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? Psalm 27:1
Many people believe that Psalm 27 was written in the early years of David’s life around the time when he was running from Saul. He must have felt alone and afraid. David is explaining that since the Lord is his “light and his salvation”, he has nothing to fear, because he knows that God will always lead him and rescue him. God is the one who guides him in all areas of his life, and keeps him on the right path. Even in times of trouble, God will come to his rescue.
In the second part of the verse, David mentions that God is the “stronghold” of his life, he keeps David safe. Therefore, he can again say, “Of whom shall I be afraid?”. Throughout David’s life, there were many times when he had to rely on God in order to succeed and not be afraid. Probably the most well-known example of this is the story of David and Goliath. In order to defeat Goliath, David put his trust and his life in God’s hands.
I think that we can learn from David and how he trusted God. We all face trials in our life, whether they are big or small, whether it’s creating a poster on a topic you don’t fully understand in biology, or something much larger. In our lives, it is important that we also follow the path that God has for us. Put your trust in God and he will take care of you.
Junior Joel West
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- Commit yourself to praying regularly for unsaved friends, family members, and neighbors.
- Colossians 3:23: Whatever you do, work heartily, as for the Lord and not for men.