Psalm 43

Led by light and truth. [UPDATED]

 


 

LED BY LIGHT AND TRUTH

 

VERSE 1. Vindicate me, God, and plead my cause against an ungodly nation. Oh, deliver me from deceitful and wicked men.

 

VERSE 2. For you are the God of my strength. Why have you rejected me? Why do I go mourning because of the oppression of the enemy?

of my strength. The Hebrew word is מָֽעוּזִּי֮ (“maoz”). It means strong fortified place. It is often translated as “stronghold.”

The author’s stronghold is not a place, but rather the LORD God himself.

 

VERSE 3. Oh, send out your light and your truth. Let them lead me. Let them bring me to your holy hill, To your tents.

 

VERSE 4. Then I will go to the altar of God, to God, my exceeding joy. I will praise you on the harp, God, my God.

God, my exceeding joy. For a believer, God is not doom-and-gloom. He is not ceaseless obligations.

Rather, he is joy itself!

 

VERSE 5. Why are you in despair, my soul? Why are you disturbed within me? Hope in God! For I shall still praise him: my Savior, my helper, and my God.

Why are you in despair, my soul? To bring himself out of his depressed state, the author talks to himself like a coach would speak to a disheartened team.

 


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