The LORD [Yahovah] is my light ['owr] and my salvation [yesha`];
whom shall I fear [yare']? the LORD [Yahovah] is the strength [ma`owz] of
my life [chay]; of whom shall I be afraid [pachad]? KJV-Interlinear
1A Psalm of
The Lord is
my light and my salvation; Whom shall I fear? The Lord is the defense of my
life; Whom shall I dread? NASB
The word for light means illumination, bright, clear, happiness, son, morning as in a new beginning.
The word for salvation means liberty, deliverance, prosperity, safety.
The word for strength means fortified place, a defense, force, fort, rock, strong.
The Lord is the personal name reference of God, who is the second person of the Trinity possessing the title, son of God, who is the promised Savior and Messiah, who would come into the world as a man, and did, and is Jesus Christ.
The Lord refers to the deity and character and nature of God, as well as the body of truth for which he stands, which is the written word by which we are able to come to know God, and through which we are able to learn and grow and mature and achieve a completion of our own very essence.
Thus David, when looking to God, is looking at the whole package and not just some unidentified or unseen being.
Our connection and link and access to God is through his written word. And the only way we can obtain that access is by learning the content of what the Bible teaches. Our spiritual life begins with salvation, because we have heard the gospel and the promise of God that we will be saved when we believe in Christ.
But that is only the beginning of the spiritual life. Being saved is a start into a new life, an eternal life.
The illumination and freedom and fortification of one’s life comes by means of growth in the spiritual life.
Without God and Christ and doctrine, then all you have is the world. The world does not provide resources for illumination or the clear understanding of all of the aspects of life around us. The world does not provide for a destiny or a faith or the mental muscle that provides the foundation for courage and confidence.
The Lord is more than just the name of a person. The Lord represents the whole realm of the spiritual environment in which you should be living your life. People can call out the name ‘Oh Jesus’ over and over again and get absolutely nowhere in life. When what they need to be doing is learning ‘Jesus’ in the written form, which is Bible doctrine, so they can advance in their spiritual life, and become something beyond their wildest dreams.
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Study to show thyself approved (mature) unto God, a workman that needs not to be ashamed, rightly dividing (studying/discerning), the Word of truth.
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