Plea for Grace July 26, 2022

Psalm 26:1-12 ESV - 
1 Vindicate me, O LORD, for I have walked in my integrity, and I have trusted in the LORD without wavering. 
2 Prove me, O LORD, and try me; test my heart and my mind. 
For your steadfast love is before my eyes, and I walk in your faithfulness. 
4 I do not sit with men of falsehood, nor do I consort with hypocrites. 
5 I hate the assembly of evildoers, and I will not sit with the wicked. 
6 I wash my hands in innocence and go around your altar, O LORD, 
7 proclaiming thanksgiving aloud, and telling all your wondrous deeds. 
8 O LORD, I love the habitation of your house and the place where your glory dwells. 
9 Do not sweep my soul away with sinners, nor my life with bloodthirsty men, 
10 in whose hands are evil devices, and whose right hands are full of bribes. 
11 But as for me, I shall walk in my integrity; redeem me, and be gracious to me. 
12 My foot stands on level ground; in the great assembly I will bless the LORD.

vindicate vĭn′dĭ-kāt″

  1. To clear of accusation, blame, suspicion, or doubt with supporting arguments or proof.
  2. To defend, maintain, or insist on the recognition of (one’s rights, for example).
  3. To demonstrate or prove the value or validity of; justify.

The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

In this day and age of cancelling, of trial by social media, of “the world is watching,” . . . . who do I live for? What are my standards?

Lord, You are my judge. I must live my life by Your standards.


  1. To form an opinion or estimation of after careful consideration.
  2. To hear and decide on in a court of law.
  3. To pass sentence on; condemn.

The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

God, You have given Your word. You are clear on what is right and what is wrong.

Psalm 119:33-40 ESV - 
33 Teach me, O LORD, the way of your statutes; and I will keep it to the end. 
34 Give me understanding, that I may keep your law and observe it with my whole heart. 
35 Lead me in the path of your commandments, for I delight in it. 
36 Incline my heart to your testimonies, and not to selfish gain! 
37 Turn my eyes from looking at worthless things; and give me life in your ways. 
38 Confirm to your servant your promise, that you may be feared. 
39 Turn away the reproach that I dread, for your rules are good. 
40 Behold, I long for your precepts; in your righteousness give me life!

Pray for the Persecuted Church–OpenDoorsUSA

Day 2: Pray for blessing on the lives of converts in Bangladesh
and opportunities to share the Jesus they’ve found
with others.

Daily Wisdom
Psalm 26, 56, 86, 116, 146
Proverbs 26

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