Of Whom Shall I Be Afraid…

… no one.  I worship the King.

Ps 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?

There is a temptation to fear today, there is a temptation to fear every day.  How precarious are our lives?  The world teeters on a banking collapse.  The bubonic plague or its next cousin is waiting for just the right conditions to explode on the scene.  There are wars and rumors of wars threatening to engulf us and our children.  Looking at the news you might come to the conclusion that we have much to fear.

The psalmist though asks, “Of whom shall I be afraid and Whom shall I fear?”  The questions have an assumed answer:  I will fear no one.  Why?  Because the Lord is my strength.  He is my light and my salvation out of every trouble.  I will not fear the stock market, the disease, the war.  My life is hidden in Him.

He goes on to say this:

Ps 27:4-5

4 One thing I have desired of the LORD,

That will I seek:

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 inquire in His temple.

5 For in the time of trouble

He shall hide me in His pavilion;

In the secret place of His tabernacle

He shall hide me;

He shall set me high upon a rock.

Do you want to know where confidence is built up to believe the promises of God?  In His House, beholding the beauty of the Lord.  It is in worship the people of God are strengthened.  It is in worship that the fear subsides.  It is in worship where the Lord hides us and sets us upon a rock.  For in worship we realize this great truth…  God has saved me out of my own sin.  He has redeemed my soul and will my body also.  He has defeated my enemies and I will dwell in the house of the Lord forever.  What can man do to me?

Whom shall I fear?

Of whom shall I be afraid?

No one.  For I worship the King.

al sends


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