Is My Cause Just?…

Read: Psalms 17; 35: 54; 63
Marked: Psalms 17:15, As for me, I will see Your face in righteousness; I shall be satisfied when I awake in Your likeness.

This remarkable prayer of David reveals why he was chosen of God and why God calls him a man after His own heart.

David asked God to hear a just cause in his time of crisis. How often do I pray without consideration as to whether my cause is just in my time of crisis?

When I am troubled or slighted by another it is perfectly normal for me to consider my cause just. But is it? Have I done anything to bring trouble on myself? Am I willing to let God decide if my cause is just as David does in V2? It is easy for us to vindicate ourselves

Am I willing to be tested by God as David was (V3)? When I am in crisis how do I pray to God? Am I simply grumbling and complaining? Is my mouth transgressing?

David sought safety and security in God, not in his actions or reactions to his present crisis. It is easy for me to take matters into my own hands without due consideration to what God would have me do.

David was more concerned about being righteous before God than being right in his cause. All that mattered to him was that he would be made into the likeness of God; just, righteous, and merciful.


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