LORD is my light and my salvation; Whom shall I fear? The LORD is the
defense of my life; Whom shall I dread? Psalm 27:1
How can you walk around anxious, you who got the
Lord Himself as the defense of your life?
But still it is exactly what we so often do, in our weakness.
According to His Word it is firstly completely without reason - it is
He who is the defense of your life! - And secondly it is in vain -
because «which of you by worrying can add a single hour to his life's
span?» (Luke 12:25).
All of these our worries is a manifestation of our disbelief, and
belongs thereby to the flesh - that which is totally strange and
distrustful towards God! This is not something we shall excuse saying:
«But after all we are just weak humans,» and things like that. No, we
shall see it as what it really is, but at the same time know, that He
took this sin with Him up on the cross too!
There will never be any other rescue from sin, and certainly not
this, that we are trying to do sin into something else than it in fact
is! This is in fact a wicked tendency with us.
But listen now, to what the Word of God says to you: You shall not
have to worry! It is not you who shall bear and cope with and save! He
shall take care of it all!
He is your light and your salvation! Isn't that something to grasp
for you who can not seem to find anything but darkness and delusion in
yourself! He is your light! - He shall know how to lead you through and
And He is the defense of your life! You can not keep your own life
- not for a second. Every breath you take, you have from Him - and you
can even less keep your spiritual life! But He has decided to be the one
who defense your life! He will take care of it! Yes, He has «reserved it
in heaven for you,» says the word! (1 Pet.
1:4). You shall just drink of the sources He has opened for you in His
Word and in prayer. There it is enough for everybody, because Jesus is
the one who meets you there!
Your light, your salvation, the defense of your life - the Lord
Himself! Who shall you fear and whom shall you dread?
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