February 9, Reading 2 – Psalm 26, 27

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SAA Notes

Think about how David describes God in Psalm 27. The Apostle Paul often uses the thought in verse 27:14 – Romans 8:23,25, 1 Corinthians 1:7,4:5, 1 Thessalonians 1:10.

SJA Notes

“Vindicate me, O LORD, for I have walked in my integrity, and I have trusted in the LORD without wavering.”

At the start and end of Psalm 26 we have these words from David, such confidence.

Where does David get this kind of confidence?

Is it in himself, his own paths, his own decisions?

Psalm 27 gives us the answer.

“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?”

David continues,

“Though an army encamp against me, my heart shall not fear; though war arise against me, yet I will be confident.”

Here it is! The answer to how David can be so confident.

His confidence in the Lord God Almighty! 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.

We worship the God who made us, saves us, sanctifies us. The God who is preparing an inheritance for us, a place for us, like no other!

* Dear God Above,

Thank You that we can place our confidence in You, that we can be confident in the face of abuse, violence and even death.

Because You are the God who resurrects! Through Your work at the cross we have confidence that death has no hold on us.

Please help us to wrestle with these truths today Lord.

Amen.

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