Last week, we examined the first 3 verses of Psalm 27 and how our confidence should not be in ourselves but only in Christ.
You could also think of the psalm in the familiar framework of Ephesians 4:20-24. The format of this psalm can be easily changed into a “Put-Off” and “Put-On” chart. We can glean simple truths just from 14 verses that the Lord breathed out in Psalm 27 and here’s an example simply from the very first verse:
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?
- being afraid of man rather than God
- fearing God by remembering that God made you, loves you, and cares for you even when trouble comes
What is so helpful about the Word of God is that God teaches us what we must stop doing and then what we must start doing out of faith and trust in Him. Utilize this format as you study the Bible and allow it to transform how you think, speak, and act under the power of the Holy Spirit. God renews us in the spirit of our minds (Eph. 4:23) enabling us to become more like Christ so we do not have to trust our own abilities but in His ability to change us for His own glory.
-Rachel and Mark Shaw (in awe of the practicality of God’s Word)