1 The Lord is my Light and my Salvation—
whom shall I fear?
The Lord is the stronghold of my life—
of whom shall I be afraid?
2When the wicked advance against me
to devoura me,
it is my enemies and my foes
who will stumble and fall.
3Though an army besiege me,
my heart will not fear;
though war break out against me,
even then I will be confident.
4One thing I ask from the Lord,
this only do I seek:
that I may dwell in the House of the Lord
all the days of my life,
to gaze on the beauty of the Lord
and to seek Him in His temple.
5For in the day of trouble
He will keep me safe in His dwelling;
He will hide me in the shelter of His sacred tent
and set me high upon a rock.
6Then my head will be exalted
above the enemies who surround me;
at His sacred tent I will sacrifice with shouts of joy;
I will sing and make music to the Lord.
7Hear my voice when I call, Lord;
be merciful to me and answer me.
8My heart says of you, “Seek His face!”
Your face, Lord, I will seek.
9Do not hide Your face from me,
do not turn Your servant away in anger;
you have been my helper.
Do not reject me or forsake me,
God my Savior.
10Though my father and mother forsake me,
the Lord will receive me.
11Teach me your way, Lord;
lead me in a straight path
because of my oppressors.
12Do not turn me over to the desire of my foes,
for false witnesses rise up against me,
spouting malicious accusations.
13I remain confident of this:
I will see the goodness of the Lord
in the land of the living.
14Wait for the Lord;
be strong and take heart
and wait for the Lord.
Salvation was revealed to the Old Testament saints, in the promises, sacrifices, types, and figures of that dispensation; and they looked through them to Him for it, and were saved by Him, as New Testament believers are; and they had faith of interest in Christ, and knew Him to be their Savior and Redeemer, as did Job.
And here the psalmist David: and such who know Christ to be their Salvation need not be afraid of any person or thing; not of sin, for though they fear, and should fear to commit it, they need not fear the damning power of it, for they are saved from it; nor of Satan, out of whose hands they are ransomed; nor of the world, which is overcome by Christ; nor of the last enemy, death, which is abolished by Him; nor of hell, and wrath to come, for He has delivered them from it.
Christ is the Author of spiritual life, He implants the principle of it in the hearts of His people. He Himself is that life; He lives in them, and is the support of their life; He is the Tree of Life, and the Bread of Life, by which it is maintained; and He is the security of it, it is bound up in the bundle of life with Him, it is hidden with Christ in God; and because He lives they live also; and He gives unto them eternal life, so that they have no reason to be afraid that they shall come short of heaven and happiness; nor need they fear them that kill the body and can do no more; nor any enemy whatever, who cannot reach their spiritual life, nor hurt that, nor hinder them of the enjoyment of eternal life.