“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.” Psalm 43:4
Have you ever ever felt misunderstood, alone, harassed by others, even ‘solid off‘ by God Himself? I actually have, extra occasions than I care to confess. My life is so wealthy in comparison with a majority of my brothers and sisters on the planet. Why ought to I ever complain about something? And but, I do.
David confronted a way more tough scenario on this psalm than I’ve ever recognized, as he was in exile, pursued by Saul. What was his response? First, he expressed his grief and emotions of injustice. Then he requested some exhausting questions:
“Why dost thou solid me off? Why go I mourning due to the oppression of the enemy.”
However to whom does he pour out his complaints? To his associates or household? No. He goes straight to God along with his ache and doubt.
“Then will I am going unto the altar of God, unto God my exceeding pleasure.”
When his focus turned to God, all else paled by comparability and even appeared irrelevant. He appeared to say,
“Why was I ever so troubled by circumstances or individuals, when I’ve such an excellent God” “my exceeding pleasure?” The margin reads “the gladness of my pleasure,” i.e. the very soul and coronary heart of my pleasure.
David instantly broke forth into reward to this God of gods, with particular emphasis on the private, “my God.”
The psalm ends with David speaking to himself about this excellent God. Issues got here again into perspective once more as he realized these trials had been solely momentary (2 Corinthians 4:17, 18). He would spend eternity praising Him for Who He’s and reveling within the assurance that He’s ‘my God..’ Let’s be part of him proper now and
“go unto the altar of God, unto God my exceeding pleasure.”
by Violet Tse
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