A Psalm of God’s Presence (Psalm #44)

Text: Psalm 44

God’s presence is His help (vss 1-8)

  • Drive out, planted,  afflict, cast out (vs 2)
  • Light of thy countenance (vs 3)
  • Deliverance (vs 4)
  • Exodus 33:15 And he said unto him, If thy presence go not with me, carry us not up hence.
  • New Testament Holy Spirit

God distances Himself (vss 9-16)

  • …goest not forth with our armies. (vs 9)
  • My confusion… (vs 15)
  • 40 years after Israel rejected Jesus Christ, God abandoned the temple in Jerusalem as seen by it destruction by Emperor Titus in 70 A.D.  Romans 11:25 For I would not, brethren, that ye should be ignorant of this mystery, lest ye should be wise in your own conceits; that blindness in part is happened to Israel, until the fulness of the Gentiles be come in.

Desire for God’s presence (vss 17-22)

  • Don’t forget God.  Out of sight, out of mind is the devil’s philosophy of God for you.  The world wants God’s people to forget God, to remove His presence from their minds.
    • Back to verse 1
  • The world hates God’s presence (vs 22).