Psalm 27:4-5 meditation. Part of series in preparation for Yom Kippur.
I hear it often and have said it myself, “If I just had ______________, I’d be happy.” Maybe it is a large sum of money. Maybe to be debt-free, or a particular model car. Maybe it is to be in better shape, or better looking. Maybe it is a spouse, or particular someone. Or, a title, position, business, etc… The list is endless. For each person, the perceived want/need is different.
The Psalmist asks for ONE thing, and it is Continue reading “If you could ask for ONE thing, what would it be?”
We are in the month of Elul, the 6th month in the Hebrew calendar. Traditionally, this is a month of repentance and deep introspection as we prepare ourselves to stand before the King on Tishri 10, Yom Kippur. During this time, in addition to normal reading, it is customary to add Psalm 27 as a daily meditation. In that light, I’d like to post a few notes over the next few days. Please share your thoughts on each verse selection as it comes up…
27:1 Yehovah is my light and my salvation;
whom shall I fear?
Yehovah is the stronghold of my life;
of whom shall I be afraid?
Interestingly, one of the reasons this Psalm was selected millennia ago by the rabbis for preparation for the Fall Feasts is because there is an allusion to each of the feasts in the Psalm. The first phrase of the Psalm contains two of the three allusions.
Our first allusion is ‘light,’ and the word points to Yom Teruah, Day of Blowing (Trumpets), which is also known as the Day of Coronation. The King is coming and He will appear on the Day of Trumpets, some year in the future. He is Light and is the bringer and creator of light. More importantly, He is MY light. Continue reading “Meditations from Psalm 27. v.1”
I am not sure why, maybe by tradition, but Psalm 27 is THE Psalm for the month of Elul, which ends this afternoon at sunset. Frankly, until a meeting I had today, the Psalm and its twice-a-day reading during this month completely fell off my radar. It has been a crazy busy and challenging month as we have gone through so much. Still, Abba has been good.
Well, a friend pointed me to the Psalm knowing a small bit of my family’s present situation and I sat quietly at the library to read… WOW!! Speaks directly to me and where I am right now!
Check it out:
27 The Lord is my light and my salvation;
Whom shall I fear?
The Lord is the defense of my life;
Whom shall I dread?
2 When evildoers came upon me to devour my flesh,
My adversaries and my enemies, they stumbled and fell.
3 Though a host encamp against me,
My heart will not fear;
Though war arise against me,
In spite of this I shall be confident. Continue reading “A Psalm for today…”