Remember that time I talked about not being very disciplined so I was going to write daily?
I’m not very disciplined.
But, we’re back!
I am really loving David’s writing. In this psalm, the first place he longs to go is to God.
(verse 1) O Lord my God, in you do I take refuge; save me from all my pursuers and deliver me
The first inclination of his heart is to recognize who God is and his own posture before the Lord – taking refuge in his Maker.
And once that is settled:
(verse 3-5) O Lord my God, if I have done this, if there is wrong in my hands, if I have repaid my friend with evil or plundered my enemy without cause, let the enemy pursue my soul and overtake it…
Once David knows, and reminds himself, of who he is and Who’s he is, he repents. He asks the Lord to examine his life and rightly judge him.
I am often so quick to heap shame and guilt upon myself because of my sin. My first inclination is to be wrecked by how sinful of a being I am. I don’t take the time to give God credit for Who He is and what He has already done for me through the blood of Jesus on the cross – redeeming my soul and taking the final, final punishment for all of my sin and offense toward a holy God.
When I don’t initiate my repentance with recognizing God for Who He is – a holy, righteous, just, and loving God – I am prone to believe that Jesus’ sacrifice isn’t good enough and I am irredeemable.
May it not be so!
May we know that God is a righteous judge, but because of Jesus, our redemption is final and the judgment has been settled – we are victorious because of Christ!
Now go read the rest of Psalm 7.