Send Out Your Light
Oh, send out Your light and Your truth! Let them lead me; let them bring me to Your holy hill and to Your tabernacle.
Psalm 43 seems to be a continuation of Psalm 42, repeating some of the same phrases and themes. The psalmist again described the injustice, oppression and feelings of separation from God he was experiencing (Psalm 43:1-2).
Then he cried out for God to send His light and truth. Light is a recurring symbol of God’s purity, glory and truth. God is the source of light from the first chapter of Genesis to the New Jerusalem where “they need no lamp nor light of the sun, for the Lord God gives them light” (Revelation 22:5).
If we walk in the light and follow God’s truth (1 John 1:5-7), we will not stumble, and we will draw close to God.
Jesus Christ Himself embodied that light and that truth (John 1:4-5, 9; 14:6). We are to come to Him and walk as He walks (Matthew 11:28-30; 1 John 2:6-11).
For more about the truth, see “What Is Truth?” And for more about following Jesus Christ, see “Christ in Us: How Does He Live in You?”