The Psalmist asks God to send light and truth.
Vindicate me, O God, and defend my cause
against an ungodly people,
from the deceitful and unjust man
2 For you are the God in whom I take refuge;
why have you rejected me?
Why do I go about mourning
because of the oppression of the enemy?
3 Send out your light and your truth;
let them lead me;
let them bring me to your holy hill
and to your dwelling!
4 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.
5 Why are you cast down, O my soul,
and why are you in turmoil within me?
Hope in God; for I shall again praise him,
my salvation and my God.
God responds by sending Jesus.
“Jesus said to him, “I am the way, and the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me.” (John 14:6)
However, Jesus then says that we are the light.
“ “You are the light of the world. A city set on a hill cannot be hidden.” (Matt 5:14)
So how should WE respond to the Psalmist? We should be the light.
The light does not live in sin. The light does not hold grudges. The light offers more grace than can ever be imagined. The light offers love when love is not deserved. The light reflects the Glory of God.
As in all reflections, it’s never as good as the original image. But to some people, you may be the ONLY image of God they see. Reflect Him well.