Sunday, 31 January 2016

Pondering The Psalms - Psalm 27

Each Sunday I choose a Psalm and write down some brief thoughts on it.


Today I'm looking at Psalm 27 


This is one of the Psalms of David.


This Psalm falls into five parts:

V. 1
Declaration

V. 2-3
Confidence

V. 4-6
Praise

V. 7-12
Teaching

V. 13-14
Hope


Declaration.
We need to physically say these words.
We need to speak forth the truth, to truly grasp that we need not be afraid
       
                        He is our Light

                              and
                                        He is our Salvation 

                                              and
                                                        He is our Stronghold


Confidence.
The speaking out as in the last two verses and the knowledge that there is no need to be afraid leads on to being confident about what we know God has promised  -  this makes me think of Psalm 34 
He has promised that He is on our side.


Praise.
The result of seeking God, wanting to live in His ways and being in His Shelter can only lead to us giving Him all the praise and thanksgiving we can.


Declaration, Confidence, Praise, Teaching, Hope.


Teaching.
Crying out to God, seeking His face and accepting His gracious help leads us to listen and pay attention to Him to learn what is the good and acceptable will of God   (Romans 12:2)
All because we are not leaning to the way of others or to our natural instincts but we are being focused on His way.


Hope.
Knowing God's promises, having gained confidence in knowing God's will and His way and being prepared to wait on Him has all come to the point where we know we have hope for now and for the future.







A Lighthouse and a Lifeboat

illustrations

of 

His Love stretched out to us.






5 comments:

  1. Psalms are amazing! I'm praying them through for the lent and it's amazing be part of the language, imagery and faith that they posess.

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  2. Beautiful lighthouse! Is it located near you?
    I'm really appreciating this series!

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    1. Yes Michele the lighthouse is less than 20 miles from us in a place called Donaghadee, Northern Ireland

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  3. I love that chapter 27 starts with The Lord is my light and my salvation; whom shall I fear? and ends with Wait on the Lord:be of good courage, and he shall strengthen thine heart: wait, I say, on the Lord.

    Thanks for sharing with Thankful Thursdays.

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  4. I love this breakdown of the Psalms, Sandra! Thank you for sharing it with me. And blessings on your new week ahead.

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