Re:Verse reading—Psalm 27 (day three) 

The Lord is my light and my salvation—whom shall I fear?

Come on.  Even David felt fear.  It’s what fallen, finite human beings do.  This passage wouldn’t have us believe David belted out these verses as if they were taunts against hostile forces.  This isn’t bravado; it’s meditation—an examination of the self, a questioning of otherwise knee-jerk responses.  “Whom shall I fear?” is not a declaration.  It really does pose a question: What do I actually know about God?  Specifically, does God’s vision of human life rise above political machinations?  Does his wisdom rise higher than geopolitical intrigue?  Is there a love that remains when families fall into strife?  David shows us that in perilous times, if we will survey the soul, we will open our lives to a flood of courage from a God who’s still sure.

Author: Bryan Richardson

Bryan Richardson is the Associate Pastor to Pastoral Ministries & College and Single Adults at FBCSA.

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  1. The Lord is the source of light and is our light, no one else! That is He guides and leads us all the way if we trust and believe in Him. Darkness is the emblem of distress, trouble, perplexity, and sorrow.

    God furnished David and will furnish us such light that these troubles would disappear; and God’s way was bright and happy. And for my and your salvation, God saves us and delivers us.

    Whom shall I or we fear? The answer is the Lord! We should fear no one but the Lord!

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