Psalm 27 – In God’s Company There is No Fear


“Yahweh is my light and my salvation, whom need I fear?  Yahweh is the fortress of my life, of whom should I be afraid?  When evil men advance against me to devour my flesh, they, my opponents, my enemies, are the ones who stumble and fall.  Though an army pitched camp against me, my heart would not fear; though war were waged against me, my trust would still be firm.

One thing I ask of Yahweh, one thing I seek: to live in the house of Yahweh all the days of my life, to enjoy the sweetness of Yahweh and to consult Him in His temple.  For He shelters me under His awning in times of trouble; He hides me deep in His tent, sets me high on a rock.  And now my head is held high over the enemies who surround me, in His tent I will offer exultant sacrifice.  I will sing, I will play for Yahweh!

Yahweh, hear my voice as I cry!  Pity me!  Answer me!  My heart has said of you, “Seek His face.”  Yahweh, I do seek Your face; do not hide Your face from me.  Do not repulse Your servant in anger; You are my help.  Never leave me, never desert me, God, my Saviour!  If my father and mother desert me, Yahweh will care for me still.

Yahweh, teach me Your way, lead me in the path of integrity because of my enemies; do not abandon me to the will of my foes–false witnesses have risen against me, and breathe out violence.  

This I believe: I shall see the goodness of Yahweh, in the land of the living.  Put your hope in Yahweh, be strong, let your heart be bold, put your hope in Yahweh.” (Psalm 27 Jerusalem Bible)

This is a good Psalm for prayer to the Lord.  Put yourself in David’s place and put your confidence in the God of YOUR salvation: Yahweh, God Almighty and His Son, Jesus Christ.

Blessings everyone…

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