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Whom Shall I Fear, and Shouts of Joy

Hello, there are two verses that I’m going to be talking (typing) about today. The first is Psalm 27:1, which says,

“The Lord is my light and my salvation —
    whom shall I fear?
The Lord is the stronghold of my life—
    of whom shall I be afraid?”

David (in the verse above) is saying that God was his light and his salvation, and because of that, David asked who he should fear. He said that the Lord was the stronghold of his life, so who should he be afraid of? David was pretty much saying that God was his strength, so he had no reason to be afraid.

The second verse is Psalm 27:6 which says,

“Then my head will be exalted 
    above the enemies who surround me; 
at his sacred tent I will sacrifice with shouts of joy; 
    I will sing and make music to the Lord.”

Here David is saying that his head would be exalted above his enemies. He said that at the sacred tent, he would sacrifice with shouts of joy. Now, this was pretty uncommon. You don’t really see many priests in the Old-Testament who are shouting for joy as their about to enter the most holy place, to offer the sacrifices. It really was a matter of life and death. If they were clean, then God would let them live and make sacrifices for themselves and all the people. But, if they weren’t pure, then God would kill them. But here we see that David is going to offer sacrifices with shouts of joy, and with singing and music to God.

We would have been killed, for we were sinners, and worthy of death. But God saved our lives, because He had a greater plan for us. What was that plan? To show us His loving-kindness, and His mercy. He gave His son for us. He loved us, and saved us, by giving His son for us. God’s ultimate plan was to give His son for us, and save us.

Now, we should praise Him. Adam might not have though he had much of a reason to praise God when he (Adam) hadn’t sinned. But Adam and Eve sinned, and ever since we have sinned. So, God sent a sacrifice, who atoned for our sins, giving us a reason to praise the Lord! So, let’s thank Him, and praise Him, and love Him for He has loved us. Thank You, Lord!

Prayer: Dear Heavenly Father,

Thank You for loving me so much. Thank You for giving Your son for me. Thank You for giving Your own son for us. Thank You for giving me such a reason to praise You, Lord. Thank You for blessing me. Please help me to see how much You really have blessed me. Please help me to praise You. Please help me to grow stronger in You. In Jesus’ name, Amen.

Verses:

Beginning verses, Psalms 27:1 and Psalm 27:6,

“The Lord is my light and my salvation —
    whom shall I fear?
The Lord is the stronghold of my life—
    of whom shall I be afraid?” (Psalms 27:1)

“Then my head will be exalted 
    above the enemies who surround me; 
at his sacred tent I will sacrifice with shouts of joy; 
    I will sing and make music to the Lord.” (Psalms 27:6)

Peace and love, Joy Cleveland

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