Psalms 43

After looking at Psalms 43 this evening, something popped out of the scripture for the first time. It seems to me that these few verses are a prayer, and then God’s revealing light that showed David the answer to his prayer. This is how it spoke to me today. I pray this posting on Psalms 43 blesses you, in Jesus name, amen.

Starting with verse 1 –

Psalms 43:1 Judge me, O God, and plead my cause against an ungodly nation: O deliver me from the deceitful and unjust man.

This is an obvious prayer – “Deliver me from the deceitful and unjust man.” Now, we know that the flesh wars against the spirit and the spirit against the flesh. Within our members, we have spiritual warfare between the self and the spirit (Romans 6, 7, and 8).

Then, David says –

Psalms 43:2 For thou art the God of my strength: why dost thou cast me off? why go I mourning because of the oppression of the enemy?

Surely David knew the teachings, that the Lord will never leave us or forsake us –

Deuteronomy 31:6 Be strong and of a good courage, fear not, nor be afraid of them: for the LORD thy God, he it is that doth go with thee; he will not fail thee, nor forsake thee. Deuteronomy 31:8 And the LORD, he it is that doth go before thee; he will be with thee, he will not fail thee, neither forsake thee: fear not, neither be dismayed.

Was David in a snare of the self, unknowingly at first? Let’s see what happens next –

Psalm 43:3-4 O send out thy light and thy truth: let them lead me; let them bring me unto thy holy hill, and to thy tabernacles. Then will I go unto the altar of God, unto God my exceeding joy: yea, upon the harp will I praise thee, O God my God.

David is praying for God to send His light and His truth for guidance. We know that Jesus is the Light and Truth. He then says, let them bring me to your holy hill and I will praise thee O God my God. What does the Light do? Light (Jesus) reveals/uncovers wickedness that was once dark –

John 3:20-21 For every one that doeth evil hateth the light, neither cometh to the light, lest his deeds should be reproved. But he that doeth truth cometh to the light, that his deeds may be made manifest, that they are wrought in God.

It appears to me that God answered the prayer and revealed to David who truly was the deceitful and unjust man that was causing him to feel this way. That feeling like God has cast him off seems to me like it came from his very own self.

Now, contrary to the questioning of God in the beginning of his prayer (“Why do you cast me off God?”), it appears to me that David’s prayer was answered. With revelation knowledge that the problem was of the flesh, he speaks to himself and then praises God for the Light and Truth that guided him –

Psalms 43:5 Why art thou cast down, O my soul? and why art thou disquieted within me? hope in God: for I shall yet praise him, who is the health of my countenance, and my God.

So, what ya think? God bless,

joseph