“The LORD is my light, and my salvation; whom shall I fear? the LORD is the strength of my life; of whom shall I be afraid?” (Psalm 27:1).
As we have been discussing, when God in the beginning said, “Let there be light!” – He was saying, “Let there be a revelation of My love!”
If you will go through the Bible and find every verse where “light” is spoken of in the figurative sense, and replace it with the phrase “revelation of God’s love” – a great door of discovery will open for you. Truly.
For example, let me alter today’s verse slightly, and perhaps you might see what I mean. “The LORD is my revelation of God’s love, and my salvation; whom shall I fear? the LORD is the strength of my life; of whom shall I be afraid?” (Psalm 27:1).
Jesus came to show us the Father, to help us know how great is His love for us. And when we see and know this, we embrace the salvation He has so freely given to us. We become empowered by His love, and stand boldly in the face of fear.
“There is no fear in love, for perfect love casts out fear” (1 John 4:18). And elsewhere the Bible says, “He has not given us the spirit of fear; but of power and of love and of a sound mind” (2 Timothy 1:7).
When I see and experience God’s love for me, found in a personal relationship with Jesus and lived out in true friendship with others who know Him and love Him – my life becomes filled and strengthened with the many wonderful benefits of salvation.
There is no challenge too great, no failure too bad, no enemy too strong – for we are more than conquerors through Him who loves us! And there is no dream too big, and no hope too audacious, and no task too impossible – for we can do all things through Him who loves us.
The Lord is my light! He has given me a revelation of God’s love for me – and I am saved, empowered, and ready for whatever comes my way!