Both of these psalms have the idea of _confidence_.
David’s words in Psalm 26 are full of confidence!
V1 says, “Vindicate me, O LORD, for I have walked in my integrity, and I have trusted in the LORD without wavering.”
Where does David get this kind of confidence?
Is it in himself, his own paths, his own decisions?
Psalm 27 spells it out.
V1 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?”
And v3 says, “Though an army encamp against me, my heart shall not fear; though war arise against me, yet I will be confident.”
This is it! The answer to how David can be so confident.
Because his confidence is in the LORD! Nothing of self, all of Him!
This is such a wonderful truth for us to grasp hold of, to wrestle with in our own lives as we both come to the Lord (as David does here), but also as we go about our lives as God’s people.
Our confidence is in the Lord, praise God! He has made us, saves us, sanctifies us and He is preparing a place for us (John 14).
This is the God we worship. The one we can place all our confidence in.