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?

Psalm 27:1

The LORD is my light

David speaks with gratitude here and, yet, makes a profound statement. A light shows us the way through darkness. God shows us the right way to navigate through this fallen world.

and my salvation

God saves us from our sins. He saves us from the guilt of those sins we unintentionally commit.

whom shall I fear?

When we trust God and have Him by our side, we have His strength to buoy us up and give us courage in the face of anything this world can throw at us.

The LORD is the stronghold of my life

Because God is with us, we can face anything that would enter our lives. The Apostle Paul tells the believers at Rome that nothing, not tribulation, or distress, or persecution, or famine, or nakedness, or danger, or sword, should separate us from God’s love. In all these things we are more than conquerors through Him who loved us. (Romans 8:35,37)

of whom shall I be afraid?

David asks a rhetorical question here. He as told us that god is his stronghold and the one who has delivered him from peril. He was not afraid of anyone. In today’s world, a lot of distressing events happen, get reported via the media. We hear talk of war and invasions and other atrocities to innocent people. We have a God who is bigger than those happenings.