August 1, 2020
…. MY LIGHT
… and MY SALVATION
whom shall I fear or dread?
… THE REFUGE and STRONGHOLD OF MY LIFE
of whom shall I be afraid?
When the wicked, even my enemies and my foes came upon me to eat up my flesh, THEY STUMBLED AND FELL…
Though an host encamp against me, MY HEART SHALL NOT FEAR…
Though war arise against me, [even then]… IN THIS WILL I BE CONFIDENT…
ONE THING have I asked of the LORD…
THAT will I SEEK, INQUIRE FOR and INSISTENTLY REQUIRE:
THAT I MAY DWELL IN THE HOUSE OF THE LORD [IN HIS PRESENCE]
ALL THE DAYS OF MY LIFE…
TO BEHOLD and GAZE UPON THE BEAUTY [THE SWEET ATTRACTIVENESS AND THE DELIGHTFUL LOVELINESS] OF THE LORD…
and TO MEDITATE, CONSIDER AND INQUIRE IN HIS TEMPLE.
You WILL SHOW ME the path of life;
in YOUR PRESENCE is FULNESS OF JOY,
at YOUR RIGHT HAND there are PLEASURES FOREVERMORE.
For David says in regard to Him,
“I saw the LORD CONSTANTLY BEFORE ME,
for HE IS AT MY RIGHT HAND that I MAY NOT BE SHAKEN or OVERTHROWN or CAST DOWN (from my secure and happy state).