Integrity’s Confidence

Integrity’s Confidence

Inspiration MinistriesBy Inspiration Ministries2 Minutes

David confidently asked God for vindication. He could be so confident about the outcome because he had walked in integrity. He felt he had “trusted in the Lord.” Because of this confidence, he called on God without doubts.

Yet David knew that God still needed to search his life: “Examine me, O Lord, and try me; test my mind and my heart” (v. 2). He knew we all could harbor hidden sins. We often do or say the wrong things.

David ended the psalm by stating his determination to walk in integrity, confident that his feet were standing “on a level place” (v. 12). He didn’t want to slip into sin and sought to keep God’s lovingkindness constantly before him.

He was careful about his relationships and would not “sit with deceitful men,” or “go with pretenders” (v. 4). He hated “the assembly of evildoers” and would not “sit with the wicked” (v. 5). He was committed to fellowship with people who genuinely sought to please the Lord.

He focused on serving God, desiring to “proclaim with the voice of thanksgiving and declare all Your wonders” (v. 7). He loved His house, where he would be with other believers, where “I shall bless the Lord” (v. 12).

Focus on serving God. Fill your mind with His Word. Seek His help when you face choices. Stay sensitive to His Spirit. Seek to have a clean heart in His sight.