Why do Christians live in fear, me included? Is it because we may lose our job, our family, or our possessions? Remember, as Christians, Jesus told us we don’t have to fear anything. Psalm 27:1 says, The Lord is my light and my salvation whom shall I fear? The Lord is the stronghold of my life of whom shall I be afraid? First, Jesus is my Light and my salvation. Jesus is your light in a cold and dark world. Remember that. He can be your lighthouse, to guide you to safety. He is there to light your way, but also to light any obstacles that would be in your way.
Then He is your salvation. Did you know once you get saved, you are saved no matter what you do? Nothing on this earth could take you out of the family of God. Then the psalmist asks a question, whom shall I fear? If Jesus is your Light and salvation, how should you fear? The answer: no one. There is no one on this earth that is bigger than God. Whatever you are going through, no matter how big or small, Jesus can handle it.
Let’s dive into the second part of the verse. The Lord is the stronghold of my life, of whom shall I be afraid? The Oxford Dictionary defines stronghold as a place that’s fortified to protect it against attack. So God protects you against attacks of the devil or a circumstance. Now I know what you may think. If God protects us from attacks, why do we go through bad times in our life? It is to help us grow as a Christian and in our faith. The psalmist asks the same question again, of whom shall I be afraid? Again, I give you the same answer. No one should be afraid if you’re a Christian.
So my challenge to you and me, memorize this verse; so the next time you fear something in your life, you will be ready to guard yourself.
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