Aug 30, 2011

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30 for 30 Day 17 | Psalms 27

30 for 30 Day 17 | Psalms 27

30 for 30 is a daily walk with Christ which covers thirty small sections of scripture over thirty days.  The premise of the study is to really slow down and reflect on small snippets of scripture.  Today will be focused on Psalms 27

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 besiege 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.

 

Questions

Is there a Command for me to follow?

The command that I derived from this chapter of Psalms was to “be strong and take heart and wait for the Lord.”  Psalms 27 was written by David who knows a little something about waiting.  You see, he was anointed king at the age of 16 by Samuel but didn’t become king until the age of 30.  Times that we feel like we are sitting idle should be used as times to rest and grow stronger in Christ as God prepares us for larger tasks.  When tough times enter our lives, which will at one time or another, have faith and stay confident to wait for the Lord.

Is there an Error to avoid?

Do not give up on the Lord and be confident in His will and strength.  Good things will come to those who wait.

Is there a Promise for me to claim?

 No matter who has forsaken me in my life, the Lord will always receive me with open arms.


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  1. 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.

    Really speaks to me. Each day I try to look at what is going on around me and still remain focused on the Lord. If there is one thing that I'd ask, it would be the above, to spend eternity in the house of the Lord. Can't wait!

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