Psalm 26

Wisdom

God Is Gracious When I Walk in Integrity

                11 But as for me, I shall walk in my integrity;

                Redeem me, and be gracious to me.

·         It is always wise to be more afraid of sin than of temporal evil, of doing wrong than of suffering wrong. Nothing hurts us till our souls are hurt.

·         [A]ny successful appeal to God is effectually hindered by our willful wrong-doing.

·         If we would have the comforts of religion we must maintain habits of piety. When David says, I have trusted also in the Lord, he does not refer to some occasional act, but to the tenor of his life.

·         It would be better for us, if we should think more of God’s lovingkindness, and more frequently celebrate it. It should ever be before our eyes as a theme of contemplation, and on our lips as a theme of praise.

·         “[H]e who sits with the wicked, and finds delight in their unholy conversation, proves himself to be an enemy of God, and a destroyer of his own soul.”

·         The friendship of the world is enmity with God.

·         A heart to pray and praise, to adore God and confess sin is never given in vain.

·         Antinomianism . . . is indigenous to the human heart.

·         He, who lives wickedly cannot worship acceptably. “It is a fearful thing to approach God’s ordinances with a heart cherishing its own evil desires.” (Morison)