Psalm 27:8b "Your face, LORD, I will seek"
Day 207 – Psalm 27
“Your face, LORD, I will seek” Psalm 27:8b
PLEADING FOR MERCY
There was strong assurance in the heart of David the Psalmist as he sought God’s help in his hour of need. Nevertheless he was not presumptuous in his sense of confidence in the Lord. Thus he expressed his need for God’s mercy in his prayers.
“Hear, O LORD, when I cry with my voice!
Have mercy also upon me, and answer me.”
1. “Have mercy also upon me”
a) The plea for mercy displays the appropriate humility of David.
b) It also highlights the fact that he knew well this wonderful attribute of God (Exodus 34:6 “merciful and gracious”).
2. “Hear, O LORD… answer me”
a) David was right to be conscious of the Being of God even as he prayed.
b) He was LORD indeed!
c) David pleaded for an “answer” from God.
How would God answer this prayer request? The following text offers a special and unique insight as to how God answered David.
“When You said, ‘Seek My face,’
My heart said to You, ‘Your face, LORD, I will seek.'”
1. “Seek My face”
a) David’s request from the Lord was “mercy”.
God’s reply was to exhort David to seek His face instead.
b) God urged David to do more than to look for answers to prayer.
The greater challenge and wisdom was to seek God Himself (His face)!
2. “Your face, LORD, I will seek”
David understood what God meant. His heart taught him to make the best response. He would devote himself to seeking God’s face and not mere answers to prayer!