Psalm 27: 1, 4-9

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?

One thing I ask of the Lord, this is what I seek: that I may dwell in the house of the Lord all the days of my life, to gaze upon the beauty of the Lord and to seek him in his temple. For in the day of trouble he will keep me safe in his dwelling; he will hide me in the shelter of his tabernacle and set me high upon a rock. Then my head will be exalted above the enemies who surround me; at his tabernacle will I sacrifice with shouts of joy; I will sing and make music to the Lord.

Hear my voice when I call, O Lord; be merciful to me and answer me. My heart says of you, “Seek his face!” Your face, Lord, will I seek. Do not hide your face from me, do not turn your servant away in anger; you have been my helper. Do not forsake me, O God my Savior.

A Thought

David was a man after the heart of God making music to the Lord. David cries out in praise to the Lord who is his light and salvation asking God to be merciful to him that he may dwell in the house of the Lord forever. David shows his faith in his day of trouble knowing he has nothing to fear that God will exalt him over his enemies. Let each of us be intentional about ministry, seeking the face of God in faith and in song with shouts of joyful praise.

Our Prayer

Father thank you for David’s example of how to worship and praise you with triumphant faith. You are the One we seek to serve with your gladness. Thank you for your mercy and protection for your servants. In Jesus’ name, we praise you, amen.