Tuesday, November 2, 2010
I am still confident of this:
I will see the goodness of the Lord
in the land of the living.
Psalm 27 speaks with confidence about God's character. God is our light, our salvation, our stronghold, our helper. Based on these attributes, the Psalmist's cries towards God move us to approach in praise, in prayer, waiting with patience. In the hope that he will keep us safe, exalt us above our enemies. That he will never forsake us, but lead us along the right path.
All these hopes are fulfilled in Christ Jesus, who is the rock upon which our confidence stands. Through his name we approach the heavenly throne room. By his cross we are kept safe from God's righteous judgment, from the power of sin and the devil. United with him in his resurrection we will be raised to new life, freed from the enemy of death. In Christ and through Christ our heavenly Father has laid the straight path of salvation for us, and has promised that not one of his sheep will perish.
In Jesus Christ we surely saw the goodness of the Lord.