Psalm 27 Part 3
In this psalm, David confidently expresses his passion and love for his Lord. As I write this blog yesterday was father’s day and this has reminded me of the impact that my father had on my life. Although he has been in heaven for over 47 years I am still impacted by his life. After I was married and had a family of my own, we became very close and spent many hours talking about the Lord. His unique relationship with his Lord created such a desire in me to know the Lord and now after all these years later that desire to be close to the Lord only gets stronger and stronger. Because of David’s passion for his Lord, this psalm speaks to me every time that I read it. Because of this relationship, he was able to say in verse 6 “And now my head shall be lifted up above my enemies all around me; therefore, I will offer sacrifices of joy in His tabernacle; I will sing, yes, I will sing praises to the Lord”. This verse exposes a great truth, David did not wait for his situation to change before he started praising the Lord. This verse also clearly states that David was surrounded by his enemies but that did not stop him from worshipping his Lord, because his focus was on the Lord, not his enemies. This is a great encouragement and lesson to me, it does not matter how dark or hopeless the world may look like when I focus on the Lord that puts everything in its rightful place. While it is good to think about the Lord, David takes it to the next level when he said that he would sing praises to the Lord. We should never underestimate the power of what we say when we sing, I enjoy having worship songs playing all the time and constantly join with a song that expresses my love for my Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ. I appreciate the fact that David was honest in saying that there were moments where he felt left alone and forsaken by God but he did allow that wrong thinking to change his love for his Lord. When feeling like this I am encouraged by his response in Verse 10 which says: “When my father and mother forsake me then the Lord will take care of me”. The final verse I want to consider in this blog is verse 8 which says: “When you said,’ Seek my face’ my heart said to you,’ Your face, Lord, I will seek’”. Here we see David’s constant desire for a close relationship with his Lord. It is interesting to note that he was waiting for his Lord to speak to him. This is so important because we can be sidetracked by the circumstances of life we find ourselves in, and it is our choice to be aware of His presence continually. The expression “Seek My face” denotes a close experience – we cannot see a person face to face from a distance, to see someone’s face we need to be very close to the person. This was David’s declaration that he chose to be close to his Lord. This has impacted and strengthened me for when I am close to my Lord I enjoy His presence.