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"Send out your light and your truth; let them lead me;"

~ Psalm 43:3a 


This psalm very much connects to Ps. 42 that we reflected on last week.  This psalm continues with expressions of the psalmist’s actual experiences (v.1-2), perceived/felt experiences (v.2), frustrations with the condition of his soul (v.5) and instructions to himself (V.4-5) based on the reality of God in his character, Word and works (v.1-5).

Our God is the God of light and truth (v.3), ultimately known in salvation (v.5) through the Gospel, which leads us to joy and praise (v.4).  God himself is our very hope (v.5).

Jesus is the light of the world (John 8:12).  Jesus is the truth (John 14:6).  Jesus came that we might have joy (John 15:11).  Jesus is the one worthy to be praised (Philippians 2:9-11; Revelation 5:12).  Our hope in God for salvation is in and through his Son Jesus Christ.  By grace through faith in Jesus we are saved (Ephesians 2:8).

Be led by the light and truth of God (v.3) to praise him for his character, Word and works; finding in him your exceeding joy (v.4).  There are great riches in this short psalm.  Find refuge in him (v.2) in your reflections on the 5 verses of Psalm 43.