Psalm 26 – I Love the House of the Lord
Taking them in order, the next Psalm that I haven’t posted yet is Psalm 26. It is a wonderful Psalm of the godly life. I know that on my own I have not lived up to the blameless life this Psalm portrays, but through Christ I am blameless in the sight of God. My favorite verses in this Psalm are 3 and 8. The thought that His love is ever before me is so comforting. I also love to think of the house where the Lord dwells, where His glory lives, and am thankful that I am that house where His Holy Spirit dwells. I look forward to the day that I dwell in His house.
1 Vindicate me, O LORD,
for I have led a blameless life;
I have trusted in the LORD
2 Test me, O LORD, and try me,
examine my heart and my mind;
3 for your love is ever before me,
and I walk continually in your truth.
4 I do not sit with deceitful men,
nor do I consort with hypocrites;
5 I abhor the assembly of evildoers
and refuse to sit with the wicked.
6 I wash my hands in innocence,
and go about your altar, O LORD,
7 proclaiming aloud your praise
and telling of all your wonderful deeds.
8 I love the house where you live, O LORD,
the place where your glory dwells.
9 Do not take away my soul along with sinners,
my life with bloodthirsty men,
10 in whose hands are wicked schemes,
whose right hands are full of bribes.
11 But I lead a blameless life;
redeem me and be merciful to me.
12 My feet stand on level ground;
in the great assembly I will praise the LORD.
I love the verses you did too . . .and verse 12 . . .My feet stand on level ground. We can say that because of Him, even when everything feels tilted and sliding away.
God bless you and your love and heart for Him!
Deb, Verse 12 is awesome, too! So glad we can stand on Him, our level ground. 🙂 Peace, Linda