Psalm 26 offers a snapshot of David's resolute faith in God and his commitment to living a righteous life. The psalm opens with David imploring God to examine his integrity and vindicate him. He goes on to describe how he has walked in faithfulness and avoided the company of deceitful people. The psalmist extols the importance of public worship and expresses his love for the House of the Lord. In conclusion, David makes a plea for redemption and walks in assurance that he will continue to live a life aligned with God’s will. Overall, Psalm 26 encapsulates the spirit of someone devoted to God, eagerly requesting divine scrutiny while remaining committed to righteousness.

Psalm 26

1  (A Psalm of David.) Judge me, O LORD; for I have walked in mine integrity: I have trusted also in the LORD; therefore I shall not slide.

2  Examine me, O LORD, and prove me; try my reins and my heart.

3  For thy lovingkindness is before mine eyes: and I have walked in thy truth.

4  I have not sat with vain persons, neither will I go in with dissemblers.

5  I have hated the congregation of evil doers; and will not sit with the wicked.

6  I will wash mine hands in innocency: so will I compass thine altar, O LORD:

7  That I may publish with the voice of thanksgiving, and tell of all thy wondrous works.

8  LORD, I have loved the habitation of thy house, and the place where thine honour dwelleth.

9  Gather not my soul with sinners, nor my life with bloody men:

10  In whose hands is mischief, and their right hand is full of bribes.

11  But as for me, I will walk in mine integrity: redeem me, and be merciful unto me.

12  My foot standeth in an even place: in the congregations will I bless the LORD.

End of Psalm 26

1 Year Plan: Mar 2 - Num 12, Num 13,  Ps 25, Ps 26 [next day]

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