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David’s Meditation on Hardship

Yesterday went pretty quickly – and so will the next few days – but expect that once the novelty wears off, days will pass slowly.

Crises, pandemics and disasters are not unique! David experienced this too (whatever it was). He pens under inspiration:

Ps 27:1 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?

2 When evil men advance against me to devour my flesh,

when my enemies and my foes attack me, they will stumble and fall.

3 Though an army besiege me, my heart will not fear;

though war break out against me, even then will I be confident.

4 One thing I ask of the LORD, this is what I seek:

that I may dwell in the house of the LORD all the days of my life,

to gaze upon the beauty of the LORD and to seek him in his temple.

5 For in the day of trouble he will keep me safe in his dwelling;

he will hide me in the shelter of his tabernacle and set me high upon a rock.

6 Then my head will be exalted above the enemies who surround me;

at his tabernacle will I sacrifice with shouts of joy; I will sing and make music to the LORD.

7 Hear my voice when I call, O LORD, be merciful to me and answer me.

8 My heart says of you, “Seek his face!” Your face, LORD, I will seek.

9 Do not hide your face from me, do not turn your servant away in anger; you have been my helper.

Do not reject me or forsake me, O God my Savior.

10 Though my father and mother forsake me, the LORD will receive me.

11 Teach me your way, O LORD, lead me in a straight path because of my oppressors.

12 Do not turn me over to the desire of my foes, for false witnesses rise up against me, breathing out violence.

13 I am still confident of this: I will see the goodness of the LORD in the land of the living.

14 Wait for the LORD, be strong and take heart and wait for the LORD.

Consider:

  • Verses 1-3 The resource of the saints
  • Verses 4-5 The retribution due to sinners
  • Verses 6-9 The rejoicing of the saved
  • Verses 10-14 The dependence of the saints

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