Today is Wednesday, June 2nd, 2010; Karen's Korner #1833

Psalm 27:1-5 

(New International Version)


 1 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?

 2 When evil men advance against me
       to devour my flesh, 
       when my enemies and my foes attack me,
       they will stumble and fall.

 3 Though an army besiege me,
       my heart will not fear;
       though war break out against me,
       even then will I be confident.

 4 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.

 5 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

Bible Commentary:  Fear is a dark shadow that envelops us and ultimately imprisons us within ourselves. Each of us has been a prisoner of fear at one time or another --fear of rejection, misunderstanding, uncertainity, sickness, or even death. But fear can be counquered by the bright liberating light of the Lord who brings salvation. If you want to dispel the darnkess of fear in your life, remember with the psalm writer, "the Lord is my light and my salvation."