READING: Psalms 26, 40-41, 58, 61-62, 64
“And I have walked in Your truth.”
If I had to seek the Lord’s protection from my enemies, I wonder if I could approach God like the psalmist did in Psalm 26. He knew he was not perfect, but he also knew he was striving to be faithful to God. He was willing for God to judge his life, for he could say, “I have lived with integrity and have trusted in the Lord without wavering” (Psa. 26:1). Indeed, he invited God to test him, try him, and examine his heart and mind – that is, he was willing to say, “God, take a look at every area of my life and refine me.”
The psalmist had walked in God’s truth, but he knew that his doing so was not because of his ability—it was because he was surrounded by God’s faithful love and grace. He also knew that God was upholding him (Psa. 41:12). Thus, even if everyone around him were wicked, he would always walk in his integrity. No false god would ever be more powerful than the psalmist’s god.
My prayer is that God would grant me the same kind of integrity the psalmist had. I will always have room for growth, but I know His lovingkindness will guide me.
- Ask God to increase your faith in His Word today.
- Be a person of deep, deep integrity.
PRAYER: “Father, examine me and try me.”
TOMORROW'S READING: 2 Samuel 19-21, Psalms 5, 38, 42