Psalm 118:6 – The Lord is on my side; I will not fear.
What can man do to me?
The psalm opens by focusing on the Lord’s steadfast love. God is faithful and all powerful. In verse 4 and 5 the psalmist tell us for those who fear the Lord his love will endure forever and when we call on the Lord, He will answer. Therefore, for those who fear the Lord, He is with them and they are joined together. A person with the Lord on his side, has no reason to fear. Thus the rhetorical question, what can man do to a person who has been saved by the almighty God?
This is correct position I need to place myself before God. I need to humbly fear the Lord and seek Him first. God is my creator, sustainer, savior and redeemer. Although, it would be easy to focus on the uncertainty of the times, the Lord has given us a Spirit of courage not fear. Paul reminds us by ourselves we are nothing we but can do all things through Christ. When we are in Christ and with Him, the Spirit will guide and protect us. Man can only hate and injure our physical body but God holds our eternity with Him.
Thank you for the truth in your word and your steadfast love for me. Help me to fear you and boldly share your gospel to honor you.