Psalm 27:9 "Do not hide Your face from me"
Day 208 – Psalm 27
“Do not hide Your face from me” Psalm 27:9
SEEKING GOD’S FACE
It was Moses who first asked if he could see God’s face (Exodus 33:12-23). Now the privilege of knowing God at a deeper level was given to David. How should anyone respond to this word of invitation “Seek My face?”
David’s response was most appropriate. He replied,
“Do not hide Your face from me;
Do not turn Your servant away in anger;
You have been my help; Do not leave me nor forsake me;
O God of my salvation.”
1. Preparation of the heart to seek God’s face
David began his quest to seek God’s face with an open declaration of his faith.
a) He is the “God of (his) salvation.” The Lord was his Saviour indeed!
b) God had always been his help.
2. Healthy awareness
David displayed a healthy awareness in the following areas:-
David was most conscious of his being no more than a “servant” to the Lord. This was certainly a very healthy frame of mind.
b) God’s Sovereignty
In humility David pleaded for three things as he began his journey to develop a more significant relationship with God.
i) That God would not hide His face from him.
ii) That God would not turn David His servant away in anger.
iii) That God would not leave (abandon) nor forsake him.
3. Deep consciousness of man’s inclination to sin
Hidden within these words are the following fears of David:-
a) That he might inadvertently sin against God.
b) That these sins would so offend and upset God that He would turn away in anger