"Prayer with Reference to Psalms 17;
"Jesus' Life, Death, Resurrection, and Ascension."
This Bible Study is is provided by http://www.theseason.org/ and shared with permission from the author R. Christopherson
Psalms 26:1 "Judge me, O Lord; For I have walked in mine integrity: I have trusted also in the Lord; Therefore I shall not slide."
Judge me, O Lord; for I use just plain old common sense. Because of my trust in you Lord, there will be no wavering in my direction. I will stay on the right path. The wicked are afraid of judgment, but not the righteous for we look forward to judgment day for that is the time of rewards. We know that when our sins are blotted out, they are wiped of all records in heaven and all that remains is our name in the Lamb's "Jesus Christ's] book of life. Those sins are covered over with the shed blood of Christ.
Psalms 26:2 "Examine me, O Lord, and prove me; Try my reins and my heart."
A righteous person can say, "examine me, O Lord", look into my heart and and see my intensions. Test me by trying my mind to know the intent of my thoughts. Can you say that? Father judge men on the intent of my thoughts. Are they clean and pure?
Psalms 26:3 "For Thy loving kindness is before mine eyes: And I have walked in Thy truth."
Only those with eyes to see can understand; "Thy loving kindness is before mine eyes". Father has nothing but love and kindness in his feelings towards you. God's Spirit is the one that has touched your eyes to open them and allowed you to see the truths within His Word. Satan puts people in bondage, but God frees them from the bondage.
Psalms 26:4 "I have not set with vain persons, Neither will I go in with dissemblers."
David is saying, I have not set with persons with no faith, and neither will go around with hypocrites.
Psalms 26:5 "I have hated the congregation of evil doers; And will not sit with the wicked."
I hate to hang out and be around those that plan to do evil things; this is talking about those planning to do the worst kind of evil. I will not sit with the wicked one, the Kenites, those that plan the overthrow of our Father's kingdom.
Psalms 26:6 "I will wash mine hands in innocency: So will I compass Thine altar, O Lord:"
Lord, I come before you with innocent hands. Stop and think for a moment, for if you try to do go, and you fall in the process of living your pure life, God calls it innocency. God does not expect perfection, but Christian maturity. Sure some expect perfection from themselves and when they fall short, they are hard on themselves for forgiveness of themselves. If you do fall, let it be in innocency, for in innocency there is no sin. A sin committed in ignorance is no sin.
Psalms 26:7 "That I may publish with the voice of thanksgiving, And tell of all Thy wondrous works."
That I may proclaim your wondrous works of all your creation to mankind with a voice of thanksgiving. The reason for God's creations was for His pleasure. Revelation 4:11 "Thou art worthy, O Lord, to receive glory and honor and power: for Thou hast created all things, and for Thy pleasure they are and were created." That is why I proclaim your glory and honor and power, for you are worthy of that praise. Father does not bring bondage to anyone, for if you are in bondage you have allow other to put you there. Bondage is of Satan, and those placing you in bondage are doing the work of Satan. Our Lord forgives all sins except the one that cannot be committed at this time. So don't allow yourself to be pulled into this religious world's bondage.
Psalms 26:8 "Lord, I have loved the habitation of Thy house, And the place where Thine honour dwelleth."
"The habitation of Thy house", has nothing to do with the building structure of a church, but today it is "implying a dwelling in safety". Jesus' body is the Temple, and if you are in that house, in Christ and Christ in you, then you are in the habitation or safety of God's house.
Psalms 26:9 "Gather not my soul with sinners, Nor my life with bloody men:"
This is not speaking of men that go out to do harm to ones physical bodies, but seeking after the souls of men to bring them to Satan. These sins are far greater than to physical body, but it in reference to the second death; the death of the soul.
Psalms 26:10 "In whose hands is mischief, And their right hand is full of bribes."
This mischief is lewdness, spiritually vulgar. They try to bribe you into Satan's truth, man's traditions and false doctrine, and not the truth from the Word of God.
Psalms 26:11 "But for me, I will walk in mine integrity: Redeem me, and be merciful unto me."
However as for me, I will use common sense and in that freedom that I have in Jesus Christ and His Word. Christ has redeemed me from the bondage that this world would like to put me under. When you call out to the Father in repentance, in Jesus' name, He will redeem you and forgive all your sins. Our Lord is a merciful Father.
Psalms 26:12 "My foot standeth in an even place: In the congregations will I bless the Lord."
My food is on solid ground, on a firm foundation, and that foundation is in Jesus christ and His holy Word. My foot stands on an even place and it the congregations, and not that there are many of these assemblies. This is plural because it is talking about that great congregation that will be here on that day when Jesus Christ returns to earth at the sounding of the seventh and last trump. That congregation will be right here on earth, living in Jesus Christ's Millennium. We are in the end times, and many are being sucked up into the lies that will prevent them from entering into the congregations of the elect, the Zadok of the Millennium age kingdom.
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