(Psalm 17:1 ESV) Hear a just cause, O Lord; attend to my cry! Give ear to my prayer from lips free of deceit!
I’m thankful for grace. I’m thankful that God hears and responds to our repentant heart. I’m glad that God will accept us back when we have fallen flat on our face. He will stand us up, brush us off, put our feet on solid ground, and give us another opportunity.
We sometimes forget that the best way to live is to stay positioned for divine blessings that are beyond forgiveness.
Forgiveness is wonderful. But, it is also one of the basics of Christianity. Why should we be satisfied with ground floor blessings when God clearly has invited us to explore and expand our faith?
David can pray with confidence because he knows that he has risen above the fray of life. He has stayed the course. He has remained free from fleshly desires. He has been tested by God and has passed with flying colors. He is properly positioned for blessing.
With that confidence, David ends this Psalm with these words, “As for me, I shall behold your face in righteousness; when I awake, I shall be satisfied with your likeness.” (Verse 15)
PRAYER: Father, thank you for grace. We all need it. But, I also thank you for the invitation to abide with you. I am confident that no power shall be able to move me when I remain positioned next to you. Amen!