Psalm 27 & 28: My Salvation
Verse of the Day: (27:1) 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?
1. Salvation (27:1-3)
Though an host should encamp against me, my heart shall not fear: though war should rise against me, in this will I be confident. (27:3)
At the time of my writing the entire world is facing the threat of coronavirus pandemic, that have caused the loss of many lives, and many are struggling in pain in the Intensive Care Units fighting for their lives, and many are living in fear and anxiety. As I pray to God for His deliverance upon those infected and affected by this tragic outbreak, and the many cities that are experiencing lockdowns and chaos that have resulted in economic recession, this Psalm comes in timely from God to encourage me that He is still on the throne, and He is the Light, Salvation and Strength to all who believe and trust in Him. King David, inspired by the Holy Spirit, must have written this Psalm amid great fears, especially impending war, just like this pandemic, and God assured him that He is his Salvation, and that he should continue to trust in Him. Indeed, God is our Salvation, and only He can save us from hell and promote us to heaven as we believe in Him. (Acts 4:12)
2. Seek (27:4-14)
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. (27:4)
There were many things that King David might have sought after, yet he only sought after God. This must be the time when he had passed his youthful and lustful days, and had experienced God’s chastisement and humbling, and had concluded to himself that the only thing that was worth pursuing in life was God and His holiness. He must have spent much of his time in sweet fellowship and prayer in the house of God. Indeed, let us daily seek God, and invest our time and treasures on the things that are eternal and pleasing to Him, such as soul winning and discipleship, and supporting and praying for the pastors and missionaries as they preached the Gospel to the regions beyond. (Colossians 3:1-3)
3. Strength (28:1-9)
The LORD is my strength and my shield; my heart trusted in him, and I am helped: therefore my heart greatly rejoiced; and with my song will I praise him. (28:7)
David was thrilled and thankful to God for being his salvation and strength, and saving his wretched soul, and forgiving him of all his sins, as he praised and rejoiced in Him all the days of his life. Let us thus glory in our infirmities because God’s grace is sufficient for us, as our strength is only made perfect in our weakness. (2 Corinthians 12:7-10)
Prayer of the Day:
Dearest God, thank You that You are my Light, my Salvation and my Everything.