THEME: THE ROCK
Psalms 27:1-8 NIV
“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? When the wicked advance against me to devour me, it is my enemies and my foes who will stumble and fall. Though an army besiege me, my heart will not fear; though war break out against me, even then I will be confident. One thing I ask from the Lord, this only do I seek: that I may dwell in the house of the Lord all the days of my life, to gaze on the beauty of the Lord and to seek him in his temple. For in the day of trouble he will keep me safe in his dwelling; he will hide me in the shelter of his sacred tent and set me high upon a rock. Then my head will be exalted above the enemies who surround me; at his sacred tent I will sacrifice with shouts of joy; I will sing and make music to the Lord. Hear my voice when I call, Lord; be merciful to me and answer me. My heart says of you, “Seek his face!” Your face, Lord, I will seek.”
-The poetic narrations of king David reveal his passion and love for God, as his heart was after God’s own heart. When he was pursued by his enemies, he trusted in God. When he was confronted by evil men, He believed in God’s protection, setting him high upon a rock, a place of safety. We find the advantages accrued for soughting after the face of God in the life of David. He was loved, favored and blessed by God, together with his generation.
How lovely is Your dwelling place, Lord Almighty. My soul yearns, even faints, for the courts of the Lord. My heart and my flesh cry out for the living God. Even the sparrow has found a home, and the swallow a nest for herself, where she may have her young a place near Your altar, Lord Almighty, our King and God. Blessed are those who dwell in Your house; they are ever praising You. We wait on You our Lord and God, our Refuge and Strength. May You help us when we are weak and save us from our enemies. Save us from shame and disaster. Protect and preserve us in Your arm dear Jesus. Our hearts yearn for You Lord, may You teach us to seek first Your kingdom and righteousness, and all other things You will add unto us. Teach us to do Your will Lord God Almighty. We pray this believing and trusting in Jesus Mighty name. Amen
Further reading: Psalms 84:1–12