Vindicate me, O Lord, for I have walked in my integrity, and I have trusted in the Lord without wavering.
Prove me, O Lord, and try me; test my heart and my mind. Psalm 26:1-2 ESV
When I looked to the dictionary for a definition of the word, integrity, I found descriptive words like soundness, incorruptible and being of high moral adherence. But here is one that truly caught my eye: the quality or state of being complete or undivided : completeness.
In a world of brokenness and fragmented lives, completeness and wholeness sounds like heaven. But I know that I cannot find these out-of-reach conditions in other imperfect sources, people or activities. To be complete or whole, I must turn to the One Who is complete — and He is able to completely restore me.
And He is able to grace me with the Power to live in truth and honesty — when no one is looking.
The Psalmist David is telling GOD that He can see for Himself that he has lived his life according to His Precepts, even in the absence of the watchful eye of man. Making decisions and choices that could easily be swayed in another direction, especially in the dark or obscurity of daily living.
Are we so inclined to choose well when no one sees us? Do our secret decisions reflect our outward proclamation of faith? Are we true to Whom we say we follow after, Whose Image we bear?
I want to be able to declare with David that the Lord can test me and see purity of heart. And that with all diligence I seek to walk in His Shadow that I might walk uprightly in godly confidence, not having been persuaded by the world’s lures to venture off to the left or right.
At the very least, my life would be my form of worship to the One Who gave His all on my behalf.
I love you to Heaven and Back, Girlfriend ~~
LindaRJohnson, TitusTwo Visionary