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Whom Shall I Fear?

August 20, 2015

The LORD is my light and my salvation; whom shall I fear?

The LORD is the defense of my life; whom shall I dread?

Psalm 27:1

 

If there is one thing I keep learning over and over and often at a deeper level, it is this verse. As I pray and intercede; as I have been reading through the Bible and doing research for the devotions, this truth is so dominant.

 

Light dispels the darkness. Salvation guarantees the defeat of all adversaries. Defense or stronghold assures victory against all assaults (note from NASB). Because of God’s presence, David engaged his adversaries with confidence. They could not intimidate him or penetrate his inner security (note from NLT). God is the same God for us as He was for David. We too, can have that confidence in God as we keep our eyes on Him rather than our prodigals. I’m not saying it’s easy, but it does get easier as you gain confidence in the God of your salvation.

 

 As I learn to go to battle in intercessory prayer for our prodigals, I gain confidence in God’s saving power, in the finished work of Christ and in the power of the Holy Spirit. I trust that God is bigger and more powerful than anything that is keeping them from seeing Jesus right now; that my prayers not only make a difference, but are being used by God to accomplish His purposes. It becomes more of a “He is able and He is” rather than “He is able, but I don’t know if He is”. Does that make sense?

 

There are so many promises in the Bible about what God says He will do. God is not a man that He should lie nor a son of man that He should change His mind. Does He speak and then not act? Does He promise and not fulfill? (Numbers 23:19). So there you have it!!

 

A promise that has come up this week probably four or five times is…

 

There is no one like the God of Jeshurun, who rides on the heavens to help you and on the

clouds in his majesty. The eternal God is your refuge, and underneath are the everlasting arms. He

will drive out your enemy before you, saying “Destroy him!”

Deuteronomy 33:26-27

 

Jeshurun is a term of endearment for Israel. Before Moses dies, he blesses the tribes of Israel. He ends his blessings by giving praise to God as the warrior who is for us and will not be defeated. We know that He is the same God today! So whom shall we fear?


Whom Shall I Fear by Chris Tomlin

 

You hear me when I call
You are my morning song
Though darkness fills the night
It cannot hide the light

Whom shall I fear

You crush the enemy
Underneath my feet
You are my sword and shield
Though troubles linger still

Whom shall I fear

I know who goes before me
I know who stands behind
The God of angel armies
Is always by my side

The one who reigns forever
He is a friend of mine
The God of angel armies
Is always by my side

My strength is in Your name
For You alone can save
You will deliver me
Yours is the victory

Whom shall I fear
Whom shall I fear

I know who goes before me
I know who stands behind
The God of angel armies
Is always by my side

The one who reigns forever
He is a friend of mine
The God of angel armies
Is always by my side

And nothing formed against me shall stand
You hold the whole world in Your hands
I'm holding on to Your promises

You are faithful
You are faithful

And nothing formed against me shall stand
You hold the whole world in Your hands
I'm holding on to Your promises

You are faithful
You are faithful
You are faithful

I know who goes before me
I know who stands behind
The God of angel armies
Is always by my side

The one who reigns forever
He is a friend of mine
The God of angel armies
Is always by my side

I know who goes before me
I know who stands behind
The God of angel armies
Is always by my side

The one who reigns forever
He is a friend of mine
The God of angel armies
Is always by my side

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