(Day 36) “O Lord my God, if I have done this, if there is wrong in my hands, If I have paid back with evil him who was at peace with me or without cause have robbed him who was my enemy, Let the enemy pursue my life and take it; yes, let him trample my life to the ground and lay my honor in the dust.” Psalms 7:3-5
I am convicted by today’s Psalm. Just before this David secures himself in the refuge that is the Lord and asks God to save him from his adversaries who seek to ‘tear his life from his body like a lion’…but then he follows up with this ‘Oath of Innocence’. David says this, remember, from his refuge in the Lord. There is a conviction in integrity that that he has not performed the three dishonorable acts he mentions. Do I have this same conviction? Can I make these same statements without fear of bringing upon myself what David suggests above? Today, I take stock of my ‘above reproach-ness’ (yep, just made a new word) and pray that the Lord would reveal anything to me that could fall into these categories.