress others, think others as better than yourself, do not look to your own interest but take an interest in others.
Why is there enough religion to insight war, but not enough to find peace?
You must realize that religion is man-made and attempts to find peace. Real peace only comes when we have a true relationship with God.
When is it time to give up on the world and seek a better place?
Christ stated it as simply “Come unto me all who are weak and heavy laden, and I will give you rest”.
Only the truth will set you free.
Ask must add to this statement “free from what?”. As I look at John chapter 18 in the discourse between Pilate and Christ:
Pilate therefore said unto him, Art thou a king then. Jesus answered; thou say that I am a king. To this end have I been born, and to this end am I come into the world, that I should bear witness unto the truth. Every one that is of the truth hearth my voice. Pilate said unto him, What is truth? And when he had said this, he went out again unto the Jews, and said unto them, I find no crime in him. But ye have a custom, that I should release unto you one at the Passover: will ye therefore that I release unto you the King of the Jews? They cried out therefore again, saying, Not this man, but Barabbas. Now Barabbas was a robber.
I once heard of a man that that went searching for Truth, met Truth and turned and walked away. This is what Pilate did. Yes, Truth can set you free, but only if you face it.
Where do you find it in a world of lies?
In Christ who is the truth, the life, and the way and the only way to the Father.
God have pity on the fallen.
He has for we are all fallen creatures. However, God so loved us that he sent his only son into this world to die on the cross to pay for my sins. In his love he pitied us, but also made a way out in Christ.
May you find peace in this life for it has failed me.
Read Psalm 88.

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