All About Psalm 27: The Lord is My Light and My Salvation

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Psalm 27: The Lord is My Light and My Salvation Hook: In saying “man’s chief end is ‘to glorify God and enjoy Him forever.’ But we shall then know that these are the same thing. Fully to enjoy is to glorify. In commanding us to glorify Him, God is inviting us to enjoy Him.” Importance of psalm: C.S. Lewis gives a clear example as to why the psalms are so important. To glorify God and to enjoy him through that glorification whether through praise, lament, thanksgiving, or wisdom. Contextual background info: David the author of this Psalm has been pursued by enemies (2-3), shut out from the house of the Lord (4), just parted from his father and mother (10) and subjected to slander (12). Name and explain genre of this psalm: Psalm 27 is called The Lord is My Light and My Salvation and consists of David lamenting to the Lord. He says “whom shall I fear, the Lord is the stronghold of my life; of whom shall I be afraid? In his grief David is hopeful, for he knows that he can wait upon the Lord. Central idea: Poetic figures give meaning and delight to the psalms because it points to the sanctuary of the Lord. Thesis (answer to my research question): The Sanctuary of the Lord is evident through metaphor, metonymy, anaphora, and other important literary devices. First poetic figure: metaphor v.1: The first poetic figure supports David’s refuge in God. “The Lord is my light and my salvation, whom shall I fear?” Metaphor is used by David giving a strong connection to God being his

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