Wait on the Lord — O my soul, to which some think he now turns his speech: or rather, O reader, whosoever thou art, wait on God by faith and prayer, and in an humble resignation to his will. THIS psalm is one of those which have been called "composite"; and certainly it falls into two parts which offer the strongest possible contrast the one to the other. Verse 14. The LORD is my light and my salvation;Whom shall I fear?The LORD is the strength of my life;Of whom shall I be afraid?When the wicked came against meTo eat up my flesh,My enemies and foes,They stumbled and fell.Though an army may encamp against me,My heart shall not fear;Though war may rise against me,In this I will be confident.a. Psalm 27:13. Verses 1-14. Hebrew, יהוה קוה אל, kavveh eel Jehovah, look to, or hope for, or expect, the Lord. (Psalms 27:1-6) is altogether joyous and jubilant.It records, as has been said, "the triumph of a warrior's faith." 1 Corinthians 16:13. Part 1. Be comfortable, hold fast (as the Greek hath), be manly, or quit thee as a man; which word the apostle useth. Wait on the Lord, be of good courage. Like anyone else, David experienced anxiety. The LORD is my light and my salvation: Like many psalms, King David wrote this from a season of trouble. God calls us by his Spirit, by his word, by his worship, and by special providences, merciful and afflicting. These are the words of encouragement against remissness, fear, faintness of heart, or other infirmities. Psalm 27:7–14 reveals that David, while he commits his faith to God, is not immune from fear. "Behold the emmet of God, "saith he, "it rises early every day, it runs to God's church, it there prays, it hears the lesson read, it sings a psalm, it ruminates what it hears, it meditates thereupon, and hoards up within itself the precious corn gathered from that barn floor." Psalms 27:14 Wait on the Lord, be of good courage, and He shall strengthen thine heart; wait, I say, on the Lord. Here, however, David seems to be pleading for those exact protections. Part 2. (Psalms 27:7-14) is sad and plaintive. I had fainted — These words are not in the original, but are added to complete the sense. When we are foolishly making court to lying vanities, God is, in love to … For the speech is abrupt and imperfect, as is very usual, not only with the inspired penmen, but many other authors, in all vehement passions or commotions of mind, such as David was in at this time. EXPOSITION. Psalm 27:14. In the prior section of this psalm, David stated his reasons to be confident in the Lord. (Read Psalm 27:7-14) Wherever the believer is, he can find a way to the throne of grace by prayer.


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