Psalms 27:1 - Exposition
The Lord is my Light (comp. John 1:7-9 ; John 12:35 , John 12:36 , John 12:46 ; 1 John 1:5 ). The statement does not occur in any other place in the Old Testament, though the idea may be found in Isaiah 60:1 , Isaiah 60:20 ; Micah 7:8 ; and elsewhere. Light has been well called "this profoundly beautiful name of God" (Delitzsch). And my Salvation (comp. Psalms 18:2 ; Psalms 62:2 , Psalms 62:6 ). Whom shall I fear? "If God be for us, who can be against us?" ( Romans 8:31 ). Who can be to be feared? (see Psalms 118:6 ). Not man certainly; for" what can man do unto us?" Not other gods; for they are nonentities. Not devils; for they can do nothing but by God's permission. The Lord is the Strength of my life ; literally, the stronghold (comp. Psalms 28:8 ; Psalms 31:4 ; Psalms 71:2 ; Psalms 144:2 ). Of whom shall I be afraid? The question is superfluous, but is repeated to complete the balance of the clauses.
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