27:6  And now my head will be lifted up above my enemies around me; 2; cf. She was also working part-time, to pay the bills. Perhaps I have learned some over time. While others may forsake us, God never will abandon us (see also Hebrews 13:5). “Thy face, O Lord, I shall seek.”. BibliographyTrapp, John. Though war should rise against me - Though it should be proclaimed, and though all preparation should be made for it, I will not be afraid. We do not have to face them alone. 13; literally, "Had I not believed to see the goodness of the Lord in the land of the living...") The sentence is unfinished. I have been delivered from the lion, therefore shall be from the bear; from lion and bear, therefore from the Philistine; from the Philistine, therefore from Saul; from Saul, therefore God will deliver me from every evil work, and preserve me blameless to his heavenly kingdom. Note: Charles H. Spurgeon comments, “Wait at His door with prayer; wait at His foot with humility; wait at His table with service; wait at His window with expectancy.” J. H. Jowett comments, “To wait for the Lord is to make the Lord the clinging place of the soul, and therefore the resting place, and therefore the growing place.”. He said, “Teach me your way, O Lord, and lead me on a level path because of my enemies.” For me, this is where weekly worship comes in. Psalm 27 expresses both David’s faith and his vulnerability. “ Though an army deploys against me, my heart is not afraid; though a war breaks out against me, still I am confident.” (Psalm 27:3, HCSB) I want you to … The Biblical Illustrator. 2. Reader, this third verse is the comfortable and logical inference from the second, confidence is the child of experience. https:https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/bul/psalms-27.html. When he surfaced, he was able to grab the girl’s arm. David’s gratitude for the Lord’s protection found expression in “shouts of joy” and singing praises to the Lord. BibliographyEllicott, Charles John. BibliographyClarke, Adam. Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Sermons Practical Consideration: We must think more about God than about our problems. V. the suffering of apparent defeat in the cause of right is but sharing the burden of God. "Stand but your ground, your ghostly foes will fly. Though an host - Though an “army;” that is, any army, or any number of men in battle array. Please enter your email address associated with your Salem All-Pass account, then click Continue. https:https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/heg/psalms-27.html. When we realize the glory of him whom we believe, there is no bound to our delight and exultation; and at such times we can laugh in defiance at our foes; yea, "smile at Satan's rage, and face a frowning world." 2. My heart shall not fear - He would not tremble; he would not feel that there was anything of which to be afraid. He can neither stand the clamour of the multitude, nor the frowns of the mighty. The reference to being forsaken by his parents can be understood to mean that David’s parents had died. Third, faith in God does not spare us from trials and tribulations. Note: 1. BibliographyTorrey, R. A. III. A good conscience. And what should the response be but this, "Thy face, Lord, will I seek"? It consists not in the multitude of riches, or the elevation of rank; for experience shows that these may be possessed by the worthless, as well as by the deserving. Soon the ship had left port and was steaming out of the channel. A first disaster brings consternation; a ripened experience alone can take calamity calmly. He had asserted this, indeed, in the first verse, but now, upon farther proof of it, he repeats it. 6. "Commentary Critical and Explanatory on the Whole Bible". Though an host should encamp against me, my heart shall not fear: though war should rise against me, in. If fortitude be thus essential to the enjoyment of life, it is equally so to the proper discharge of all its most important duties. BibliographyJamieson, Robert, D.D. = - c. I. 1. love will no base fear endure;Love Jesus! 1599-1645. in this — that is, then, in such extremity. Article Images Copyright © 2020 Getty Images unless otherwise indicated. my heart shall not fear; for not only the angels of the Lord encamped about him, as they do about all that fear the Lord; but salvation was appointed for walls and bulwarks about him; yea, the Lord himself was a wall of fire around him, and he was kept as in a garrison by the power of God; though war should rise against me: in all its terrible shapes: in this will I be confident; either in this war, in the midst of it; or in this that he had expressed, Psalm 27:1; that the Lord was his light, his salvation, and the strength of his life; so the Jewish writers (e): or as others (f), in this one thing, desired in Psalm 27:4; but either of the former senses is best, especially the latter of them. Do not yield to evil because the siege is a strait one. Copyright StatementThe New John Gill's Exposition of the Entire Bible Modernised and adapted for the computer by Larry Pierce of Online Bible. Listen to the varied phases of the psalmist's words. It consists in being deterred by no danger when duty calls us forth; in fulfilling our allotted part, whatever it may be, with faithfulness, bravery, and constancy of mind. The words, "He shall strengthen thine heart," are, rather, "Let thine heart be strong;" as if the psalmist would chide himself that he should ever have a moment's misgiving, when he has such a God in whom to trust, and such a stronghold in which to abide (Nahum 1:7). We praise God, but the organ gives the voice-power (see ver. that I would see the goodness of the Lord

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