Psalm 26:11 Defend me, Yahveh, because I have lived with integrity and have trusted in Yahveh without wavering.
Psalm 26:2 Test me, Yahveh, and try me; examine my heart and mind
Psalm 26:3 because your covenant faithfulness guides me, and I live by your truth.
Psalm 26:4 I do not sit with the worthless or associate with hypocrites.
Psalm 26:5 I hate a crowd of evildoers, and I do not sit with the wicked.
Psalm 26:6 I wash my hands in innocence and go around your altar, Yahveh,
Psalm 26:7 raising my voice in thanksgiving and telling about your wondrous works.
the best defense
David could appeal to God for his defense because he had lived his life focused on God. He avoided the crowd, choosing not to sit among the wicked. Instead, he spent lots of time at the altar, and when he did go out among others, it was to tell them about God’s wondrous works. The best defense is not a good offense. It is a relationship with God.
LORD, we long to say what David said. Change our wandering hearts, and give us the commitment to you that enables us to live by your word, and come boldly to you when we need your help.
1superscription: of David.