Then I will go to the altar of God,
to God my exceeding joy,
and I will praise you with the lyre,
O God, my God. (Psalm 43:4 ESV)
So often in the prayers of the psalms we find the psalmist speaking of God in rapturous terms. In this psalm David begins his prayer expressing his distress for being wrongly accused and is eager for vindication. As he reflects on the God to whom he prays he can’t help but arrive back at the memory of delight that he has known in God’s presence. Having tasted that, he cannot forget it. It seems to fuel his prayers as you see it resurface time and time again.
Oh that we might have this memory to spur us on! Oh that our time in worship would paint that vision continually before our eyes!
Chronological Reading Plan plus Psalms: Psalms 43, 44, 45, 49, 84, 85, 87