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Psalm 17–David Allows God to Make the Call

In this psalm, David stands before God and allows Him to be the judge.  He is being accused of being evil and sinful, but David refuses to simply hide from the ​accusations.  Instead, David calls upon the Lord to be both judge and advocate.  David makes his case for innocence before the Father and asks God to show him if that is not true.  Confident in his purity of heart and life, David then asks God to take up his cause and destroy the accusers.  

David is confident in His life, but, more importantly, David is confident in the Lord.  He watched God deliver him time after time.  God did that because David trusted Him.  Now during the attacks by his enemies, David once again stands confident in God’s power to deliver him and to exonerate him from the wrongful accusations.It is a lifetime of faith that allows us to also look to God as both our judge and advocate.  Like David, we stand before God, and He sees and knows our very heart and actions.

  If we diligently seek the Lord, God will not only forgive and exonerate us from the accusations of our enemy, but He will also go before us and clear the way for our next steps.  The Lord cares for us as His chosen ones. He loves us personally and will fight for us.  We simply need to walk humbly before the Lord and allow Him to transform us into His image.God is our Savior, our advocate, and our protection through the attacks of the enemy.  We are so blessed to receive such a great gift of salvation.

God Bless You

Hear me, Lord, my plea is just;
    listen to my cry.
Hear my prayer—
    it does not rise from deceitful lips.
Let my vindication come from you;
    may your eyes see what is right.

Though you probe my heart,
    though you examine me at night and test me,
you will find that I have planned no evil;
    my mouth has not transgressed.
Though people tried to bribe me,
    I have kept myself from the ways of the violent
    through what your lips have commanded.
My steps have held to your paths;
    my feet have not stumbled.

I call on you, my God, for you will answer me;
    turn your ear to me and hear my prayer.
Show me the wonders of your great love,
    you who save by your right hand
    those who take refuge in you from their foes.
Keep me as the apple of your eye;
    hide me in the shadow of your wings
from the wicked who are out to destroy me,
    from my mortal enemies who surround me.

10 They close up their callous hearts,
    and their mouths speak with arrogance.
11 They have tracked me down, they now surround me,
    with eyes alert, to throw me to the ground.
12 They are like a lion hungry for prey,
    like a fierce lion crouching in cover.

13 Rise up, Lord, confront them, bring them down;
    with your sword rescue me from the wicked.
14 By your hand save me from such people, Lord,
    from those of this world whose reward is in this life.
May what you have stored up for the wicked fill their bellies;
    may their children gorge themselves on it,
    and may there be leftovers for their little ones.

15 As for me, I will be vindicated and will see your face;
    when I awake, I will be satisfied with seeing your likeness.


This is an amazing Journey. I hope you will hear from the Lord, as you seek Him with your heart. Matthew 6:33

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