my voice when I call, Lord;
merciful to me and answer me.
8 My heart says of
you, “Seek his face!”
face, Lord, I will seek.
9 Do not hide your
face from me,
not turn your servant away in anger;
have been my helper.
Do not reject me or forsake me,
10 Though my father
and mother forsake me,
the Lord will receive me. NIV
In the first 6 verses of Psalm 27 David demonstrated a
strong confidence in his personal relationship with the Lord, but in verses 7
he switches gears. Describe the difference between verse 1 and verse 7.
In verse 8, how do you think David “heard” God calling him?
Describe the tension David is experiencing between verse 8
and verse 9.
In the middle of the tension, what foundation does David
To some level, verses 9-10 present David's fear that the Lord could turn away from him. What examples from other relationships in David's life might cause him to have a fear of abandonment?
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"The Lord will receive me" is a powerful comment. Take a moment to
think about the many different ways that people in our world are abandoned or
neglected by others. Then take a moment to pray about the message that
followers of God have to offer anyone who has been orphaned or abandoned in
this world. What could you do to spreadd this message?