Daily Devotions


Day 202

Psalm 27:1a "The LORD is my light and my salvation"

Day 202 – Psalm 27

“The LORD is my light and my salvation” Psalm 27:1a


We have another straightforward standard superscription that identified David as the author of this psalm- “A psalm of David”.


If ever there was a man who had to face numerous tough circumstances in life, David was that individual! Psalm 27 was written in the context of enemies opposing him. The following text reveals the extent of the problems he faced.

1. Wicked intentions of enemies

The wicked had evil intentions to “eat up (his) flesh” (metaphor for killing David). (Psalm 27:2)

2. Numerous enemies

David hinted at “an army” of enemies surrounding him (Psalm 27:3,6).

3. Plots of the enemies

a) They employed false witnesses to speak against him (Psalm 27:12).
b) They “breathe out violence” against him (Psalm 27:12)


How should any one face such tough circumstances of life? Psalm 27 offers us a number of glimpses as to how David coped with his problems.

“The LORD is my light and my salvation;
Whom shall I fear?
The LORD is the strength of my life;
Of whom shall I be afraid?”
Psalm 27:1

1. Fear must be fought

The most deadly battle was not with enemies on the outside. The most dreaded enemy was “fear!” If David were to give in to his fears, the battle would have been lost indeed!

2. The LORD

David found the answer to fear in “The LORD!”.

a) The LORD was his “light and salvation” thus fear could not overcome him.
b) The LORD was also his strength thus he never need to be afraid of all his enemies.