The Confidence of Integrity

Inspiration MinistriesBy Inspiration Ministries2 Minutes

David confidently asked for vindication. Why? Because he had walked in integrity. Instead of compromising, he “trusted in the Lord” and based his life on God’s Word. No matter what temptations or pressures he faced, he remained steadfast and refused to waver. When he faced enemies, he called on God, confident that his heart was clean.

But David also knew that God must search his life: “Examine me, O LORD, and try me; test my mind and my heart” (v. 2). He recognized the danger of harboring hidden sins and doing or saying the wrong things.

David ended the psalm by stating his determination to “walk in my integrity” (v. 11), confident that his feet were standing “on a level place” (v. 12). To keep from slipping into sin, he kept God’s lovingkindness constantly before him (v. 3) and washed his hands “in innocence” (v. 6).

David also was careful about his relationships and would not “sit with deceitful men,” or “go with pretenders” (v. 4). He hated “the assembly of evildoers” (v. 5) and chose instead to spend his time in God’s house, “the place where Your glory dwells” (v. 8).

His life was focused on serving God: “I will go about Your altar, O LORD” (v. 6). His desire was to “proclaim with the voice of thanksgiving and declare all Your wonders” (v. 7). He sought to be in congregations of God’s people where he could “bless the LORD” (v. 12).

Today, remember to live a life of integrity, spent on obeying and pleasing God. Make sure your heart is clean in His sight. Then trust Him to use your life to reach other people.