Psalm 27 – Jesus Is Your Light

by | April 10, 2020


The Lord is my light and my salvation — whom should I fear? (Psalms 27:1)
The first words we hear from God in the Bible are, “Let there be light” on the first day of creation. Which makes you wonder: How could God create light when he hadn’t created the sun, moon, and stars yet? Those didn’t come until the fourth day of creation. At least that’s what it seems like on the surface. But if God originally created the entire universe in verse 1, then light was already created when God created our stars and sun. What many scholars believe is that there was some kind of physical darkness that covered the earth, just like it did over Egypt during the plagues. Was it volcanic smoke? Dust from an asteroid? Who knows? But it was there, and earth was dark. So when God says, “Let there be light,” he’s not creating light. He’s removing his judgment from the world that had covered it in darkness.
That’s the kind of light David experienced from God as well. His salvation from judgment. And we know that, no matter what happens in the world around us, we have the same hope. We have nothing to fear, because we have the love and acceptance of God through the death and resurrection of his son.

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