Send out Thy Light and Truth
Psalms 43:3, O send out thy light and thy truth: let them lead me; let them bring me unto thy holy hill, and to thy tabernacles. Psalms 43 begins by talking about a person judging themselves and their own actions. Self-judgment is very important for a person to become a better person. Self-judgment is very important for a person to become reformed from their sinful habits. However, no amount of self-judgment will accomplish anything unless it is done through the Word of God.
This verse in Psalms 43 is very important. It explains the mystery of the Spirit of God. Where is God at in the World? Where is the work that God is doing? How do you see Gods involvement in your life? How do you know where God is leading you in life? Psalms 43:3 says, O send out thy light and thy truth: let them lead me; let them bring me unto thy holy hill, and to thy tabernacles.
In the Book of Second Corinthians Chapter 1:1 Paul said, Paul, an Apostle of Jesus Christ by the will of God. Who does the sending? Who sends the light? Jesus does. The will of God is that the light and the truth is sent out. Paul was sent by Jesus. Someone who is sent is a messenger. A messenger is a servant. A servant does what the Master tells him. A servant says what the Master tells him to say. Jesus is the Master.
Psalms 43:3 says, O send out thy light and thy truth: let them lead me; let them bring me unto thy holy hill, and to thy tabernacles. Do you want to follow Christ? Do you want to know Christ? Seek and ye shall find. Ask and it shall be given. Jesus sends out the light and the truth. Follow it whenever you find it. This verse explains that God gives truth and lets men choose to follow it or not.
What will happen if you follow the light and the truth? Psalms 43:3 says, Let them bring me unto thy holy hill, and to thy tabernacles. The holy hill and the tabernacles symbolize the place where the prescence of God is. We know from the teachings of the New Testament that God is everywhere. Acts 17:27-28 says, That they should seek the Lord, if haply they might feel after him, and find him, though he be not far from every one of us: For in him we live, and move, and have our being; as certain also of your own poets have said, for we are also his offspring.
God is everywhere and yet God hides himself from man because God is holy and man is sinful. No one can see God in all his glory and live. There is a secret place that few in this world will ever know. The Apostle Paul knew it. Methuselah knew it. Abraham knew it. This place is the holy hill and the tabernacles of the LORD of hosts. Anyone can find this place. It is found by grace through faith in Christ who died for your sins. Psalms 43:3 says, O send out thy light and thy truth: let them lead me; let them bring me unto thy holy hill, and to thy tabernacles.
If you take advantage of your opportunities to learn the truth of the Word of God when God gives them to you, then you will be lead to the secret of His presence. Draw nigh to God and He will draw nigh to you. Seek the LORD while he may be found. Today is the day of salvation. It is appointed unto man once to die but after this the judgment. Psalms 91:1, He that dwelleth in the secret place of the most High shall abide under the shadow of the Almighty. The secret place of the most High, the holy hill, the tabernacles of the LORD of Hosts, this is the place that few in this world ever seek after. We live in the age of grace. The opportunity to follow the light of Christ is there.
Psalms 43:4-5, Then will I go unto the altar of my God, unto God my exceeding joy: yea, upon the harp will I praise thee, O God my God. 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.
The altar is the place of sacrifice. Christ, who was without sin, was sacrificed for our sins. Every Christian wants to know more about the gospel of Jesus Christ. The spirit of God in them gives them this desire. To follow Christ sometimes requires sacrifice, sacrificing things in this life that you would otherwise follow. As you grow in your understanding of the gospel of Jesus Christ, as you draw nearer to the altar your joy in the spirit will increase. 2 Peter 3:18 says, But grow in grace, and in the knowledge of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ. To him be glory both now and forever. Amen. To draw near the altar is to grow in grace and in the knowledge of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ. Send out thy light and thy truth. Let them lead me.
To learn about God you must always keep the Gospel of Jesus Christ as your foundation. It is the only foundation. Law and grace meet together with Jesus in the middle. The death, burial, and resurrection of Jesus is the gospel. Every verse in the Bible and every book in the Bible teaches something about the gospel.
Psalms 43:4-5, Then will I go unto the altar of my God, unto God my exceeding joy: yea, upon the harp will I praise thee, O God my God. 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. To just use the name of Jesus in simplicity and Godly sincerity instead of in vain is praise to God. How easy it is to praise God. The more you learn about Jesus and his Gospel the more you will naturally praise him. You will begin to praise him without even knowing it. What a testimony this is to the world to say, O God my God.
Psalms 43:5 says, Why art thou cast down, O my soul? This phrase is also used several times in Psalms 42. The world knows a lot about broken dreams, broken hopes, broken hearts and broken lives. The solution is to Hope in God. If you to take to heart the teachings of Psalms 43 you might be cast down but you will never be destroyed. Psalms 43 says to ask Christ to Judge you. Psalms 43 says to pray to Christ for deliverance. Psalms 43 says to use your opportunities to learn the Word of God when God gives them too you. Psalms 43 says to praise God.
2 Corinthians 4:6-10 says, For God, who commanded the light to shine out of darkness, hath shined in our hearts, to give the light of the knowledge of the glory of God in the face of Jesus Christ. But we have this treasure in earthen vessels, that the excellency of the power may be of God, and not of us. We are troubled one very side, yet not distressed; we are perplexed, but not in despair; Persecuted, but not forsaken; cast down, but not destroyed; always bearing about in the body the dying of the Lord Jesus, that the life also of Jesus might be made manifest in our body. Cast down but not destroyed. Why art thou cast down O wretched soul? Increasing in the knowledge of the Word of God is how you will learn to praise Christ Jesus.
Psalms 43:5 says, for I shall yet praise him, who is the health of my countenance, and my God. Faces are themselves a place. The countenance is the face. You can have a countenance of anger, a countenance of sin and worldliness, a countenance of faith. Christians always have something different about them than the rest of the world notices. A city set on a hill cannot be hid Jesus said.
Judge me O God and plead my cause against an ungodly nation. Send out thy light and thy truth. Jesus keep me near the cross. If you have never turned from your sins to Jesus please do so today. Today is the day of salvation.
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