Psa. 27:0 Of David.
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?
David had plenty to fear, spending much of his time either fighting or staying away from enemies. Even those who professed to be his family and friends could push him to the very brink. As a young man he learned to face his fears with God’s help. He shepherded his flocks and protected them from wild animals. The giant Goliath was no match for this young man who was filled with courage from the Lord. However, now, a bit later and more experienced he could have felt like all of life was crashing in on him. He needed to be reminded again that he did not need to fear.
This is the only place in the Old Testament where the LORD is referred to as light. For David, God is the source of life and strength. He had become a great warrior because God had fought with him and given him all of his vitality and cour…