The Help of His Presence

Psalm 42:5 NKJV
5 Why are you cast down, O my soul?
And why are you disquieted within me?
Hope in God, for I shall yet praise Him
For the help of His countenance.

From NetBible Ps 42:5

  • countenance[06440] = face, presence
  • help of His countenance = help of His presence/ face
    => help of His saving acts/ intervention/ tangible presence

Psalm 67:1-3 AMP
1 God be merciful and gracious to us and bless us and cause His face to shine upon us and among us—Selah [pause, and calmly think of that]!—
2 That Your way may be known upon earth, Your saving power (Your deliverances and Your salvation) among all nations.
3 Let the peoples praise You [turn away from their idols] and give thanks to You, O God; let all the peoples praise and give thanks to You.

From NetBible Ps 67:1-3

  • cause His face to shine = may God smile on us, show His mercy/intervention
  • shine[0215] = become a light, illuminate
  • * When God demonstrates his favor to his people, all nations will recognize his character as a God who delivers.
  • let the people praise[03034] = give thanks, confess the name/character of God
    =>especially to revere or worship (with extended hands)

David put all of his hope in the saving acts/ intervention, the tangible presence of the Lord.

This was not only for his own benefit
==> there is also a corporate benefit

The Lord’s face shines upon{individuals} and among{corporate}

==> that the world may see and come to know the Lord Jesus Christ also.

 
Matthew 5:14-16 AMP
14 You are the light of the world. A city set on a hill cannot be hidden.
15 Nor do men light a lamp and put it under a peck measure, but on a lampstand, and it gives light to all in the house.
16 Let your light so shine before men that they may see your moral excellence and your praiseworthy, noble, and good deeds and recognize and honor and praise and glorify your Father Who is in heaven.

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