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Author: Scott Foutz
Text: Psalm 27:1-6 Title: Look to the Lord Proposition: We find solace in the presence of the Lord. Introduction A. In difficult times, Christians have historically put their hope in the Lord. Historical Illustration: B. Scripture provides a clear understanding into this privilege of Hope. I. BE CONFIDENT IN THE LORD (vv. 1-3) A. Having faith in Who God is. 1. Light: guidance, joy & life 2. Salvation: deliverance, victory 3. Stronghold: protection Illustration: (Knowing someone fully facilitates trust) B. Having faith despite threatening circumstances 1. Crescendo of David's circumstances: Evil men, Enemies & foes, Army, War; (Past or future?) 2. Complete confidence in God's protection is possible Illustration: (Past experiences building confidence in the future) (vv. 4-6) II. SEEK THE TREASURE OF THE LORD: Continual Fellowship with God A. This should be our one and only purpose: Perpetual Communion 1. Present goal, not merely future 2. This desire is a natural outcome of our experiences of God's goodness. (Cf. David's understanding) B. Out of this fellowship comes everything else (Cf. Matt 6:33) 1. Discovering anew the beauty and graciousness of God 2. Seeking the guidance and will of the Lord for our lives 3. Living in the safety of God's protection: a. SAFE in His dwelling b. HIDDEN in the shelter of His tabernacle c. set upon a high rock, OUT OF REACH 4. Worshipping God with a jubilant heart of praise Illustration: (learning to utilize what is available) Conclusion A. Presently, we may have great confidence in the Lord. B. Presently & looking ahead, we set our heart on pursuing continual fellowship with God.