Psalm 27:1 – 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?
The Lord is omnipresent and soverign, but here we see the psalmist’s importance of having a relationship with the Lord. The Lord is the light in darkness and personal savior to the psalmist. When walking in the light of the Lord, having been saved, the psalmist asks who should he fear. The Lord is the center and strength of psalmist’s life. Again, he poses the rhetorical question of who should he be afraid?
The answer to the psalmists question is to fear no man, rather to have a fear and reverence for the Lord. I need to recognize the Lord as my creator, redeemer and fortress of my life. In John 1:9-10, John describes John the Baptist foretelling about Jesus as, “The true light, which gives light to everyone, was coming into the world. He was in the world, and the world was made through him, yet the world did not know him.” Jesus, who created everything, came to earth in flesh to die a sacrificial death so those who believe in him can be saved and have eternal life in relationship with the Father. When I think from the perspective that I trust Jesus with my life, salvation and I amwalking in His light there is really nothing to fear as Jesus is my greatest need. My response should be to love Him, love others and give the glory to Him.
Thank you for your steadfast love, shelter and salvation through Jesus. Let the power of the Spirit guide me to humbly submit to walk in your light and make you known.