Psalm 27:11 - Victory Even In Adversity.
Psalm 27:11; Victory Even In Adversity.
Psalm 27:11 (KJV) Teach me thy way, O LORD, and lead me in a
plain path, because of mine enemies.
Psalm 27:11 (NLT) Teach me how to live, O LORD. Lead me along
the path of honesty, for my enemies are waiting for me to fall.
Psalm 27:11 (TLB) Tell me what to do, O Lord, and make it plain
because I am surrounded by waiting enemies.
A Song of Trust in God
The Lord Is My Light and My Salvation (27:1-14)
In God's company there is no fear (27:1-14)
Psalm 25:9 (KJV) The meek will he guide in judgment: and the
meek will he teach his way.
Psalm 143:8 (KJV) Cause me to hear thy lovingkindness in the
morning; for in thee do I trust: cause me to know the way wherein I
should walk; for I lift up my soul unto thee.
Psalm 25:5 (KJV) Lead me in thy truth, and teach me: for thou
art the God of my salvation; on thee do I wait all the day.
Psalm 5:8 (KJV) Lead me, O Lord, in thy righteousness because
of mine enemies; make thy way straight before my face.
Proverbs 2:6-9 (KJV) For the Lord giveth wisdom: out of his
mouth cometh knowledge and understanding.  He layeth up sound
wisdom for the righteous: he is a buckler to them that walk uprightly.
 He keepeth the paths of judgment, and preserveth the way of his
saints.  Then shalt thou understand righteousness, and judgment, and
equity; yea, every good path.
Proverbs 8:9 (KJV) They are all plain to him that
understandeth, and right to them that find knowledge.
Proverbs 15:19 (KJV) The way of the slothful man is as an hedge
of thorns: but the way of the righteous is made plain.
Isaiah 30:20-21 (KJV) And though the Lord give you the bread of
adversity, and the water of affliction, yet shall not thy teachers be
removed into a corner any more, but thine eyes shall see thy teachers:
 And thine ears shall hear a word behind thee, saying, This is
the way, walk ye in it, when ye turn to the right hand, and when ye
turn to the left.
Luke 3:4-6 (KJV) As it is written in the book of the words of
Esaias the prophet, saying, The voice of one crying in the wilderness,
Prepare ye the way of the Lord, make his paths straight.  Every
valley shall be filled, and every mountain and hill shall be brought
low; and the crooked shall be made straight, and the rough ways shall
be made smooth;  And all flesh shall see the salvation of God.
Psalm 23:4 (KJV) Yea, though I walk through the valley of the
shadow of death, I will fear no evil: for thou art with me; thy rod and
thy staff they comfort me.
Isaiah 43:2 (KJV) When thou passest through the waters, I will
be with thee; and through the rivers, they shall not overflow thee:
when thou walkest through the fire, thou shalt not be burned; neither
shall the flame kindle upon thee.
Proverbs 3:5-6 (KJV) Trust in the Lord with all thine heart;
and lean not unto thine own understanding.  In all thy ways
acknowledge him, and he shall direct thy paths.
COMMENTARY / APPLICATION
To David God is a stronghold (Ps. 27), [The 365-Day Devotional
Psalm 27: God our Stronghold. David focused our attention on the
God who will never forsake us. [The 365-Day Devotional Commentary]
A plain path. or, "a level way". [SDA Commentary]
Instead of choosing the work most pleasing to us, and refusing
to do something that our brethren think we should do, we are to
inquire: "Lord, what wilt Thou have me to do?" Instead of marking out the
way that natural inclination prompts us to follow, we are to pray:
"Teach me Thy way, O Lord, and lead me in a plain path." Psalm 27:11.
Only those who know and do the Lord's will, can expect to
receive favorable response to their prayers [NIV SB]
Fear causes as much distress as actual pain. Even the sufferer
need not fear if hope is placed fully in God. Confidence in God's
presence is the basic weapon against fear. [Disciple SB]
In persecution and hard times, God's people need His teaching to
lead us to react properly. [Disciple SB]
In the captivating booklet Expectation Corner, one of the
characters, Adam Slowman, was led into the Lord's treasure-house. Among the
many wonders revealed to him there was the "Delayed Blessing Office,"
where God stored the answers to certain prayers until it was wise to
For some who pray expecting an answer, it takes a long time to
learn that delays of answers are not denials. In fact, in the "Delayed
Blessing Office," there are deep secrets of love and wisdom that we have
never imagined! We tend to want to pick our blessings from the tree
while they are still green, yet God wants us to wait until they are
"The LORD longs to be gracious to you.... Blessed are all who
wait for him!" (Isa. 30:18). The Lord watches over us in all the
difficult places, and He will not allow even one trial that is too much
for us. He will use His refining fire to burn away our impurities
and will then gloriously come to our rescue.
Do not grieve Him by doubting His love. Instead, lift up your
eyes and begin praising Him right now for the deliverance that is on
its way to you. [Steams in the Desert by Cowman re Isa.30:18]