Psalms 43:1

 

The Bible says in Psalms 43:1, “Judge me, O God, and plead my cause against an ungodly nation: O deliver me from the deceitful and unjust man.” David spoke of an “ungodly nation.” That certainly could be said about our own nation. This is a nation that took the teaching of Creation by Almighty God out of the classroom, and since the 1920s has mocked the truth as unscientific. This is a nation that took prayer and Bible out of the schools, and is also taking prayer and Bible and the name of Jesus Christ out of the public square. Because of these things, this is a nation that is suppressing the spread of the Gospel of Christ, and thus the suppression of the freedom of speech and the freedom of religion. This is a nation that has an entertainment industry that spreads immorality, violence, and godlessness with no conscience and no restraint. This is a nation that does not value the sanctity of conception and pregnancy. This a nation where the lust for power and money has corrupted many at all levels. Yes, this too is an “ungodly nation.

 

David not only wrote of an ungodly nation, but David also wrote of an “unjust man.” The reason that we have an ungodly nation is because we have too many unjust men. We have too many people who do not know Jesus as Savior. We have too many people who have never repented of their sins and asked Jesus to forgive them. We have too many people who have never decided, “I need to turn my life around and start following Jesus.” We have too many people who not surrendered nor led by the Spirit. We have too many people who do not love God. We have too many people who do not read and study the Bible in order to grow in the knowledge of Christ. We have too many people who do not walk with God. We have too many people who do not assemble with other Christians at a good Bible-believing and Bible-teaching church. That is why we have an ungodly nation. May the Lord pour out His Spirit among us so that many more will turn to the Lord Jesus.

 

The Bible says in Psalms 43:2-5, “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?[3] O send out thy light and thy truth: let them lead me; let them bring me unto thy holy hill, and to thy tabernacles.[4] 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.[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.” David is both questioning what in the world is happening in his life, and he is reminding himself of the power of God: both at the same time. David has so many troubles that it is as though God has cast him off. He is more than sad: he is “mourning.” The enemy is oppressing him. David’s soul is cast down, and he is “disquieted.” That means that he is troubled and that he has no peace at all while he is going through this terrible time. Life has its hard times for the best of believers in Jesus. There is one thing that David never lost sight of: God could change things. That is why David kept praying about it. David knew that as soon as God answered David’s prayer that David would have “light” and “truth” and “joy” and “praise” to God. Our greatest needs are our spiritual needs. We simply need His light and truth to shine into our souls, and instead of being troubled and oppressed, we will have joy and praise to God through our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.                         

 

 

 

 

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