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There’s no room

Psalm 43: 3-4

Send forth your light and your truth, let them guide me;  let them bring me to your holy mountain, to the place where you dwell.  Then will I go to the altar of God, to God, my joy and my delight.  I will praise you with the harp, O God, my God.  NIV

It appears to me that the verses I looked at yesterday are a chorus.  David uses them repetitively throughout these Psalms, which look like praise music.

I learned yesterday that the way that David found his way into the castle and onto Saul’s staff was because he could play the harp.  Apparently, when the Holy Spirit departed from Saul, Saul became quite tormented and David would play his harp to soothe Saul’s soul.  I am wondering if these songs may have been ones that David sang to the king.

Either way, they are both beautiful and comforting.

Send forth your light and your truth … because you know both the way and the whole story.

God, my joy and my delight … amen!

I will praise you … O God, my God.

If I remain focused on God as the source of light and truth … if I keep Him at the center of my life as the source of my joy and my delight … if I am consistently praising him, there’s no room for the worries of this world.

That’s what I’ll think about today.

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