Re:Verse reading—Psalm 27 (day six)
The Psalms are full of beautiful theological truths; there is much to be learned about God from the words the poet is inspired to write, but we not only learn from their content but also their form. Psalm 27 is a wonderful example. David moves from hopeful affirmations, to spiritual longings, and then into prayer. In fact, the majority of Psalm 27 is a prayer.
What can we learn from these forms? We learn that as David works out these truths of God in real life (in this case fear), his faith finds its fullest expression in actual prayer, real, gutsy prayer. The Psalms would lead us to believe, that regardless of what we face in this life, it cannot be devoid of real prayer. In this way prayer becomes the feet of our faith; what we believe and hope in God.
So, let me ask you, do you pray? Does what you believe about God work itself out in real life and find its way into real-life prayer?