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

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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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