Scripture: Judge me, O Lord, according to my righteousness, according to my integrity, O Most High. Psalm 7:8 NIV
Observation: David was a man after God’s own heart and it was that chasing after God that made David righteous.
Application: Are we ready to be judged based on our righteousness, on our integrity? I’m not sure that I am. I feel very unrighteous and unworthy most of the time. I don’t question my integrity but my past haunts me. Satan knows that about me and he uses it to get me to call into question my standing with the Lord, my righteousness. Praise God that Jesus is my righteousness. I can never be worthy on my own. It’s Jesus’ righteousness that makes it possible for me to be deemed righteous.
Prayer: Thank you Lord for standing in for me and for being my righteousness. I could never be considered worthy without your sacrifice. Help me to honor you in my daily life as I interact with others and always behave lovingly and with integrity. Amen