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Send Out God's Light and Truth!

John Collins07/08/2012
Psalm 43 tells us to send out God's Light and Truth, no matter how hard the oppression of the enemy.

The writer says, "Vindicate me, O God, and defend my cause against an ungodly people."  He asked God to deliver him from the deceitful and the unjust.

God is the one in whom the Psalm writer took refuge.  He pleads with God, asking not to be rejected.  He asks himself why he went around mourning because of the oppression of the enemy.

Then, He asks God to send out His Light and His Truth, to be led by Light and Truth.  He asked God to let Light and Truth lead him to His holy hill, the dwelling place of God.  Once there, he would go before the altar with exceeding great joy and praise God.

Last, he asks his own soul: "Why are you cast down?"  He asked why his soul was in turmoil within him.  He told his soul to place hope in God, because he would again praise God for his salvation.

As Christians, we should ask ourselves:  Are we cast down?  Do we put our hope and trust in God?  Do we shine God's Light and Truth?