Psalms 42 Metaphysical Bible Interpretation

Metaphysical Bible Interpretation of Psalms 42

Metaphysically Interpreting Psalms 42:1-11

For the Chief Musician. Maschil of the sons of Korah.

42:1As the hart panteth after the water brooks,
    So panteth my soul after thee, O God.
42:2My soul thirsteth for God,
    for the living God:
When shall I come
    and appear before God?
    42:3My tears have been my food
    day and night,
While they continually say unto me,
    Where is thy God?

42:4These things I remember,
    and pour out my soul within me,
How I went with the throng,
    and led them to the house of God,
    With the voice of joy and praise,
    a multitude keeping holyday.
42:5Why art thou cast down, O my soul?
    And why art thou disquieted within me?
Hope thou in God; for I shall yet praise him For the help of his countenance.
    42:6O my God,

my soul is cast down within me:
    Therefore do I remember thee
from the land of the Jordan, And the Hermons,
    from the hill Mizar.
42:7Deep calleth unto deep
    at the noise of thy waterfalls:
All thy waves and thy billows
    are gone over me.
42:8Yet Jehovah will command his lovingkindness in the day-time;
    And in the night his song shall be with me,
    Even a prayer unto the God of my life.

42:9I will say unto God my rock,
    Why hast thou forgotten me?
    Why go I mourning
    because of the oppression of the enemy?
42:10As with a sword in my bones,
    mine adversaries reproach me,
While they continually say unto me,
    Where is thy God?

42:11Why art thou cast down, O my soul?
    And why art thou disquieted within me?
Hope thou in God; for I shall yet praise him,
    Who is the help of my countenance, and my God.

September 25, 1949: Psalms 42:1-2

How are the certainties of the Infinite and the soul's thirst for Truth shown in this lesson? In Psalms 42:1-2, by the words:

42:1As the hart panteth after the water brooks,
    So panteth my soul after thee, O God.

“When shall I come and appear before God?” How is this cry of the soul answered? In these words of faith and understanding:

90:1Lord, thou hast been our dwelling-place
    In all generations (Psalm 90:1)

Our faith [is] that the Spirit of power and might is in us and with us brings us peace and satisfaction.

Transcribed by Lloyd Kinder on 12-04-2013