Psalm 26

Posted by Scott Foster on

This morning (Wednesday) I was getting ready for mid-week communion. Come join us, by the way—it’s a great hit-and-run almost drive-by on your way to the train or wherever you go. 7:10am, every Wednesday in the parlor.

Anyway, we usually read some Psalms or other devotional, have the Lord’s Supper, and pray. You’re in and out in time to catch the 7:32 if you want to.

Today we read a trilogy of Psalms 25-27 that are amazing when read together. Each of them stands on its own, but together they are the sum of their parts. All about living into being a child of God. 26 is pretty amazing.

My question is this: what if we all lived as though we wrote Psalm 26?

Vindicate me, O Lord,
    for I have walked in my integrity,
    and I have trusted in the Lord without wavering.
Prove me, O Lord, and try me;
    test my heart and mind.
For your steadfast love is before my eyes,
    and I walk in faithfulness to you.[a]

I do not sit with the worthless,
    nor do I consort with hypocrites;
I hate the company of evildoers,
    and will not sit with the wicked.

I wash my hands in innocence,
    and go around your altar, O Lord,
singing aloud a song of thanksgiving,
    and telling all your wondrous deeds.

O Lord, I love the house in which you dwell,
    and the place where your glory abides.
Do not sweep me away with sinners,
    nor my life with the bloodthirsty,
10 those in whose hands are evil devices,
    and whose right hands are full of bribes.

11 But as for me, I walk in my integrity;
    redeem me, and be gracious to me.
12 My foot stands on level ground;
    in the great congregation I will bless the Lord.

What if?

Grace and Peace,
Scott

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