Psalms Chapter 27
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Psalms Chapter 27 Bible commentary...
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.
Commentary by Matthew Henry, 1710.
Sometimesfrustrated's Psalms Chapter 27 comment on 7/28/2015, 10:30pm...
Sometimes I become frustrated myself by allow an the enemy to still moments of my life but everytime I read God's Word itvredirects me it gives me the opportunity to reflect on how good God is and how I want his light to shine through me so I apply it and wait on him and not become so easily frustrated with life troubles
Shanita's Psalms Chapter 27 comment about verse 1 on 7/28/2015, 10:14pm...
The Lord is my light and my salvation whom shall I fear, means it is by Christ Jesus alone that God has brought me out of darkness and into His marvelous light that same light that leads and guides me by His grace. By grace I am saved through faith in Christ Jesus, and not of any of my own doing. Because He is my Shepherd, and if He be for me, nothing can prevail against me, I have nothing to fear. The Lord is the strength of my life means I can do all things through Christ which strengthens me and nothing shall be impossible for me.
Lynsdel's Psalms Chapter 27 comment on 7/26/2015, 9:28am...
Psalms 27 give us a concrete assurance that when we trust God no matter whatdifficult situations we encounter we will not be defeated.He will never leave us us alone or forsake us.
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