avid endeavours to still his spirit, with hope and confidence in God.
- As to the quarrel God had with David for sin,
he prays, Enter not into judgment with me, if Thou doest so I shall be condemned; but as to the quarrel his enemies had with
him, he prays, Lord, judge me, and in thy providence appear on my behalf. If we cannot comfort ourselves in God, we may stay
ourselves upon him, and may have spiritual supports, when we want spiritual delights. He never cast off any that trusted in
him, whatever fears they may have had of their own state. We need desire no more to make us happy, than the good that flow
from God's favour, and is included in his promise. Those whom God leads, he leads to his holy hill; those, therefore, who
pretend to be led by the Spirit, and yet turn their backs upon ordinance, deceive themselves. We are still to pray for the
Spirit of light and truth, who supplies the want of Christ's bodily presence, to guide us in the way to heaven. Whatever we
rejoice or triumph in, the Lord must be the joy of it. David applies to God as his never-failing hope. Let us pray earnestly,
that the Lord would send forth the truth of his word, and the light of his Spirit, to guide us into the way of holiness, peace,
and salvation. The desire of the Christian, like that of the prophet in distress, is to be saved from sin as well as sorrow;
to be taught in the way of righteousness by the light of heavenly wisdom, shining in Jesus Christ, and to be led by this light
and truth to the New Jerusalem.
David Burnette's Life Application
Each day we walk through the Bible chapter by chapter making
an application of our text to help us grow in the Lord. Many applications can be made from each day's text. Today we continue
in the Book of Psalm with Chapter 43. In our text today we see a theme of how our hope in a time of discouragement only comes
from God. The God who made it all, and owns it all, and has control of it all can deliver you from your troubles.
In making application we see that many place their hope in many things: their money, their abilities, their health, their
strength, their influence, their power, the list goes on and on but these things come and go. The only one we can truly place
our trust in is the Lord because he owns it all. How about you? What are you placing your trust in? Let us learn
from our Psalm and text today to remember that we are to place our hope in the Lord for He is in control of it all.