Psalms Chapter 27
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The psalmist's faith. (1-6) His desire toward God, and expectation from him. (7-14)
1-6 The Lord, who is the believer's light, is the strength of his life; not only by whom, but in whom he lives and moves. In God let us strengthen ourselves. The gracious presence of God, his power, his promise, his readiness to hear prayer, the witness of his Spirit in the hearts of his people; these are the secret of his tabernacle, and in these the saints find cause for that holy security and peace of mind in which they dwell at ease. The psalmist prays for constant communion with God in holy ordinances. All God's children desire to dwell in their Father's house. Not to sojourn there as a wayfaring man, to tarry but for a night; or to dwell there for a time only, as the servant that abides not in the house for ever; but to dwell there all the days of their life, as children with a father. Do we hope that the praising of God will be the blessedness of our eternity? Surely then we ought to make it the business of our time. This he had at heart more than any thing. Whatever the Christian is as to this life, he considers the favour and service of God as the one thing needful. This he desires, prays for and seeks after, and in it he rejoices.
7-14 Wherever the believer is, he can find a way to the throne of grace by prayer. God calls us by his Spirit, by his word, by his worship, and by special providences, merciful and afflicting. When we are foolishly making court to lying vanities, God is, in love to us, calling us to seek our own mercies in him. The call is general, "Seek ye my face;" but we must apply it to ourselves, "I will seek it." The word does us no good, when we do not ourselves accept the exhortation: a gracious heart readily answers to the call of a gracious God, being made willing in the day of his power. The psalmist requests the favour of the Lord; the continuance of his presence with him; the benefit of Divine guidance, and the benefit of Divine protection. God's time to help those that trust in him, is, when all other helpers fail. He is a surer and better Friend than earthly parents are, or can be. What was the belief which supported the psalmist? That he should see the goodness of the Lord. There is nothing like the believing hope of eternal life, the foresights of that glory, and foretastes of those pleasures, to keep us from fainting under all calamities. In the mean time he should be strengthened to bear up under his burdens. Let us look unto the suffering Saviour, and pray in faith, not to be delivered into the hands of our enemies. Let us encourage each other to wait on the Lord, with patient expectation, and fervent prayer.
Kathleen Maynard's Psalms Chapter 27 comment about verse 14 on 4/23/2014, 5:59pm...
god answers our needs in his own time no need to rush just wait patiently he wont lead us wrong just wait on the lord he will renew our strength
Joyce hasford's Psalms Chapter 27 comment on 4/22/2014, 12:57am...
psalm 27 give me the strength to go on anytime am in a difficult situation The part i like most is the verse 10 AMEN
Ntokozo's Psalms Chapter 27 comment about verse 14 on 3/16/2014, 2:35am...
When we pray we put All our trust in the Lord therefore we must wait until he answers our prayers and basically wait and honor HIS WILL
Kim Brown's Psalms Chapter 27 comment about verse 14 on 3/13/2014, 3:05pm...
Gilda Gaulden's Psalms Chapter 27 comment about verse 2 on 3/10/2014, 5:53am...
Psalms 27 2 Is a Psalms of deliverance and favor resting in the arms of our Jehovah Jireh This scripture shows God mighty hands and strength of God arms delivering us from the evils and wiles of the devil We see the Power of God the strength of God and the Wisdom of God fighting for us
Scax's Psalms Chapter 27 comment about verse 4 on 2/18/2014, 3:22pm...
The verse reminds us to ask God to make us concious of his presence in our lives everyday so as to give us a guard to our behaviors Further so we can become wise through constant consultation with him regarding our situations TO God our Father be the Glory and Power
Tanya's Psalms Chapter 27 comment on 2/16/2014, 9:32pm...
I have grown up with this psalms and now as an adult I love it even more It uplift your spritit when you are feeling down it also teaches you to wait patiently on anything and trust our lord to know that he will come through for you and will never leave nor forsake us Thank you Jesus Amen
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