Hear a just cause, O Lord, attend to my cry; Give ear to my prayer which is not from deceitful lips. Let my vindication come from Your presence; Let Your eyes look on the things that are upright. Psalm 17 NKJV
David pours out his soul to God. There is no deception in his heart or words. He is confident his request is just and right. David makes a claim of righteous. It is not based on good works or wisdom. It is based on relationship with the Lord.
Pour your soul out to Jesus. Be honest with Him. There is nothing you cannot say to the Lord. If you pray in faith your request will be just and upright. Your righteousness is not based on good works or wisdom. It is based on your relationship with Jesus.
I have called upon You, for You will hear me, O God; Incline Your ear to me, and hear my speech. Show Your marvelous loving-kindness by Your right hand, O You who save those who trust in You from those who rise up against them. Vs 6-7
David believed God came close to hear when he spoke. He stood in awe of the tender care and loving-kindness God lavishes on people who love and trust Him. David looked to God for deliverance from his enemies even though he had been a man of war all his life.
God hears even the unspoken prayers of your heart. He draws near when you offer up worship and praise. Jesus lavishes tender care and loving-kindness upon people who love and trust Him today. He saves us from the evil that rises up against us today.
Turn away from your unbelieving past. Do not rely on your own strength and wisdom. Look to God for deliverance from the enemies of your soul!
As for me, I will see Your face in righteousness; I shall be satisfied when I awake in Your likeness. Vs 15
David knew that evil often prospers for a season. He contrasts the short season of pleasure offered by sin with the eternal life of the righteous.
David knew he would stand before God one day. It was the desire of his heart. He spoke prophetically when he declared he would see the Lord’s face in righteousness and awake in God’s likeness!
Don’t settle for the temporary pleasures of sin. Make dwelling in God’s presence the desire of you heart. In eternity our worship will not be hindered by your sinful nature. Your joy will be unbridled and complete when you love the Lord just as He loves you!
Don’t curse the darkness that surrounds you. Jesus will deliver you from evil if you make Him the desire of your heart. Pray for the lost the lonely and the brokenhearted. God will hear you. Jesus will reveal His loving-kindness to them by saving them!
Focus on the things that are good holy and upright. Keep your eyes on Jesus!
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