Today you should read: Psalm 27
I love this Psalm. The band Telecast wrote this Psalm into a song entitled “Psalm 27” It has helped me to memorize most of this Psalm because it is pretty much word for word. David is writing a familiar theme that God is our stronghold, our fortress, and our protector. God defends us against anything and anyone He does not want to harm us. Nothing happens to us apart from God allowing it. Isn’t that assuring? No matter how big the problem or how great the hurdle life may present you, God controls it all and only wants what is best for us and His glory.
The keys to this Psalm are found in verse 4 and 8. David is doing two things here. The first is that he is spending time with God. He talks in verse 4 about being in “the house of the Lord” and being in “His temple.” We have to constantly be in God’s presence. That is why we were made and what our purpose is. How are you doing with this? Have you been spending time with Jesus…not just reading the Bible or a devotional book. Those are good things and certainly part of spending time with God but there is a lot more to it than that. How is your prayer life? How are you doing sharing the gospel? How often do you see God in the small details of life like a flower, a sunset, or a laugh? God doesn’t just want us to be with Him for a few minutes or even an hour or so in the morning, He wants all our time. Spend some time today looking for God in the details.
The second thing we see in is verse 8 as David is seeking God. He is looking to God for answers, for guidance, and for direction. How often do you do this? How often do you spend time in prayer and ask God for His counsel in making decisions? Many times we see this as a last resort or only necessary in dire situations. God wants us to “seek His face” in all situations, even the little things. So, when we have times in our life when we need to make a decision then we need to seek God. When we don’t do this everything usually falls apart or goes south, and we end up going through a lot of junk we didn’t have to. When we do these things we can rest assured that God is our refuge and stronghold. When we are attacked or surrounded then we can be confident in Him.
Posted by: Robbie Byrd