I can understand why God has called David a man after His own heart. I see a man here in this Psalm longing to walk in integrity, purity, honesty, truthfulness, entertaining nothing in his heart or house that is evil.
I have no idea at what stage in David’s life he penned this but it is an honest cry of his heart as it has been mine over the years too, though sadly there have been times when my actions, like David’s, have not always been an echo of these words.
Lord, there seems to be so much now that bombards and seeks to gain our approval or participation in actions or things that are clearly evil. Lord, I am thankful for your Holy Spirit so that I don’t have to live this by myself and to remind me that when I fall, I can come to you in a moment, through Jesus, and seek forgiveness & the opportunity to once again “walk with integrity of heart” after You.
Written by Suzie Hodgson