PLEASE READ THIS FIRST: Psalm 41
What do you sense the Lord saying to you in this passage?
“Because of my integrity you uphold me…” (Psalm 41:12)
David was a good man in many ways, but he was not sinless.
His horrible crimes of adultery, murder, abuse of office, deception are well known.
Yet here he claims that God is pleased with him, that he is a man of integrity!?
Even more, God honours him as a man after His own heart, pattern for the Messiah.
This is nothing less than the amazing grace and mercy of God.
David is not sinless, and even David will not deny this (v.4).
But this is the integrity that pleases God, a humble, trusting heart.
Jesus is like David, He cares about weak people (v.1) and is betrayed (v.9).
But Jesus is greater than David, He is without sin, a real man of integrity!
Because of Jesus’ integrity, God upholds Him and raises Him to the throne.
And because of Jesus’ integrity, God upholds us, and restores us… AMAZING GRACE!
“While we were still sinners, Christ died for us.” (Romans 5:8)
We can’t say we’re guiltless, but we can trust God to uphold us (v.2).
Am I trusting and praising God and Jesus, like David, for this saving grace?
Lord, I entrust my life and well-being and protection to You. I will praise You for ever and ever. Amen and Amen.