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.