Psalm 27 Devotional Commentary

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Psalm 27:1

David's great confidence in the Lord is expressed in this exquisite verse: "The LORD is my light and my salvation; Whom shall I fear? The LORD is the defence of my life; Whom shall I dread?" The struggling Psalmist may be shrouded in spiritual darkness or be facing a black night of deep despair or despondency, and yet he does not shrink from rejoicing in the God of his salvation with an explosion of praise, for he is confident that God is his light in read more...

Psalm 27:11

The Lord delights in the man or woman that has a teachable spirit, the one that admits to their lack and yearns for the truth of God's Word. Godly wisdom flows to the man that is humble in heart, meek in spirit, and gentle in demeanour, for true wisdom from above is born of a childlike attitude and received by the one that submits to the Lord's will, desirous to learn His works and ways.

The godly posture of this psalmist is a read more...

Psalm 27:13

"I would have despaired unless I had believed that I would see the goodness of the LORD in the land of the living", are the words that bring Psalm 27 to a close They were written by a man who demonstrates a living faith in the living God. He had an assurance that no matter what difficulties and dangers stalked read more...

Psalm 27:14

Patient endurance, as we wait for the Lord to work in the difficult circumstances of life, encourages our faith in God to be strengthened. Conversely, faith is often tested in those long and painful seasons of life, when patient endurance is called upon as we trustingly wait for the Lord to act, submissively waiting on the Lord's promises to be fulfilled in prayer, and praise, and thanksgiving.

We need to confidently wait for the read more...

Psalm 27:14

Many of David's psalms begin with great lamenting and cries to the Lord for help or vindication, but inevitably they conclude with optimism, words of encouragement, a heart that hopes in the Lord, or a declaration of trust in the God of his salvation. Psalm 27 covers all such features but unfolds in a different way. The Psalmist begins with a trustworthy declaration, "The Lord is my light and my salvation. Whom shall I fear? The Lord is the strength of my read more...