Focal Passage: Psalm 27:1-6
OK, let’s admit together: There is a power outage, and when you walk into a room you still hit the light switch to turn on the lights. Be honest. Yes, it is human nature. Why? Because we depend upon it. It is always there, most of the time.
Moreover, when it isn’t, we feel totally let down. People will fail us, material things will fail, plans will go awry, and all that we see and know around us can fail us when we count on them most. Someone has said that there are two things we can depend upon: “Death and Taxes.” The Bible says that we can be sure of two things (Hebrews 10:27) – death and judgment. The entire Word of God shows us clearly that the one thing that is unchanging (James 1:17) is God.
In Psalm 27, David gives us a clear picture that the One he ultimately relied upon was God, and it is God who we can rely upon today.
The ultimate reason Jesus came into the world was to “to seek and to save the lost” (Luke 19:10). Moreover, because He is God, we can rest assured that what He has provided is enough. When He completed the work of salvation that day, He provided us an assured guarantee of our safety, security, guidance and rest.
David had a desire “to dwell in the house of the Lord all the days of my life, gazing on the beauty of the Lord and seeking Him in His temple” (Psalm 27:4). Jesus came and provided the way that anyone “who calls on the name of the Lord will be saved” (Romans 10:13).
I have always loved this verse – it is infinite in it’s scope, and finite in its meaning. Anyone who comes to Jesus and trusts Him is guaranteed eternity in the presence of God. Because of this promise, we do not need to fear the future, we have confidence in what we have and know the security that only God can give.
As you consider this truth, do you know the security that comes from a personal relationship with Christ? Have you shared this with others around you so that they too can have security of salvation?