Monday, December 5, 2011

Psalm 27

          Psalm 27           Isaiah 26:7-15           Acts 2:37-42

          We will be reading Psalm 27 for the next three days so let’s take a look at it as the week begins.

          I would suggest that you read the Psalm slowly. Let it resonate in your soul. Allow the words and the thoughts to become a part of your thinking and a part of your prayer. For this is a Psalm of joyful instruction. It is a song of hope. It is an epic poem of commitment and confidence. Read it with a smile on your face and a tune in your heart. Be sure to read it tomorrow and the next day as well. The repetition will create a place in your heart and mind for this overcoming word.

          You might find some familiar words in this Psalm. You will find the lyrics embedded into songs we sing in worship. You will hear the commitment to seek the face of God and to know God’s heart. It is a sacred song that was intended to provide encouragement as the people of God offer their acts of worship.

          Verse 4 represents the prayer of a true disciple while verse 11 might remind you of John the Baptist once again. But it is the very last verse that really punctuates the message.

          Wait for the Lord; be strong and take heart and wait for the Lord.

          You won’t find a stronger Advent theme! This is our call to worship. It is our posture for our journey. It is the way we think about the Lord. It is Advent, and it is us!

          Be strong, take heart, wait for the Lord! Amen!

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