Our God is with us, not the ark (Psalm 42:3)

"My tears have been my food day and night,
while they say to me continually, 'Where is your God?'" - Psalm 42:3

I just finished writing a paper on 42/43 for class and ran across how Matthew Henry in his commentary talks about those who are doing the mocking in this verse. They think the psalmist is removed from God because he is removed from the ark physically.

He says something along the lines of how while we are are tied to our Bibles, or our robbed ministers God is not tied to them. He is tied to us.

"We know where our God is, and where to find him, when we know not where his ark is, nor where to find that."


It also reminds me of the Bahá'í faith. I have a friend who was Bahá'í and he told me (because he genuinely believed) they have the ark of the covenant in Haifa, Israel (something of a capital for the Bahá'í faith).

I couldn't help but laugh. Thank the Lord he is with me, not stuck in Haifa with some weird Bahá'ís.