Psalm 26

Psalm 26

(Read Psalm 26)

The interesting statement in Psalm 26:3 is the Psalmist’s claim to ‘have walked in your truth’ is interesting for a number of reasons.

Firstly, to walk here as in many other scriptures is an expression of how we live our lives. The writer here claims to have lived his life in obedience to the truth of the law of God, or if you prefer his life was dedicated to live according to the word of God.

Secondly, Paul uses the word in 1 Thessalonians 4:1 to indicate that we should live our lives in a way that brings pleasure to our God, remember Luke 3:22. At the beginning of his ministry Jesus was baptised by John the Baptist the Holy Spirit descended upon him and God declares this is my son in him I am well pleased. Therefore to live to please God we must live like Jesus.

Finally, Paul states in 2 Corinthians 5:7, that we walk by faith. This is not yet exercising saving faith that must also be achieved but here it is to live our lives every day governed by faith. This to be true of every endeavour and not just to a small number of interested full time workers but also to us all.

Written by G. Stoves Nov 17, 2016