Intensely Longing

Sunday School: 12//14/14
Psalm 27:1-6

The Lord is my light and my salvation— so why should I be afraid? The Lord is my fortress, protecting me from danger, so why should I tremble? When evil people come to devour me, when my enemies and foes attack me, they will stumble and fall. Though a mighty army surrounds me, my heart will not be afraid. Even if I am attacked, I will remain confident.

The one thing I ask of the Lordthe thing I seek most— is to live in the house of the Lord all the days of my life, delighting in the Lord’s perfections and meditating in his Temple. For he will conceal me there when troubles come; he will hide me in his sanctuary. He will place me out of reach on a high rock. Then I will hold my head high above my enemies who surround me.
At his sanctuary I will offer sacrifices with shouts of joy, singing and praising the Lord with music.”

We all are dependent on someone for something. David faced many battles, yet still relied on God.

  • “My heart shall not far…, yet I will be confident.” (See 27:3)
  • “He is not afraid of bad news; his heart is firm, trusting in the Lord.
    His heart is steady: he will not be afraid.” -Psalm 112:6-7a

How does confidence in God giving you salvation, help you in facing every day issues? If God loves me enough to save me, He will stay with me with all the stuff…even when others walk out. For David, he is intensely longing: this is all I want: To dwell in the house of the Lord.

David’s seeking of God is deliberate, just as God’s pursuing us is very deliberate. Can we say our seeking God is deliberate and something we strive for?


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