Psalm 43 Devotional Commentary

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Psalm 43:4

It was once said that trials are the food for faith to feed upon, and this is a truth voiced elsewhere in Scripture. In James, we read that a man who endures trials is blessed because it produces endurance, while Peter tells us that difficult trials come to sharpen our faith.

In Job, we read of a man whose spiritual character and understanding grew when he was placed under extreme pressure, and Israel's king David discovered the read more...

Psalm 43:5

Within a few short verses, the psalmist passes from deep despair to joyful praise. He is distressed by of the deceitfulness of men that surround him and is in anguish of heart because of the ungodliness of the nation. It is evident that this man was being unjustly accused because he lamented his situation and calls on the Lord to absolve him: "Vindicate me, O God," he cries. "Vindicate me and plead my case against an ungodly nation. Deliver me, O read more...