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OVERCOMING OBSTACLES

November 3, 2014

Monday

 

Psalm 27:1

 

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?

 

LESSON

 

David expressed great confidence as he looked to the future because Yahweh was his light, salvation, and stronghold. Light connotes understanding, joy, and life. According to Warren Wiersbe, this is the first time in Scripture that a writer used light as a metaphor for God. Light is a natural figure for almost everything that is positive, from truth and goodness to joy and vitality to name but a few. The phrases ‘my light’ and ‘my salvation’ mean essentially the same thing.

Talking to an expatriate worker in the Middle East, one reporter asks the question: What motivate you to endure all the hardships, discrimination, injustices and loneliness? The expatriate answered, “The thought that I’m doing all these for my family!” Looking at David’s example – his confidence in the midst of hardship is not the result of the absence of trouble, but the presence of God.

 

Memory Verse: Ecclesiastes 7:9

 

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