30 Bible Verses on the Light of Yahuah: Part 3 Psalm 36:9 and 43:3

This is the third Bible study of the light of Yahuah. Today, we will examine two more Bible verses that speak about the light of Yahuah. They are found in Psalm 36:9 and Psalm 43:3.

Psalm 36:9

For with thee is the fountain of life: in thy light shall we see light.

Psalms 36:9

Although Psalm 36:9 is the target verse for our Bible study of Yahuah’s light, we have to keep in mind the entire Psalm.  Throughout this Psalm, David distances himself from those who abide in darkness or sin. He begins by describing the dark characteristics of those who choose wickedness.

  1. No fear of Yahuah (vs. 1)
  2. Flatters Self (vs. 2)
  3. Hateful (vs. 2)
  4. Speaks Iniquity (vs. 3)
  5. Speaks Deceit (vs. 3)
  6. Abandons Wisdom (vs. 3)
  7. Does Not Do Good (vs. 3)
  8. Thinks of Ways to be Mischievous (vs. 4)
  9. Does not abhor wickedness (vs. 4)

Then he changes his focus to the Creator. He describes Yahuah’s:

  1. Mercy. (vs. 5)
  2. Faithfulness. (vs. 5)
  3. Righteousness. (vs. 6)
  4. Judgments. (vs. 6)
  5. Lovingkindness. (vs. 7)

Lastly, David, declares that he chooses to put his trust in Yahuah and to not walk in the way of unrighteousness (vs. 7).

How excellent is thy lovingkindness, O Elohim! therefore the children of men put their trust under the shadow of thy wings. 

Psalms 36:7

He then gives the benefits of trusting in Yah.

They shall be abundantly satisfied with the fatness of thy house; and thou shalt make them drink of the river of thy pleasures.

 Psalms 36:8

One such benefit is the light of Yahuah.

For with thee is the fountain of life: in thy light shall we see light.

Psalms 36:9

The quality of life of all living things is affected by the amount of light received. We know that Yahuah is the source of all life. As Torah-pursuant Believers in Yahusha, we, like David, put our trust in Yah. To the degree that we do this, is the degree that we see light. In Him we will have the light that shows the clear way of righteousness.

Bible Verses on the Light of Yahuah Psalm 36:9 Psalm 43:3

Psalm 43:3

Psalm 43:3 is the third verse in this series of 30 Bible verses about the light of Yahuah. The author of Psalm 43 is unknown. Some believe that David wrote it, while others disagree.

Regardless of its authorship, this Psalm is the Word of Yah and has much to reveal to us about the light of Yahuah. For our purposes, we will read it from the perspective of the life of David. It reads:

O send out thy light and thy truth: let them lead me; let them bring me unto thy qodesh hill, and to thy tabernacles.

 Psalms 43:3

The Psalmist seems to feel as if his enemies had the upper hand. They were getting the best of him. In verse 1 and 2, he describes them as:

  1. Wicked
  2. Deceitful
  3. Unjust

It’s unknown whether David was referring to the coup perpetrated by his son, Absalom, or his persecution at the hands of Saul. Regardless of who David’s enemies were when he wrote this Psalm, they were vexing his very soul to the point of his asking the Father:

…why dost thou cast me off? why go I mourning because of the oppression of the enemy? 

Psalm 43:2

Perhaps David’s enemies deceitfully slandered him, turning his nation against him (2 Sam. 15:3-6). We know that Saul tried to outright kill him (1 Sam. 19:9-10). Though feeling depressed and down for a moment, David doesn’t remain there. He bounces back and turns toward the light of Yahuah.

His actions show us how to respond when we feel that our backs are against a wall and we can see no way out of distressing situations.

O send out thy light and thy truth: let them lead me; let them bring me unto thy qodesh hill, and to thy tabernacles.

 Psalms 43:3

David was the leader of the nation of Israel. He helped many people during his reign. Yet, in his crisis, he doesn’t know what to do. He was powerless to overcome his enemies. The tribulation that he experienced could not be fixed by him alone. In desperation, he appeals to the light of Yahuah and to His truth. Yah’s light and His truth are inseparable.

David relinquished his status as king of Israel to the leadership of the King of Creation. He humbled himself in order to be led by Yah’s light and His truth. Yahusha spoke a related truth:

…Suffer the little children to come unto me, and forbid them not: for of such is the kingdom of Elohim. Verily I say unto you, Whosoever shall not receive the kingdom of Elohim as a little child, he shall not enter therein.

Mark 10:14-15

As a child is in the hands of a loving father, David let go and let Yah lead him.

Was David’s deliverance immediate? No, not at all. He had to endure much throughout his life. Both ordeals with Absalom and with Saul are just two of the hardships that he experienced.

We can learn much from David’s experiences. After David turned to the light of Yahuah, he doesn’t mention his enemies again in this Psalm. He no longer fretted about them. He magnified Yahuah!

Then will I go unto the altar of Elohim, unto El my exceeding joy: yea, upon the harp will I praise thee, O Elohim my Elohim. Why art thou cast down, O my soul? and why art thou disquieted within me? hope in Elohim: for I shall yet praise him, who is the health of my countenance, and my Elohim.

Psalms 43:4-5

David wasn’t on the other side of his being targeted by his enemies. But he didn’t wait until he could see the end before he began to praise the Father. This reminds me of the words of Paul.

Speaking to yourselves in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing and making melody in your heart to Yahuah  Giving thanks always for all things unto Yahuah and the Father in the name of our Master Yahusha Messiah;  

Ephesians 5:19-20

David ends the Psalm with joy, hope and praise. He fully and joyfully acknowledged that Yahuah’s light points to the way of his deliverance.

What do you learn from David’s actions and thoughts in this Psalm and in Psalm 36 above? How can you apply David’s experience? Please share your thoughts and comments below.

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