When we practice these principles in Psalm 27 we will have a balanced Christian life. ASSURANCE OF PROTECTION - Vss. When the wicked advance against me to devour me, it is my enemies and my foes who will stumble and fall. 13 I remain confident of this: I will see the goodness of the Lord(AF) in the land of the living. (G), 4 One thing(H) I ask from the Lord, this only do I seek:that I may dwell in the house of the Lord all the days of my life,(I)to gaze on the beauty of the Lord and to seek him in his temple.5 For in the day of trouble(J) he will keep me safe(K) in his dwelling;he will hide me(L) in the shelter of his sacred tent and set me high upon a rock.(M). (V)” Your face, Lord, I will seek.9 Do not hide your face(W) from me, do not turn your servant away in anger;(X) you have been my helper. 4 Outlines . (AA)10 Though my father and mother forsake me, the Lord will receive me.11 Teach me your way,(AB) Lord; lead me in a straight path(AC) because of my oppressors. Of course the Lord Jesus is the ultimate tabernacle of God (John 1:14). HOPE IN THE MIDST OF YOUR BATTLES. (D), 2 When the wicked advance against me to devour[a] me,it is my enemies and my foes who will stumble and fall. PSALM 27. Companies closing their doors and moving production to other areas or even foreign countries! 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NIV Reverse Interlinear Bible: English to Hebrew and English to Greek. ASPIRATION TOWARDS GOD - Vss. Take a look at what I have learned as I studied Psalm 27: Do Not Fear — God is with you "THE BOOK OF PSALMS" Psalm 27 - Light And Salvation In Dark Times OBJECTIVES IN STUDYING THIS PSALM 1) To glean David's source of strength and courage in difficult times 2) To learn where to turn when persecuted by enemies or forsaken by family SUMMARY This psalm is ascribed to David, evidently written in a time of danger (12). So, here we go, Psalm 27, "The Lord is my light and my salvation, whom shall I fear or dread"? Though an army besiege me, my heart will not fear; though war break out against me, even then I will be confident. (Y)Do not reject me or forsake(Z) me, God my Savior. When the Lord is our light, our salvation, and our strength, we have nothing to fear. There is much fear and concern not only about the future, there is fear of the here and now. 5-6, 10 . All rights reserved worldwide. This Psalm is written by David and it is a reflection of how his faith in the power of God sustained him through many trials. Let's just take a little pause right there and think for a minute about dread. Seeking the face of God is to be a priority in our lives. 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? E very time I read or hear Psalm 27 I recall how privileged I am to know Jesus as my Savior. "THE BOOK OF PSALMS" Psalm 27 - Light And Salvation In Dark Times OBJECTIVES IN STUDYING THIS PSALM 1) To glean David's source of strength and courage in difficult times 2) To learn where to turn when persecuted by enemies or forsaken by family SUMMARY This psalm is ascribed to David, evidently written in a time of danger (12). Intro: As I read the words of this psalm, I see the imagery of battle being portrayed in these verses. (U)8 My heart says of you, “Seek his face! Copyright © 2019 by Zondervan. Words like “enemies” and “foes” in verse 2; “host” in verse 3; “war” in verse 3; and “enemies” in verse 6 all speak of warfare. ABSENCE OF FEAR - Vss. 7 Hear my voice(T) when I call, Lord; be merciful to me and answer me. Holy Bible, New International Version®, NIV® Copyright ©1973, 1978, 1984, 2011 by Biblica, Inc.® Used by permission. 4, 8. (AG)14 Wait(AH) for the Lord; be strong(AI) and take heart and wait for the Lord. Francis Bacon (1561-1626) said, "Nothing is terrible except fear itself." 1 The Lord Is My Light and My Salvation Psalm 27 Psalm 27 is a part of a trio of Psalms (26-28), that give instruction on seeking and finding the Lord in His house, His tabernacle (v.6). Thoreau said in his journal on September 7, 1851, "Nothing is so much to be feared as fear." PSALM 27 Claude Thomas Introduction: In the March 4, 1933 inaugural address of Franklin D. Roosevelt, he spoke this famous sentence: "The only thing we have to fear is fear itself." You know, I think a lot of times we don't think enough about how miserable dreading things makes us. (AD)12 Do not turn me over to the desire of my foes, for false witnesses(AE) rise up against me, spouting malicious accusations. (E)3 Though an army besiege me, my heart will not fear;(F)though war break out against me, even then I will be confident. 6 Then my head will be exalted(N) above the enemies who surround me;(O)at his sacred tent I will sacrifice(P) with shouts of joy;(Q) I will sing(R) and make music(S) to the Lord. Of David. 1-3. Psalm 27:1-6 We live in difficult times today.