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This Psalm seems to refer to a time of national crisis when people were dying under the judgment of God. It is not known exactly when this was. With disaster taking place all around him, David was not claiming to be sinless because that is impossible for any human being to achieve. He puts himself under the searchlight of God. There are six characteristics we can see in David’s life that would be good for us to examine in our life.
Should we stay away from unbelievers? No, but there is a difference between being with unbelievers and being one of them. Trying to be one of them harms our witness for God (vv. 4-5). Too often we complain about our problems to anyone who will listen and praise God only in private. How much better it would be for us to complain privately and praise God publicly (v. 12).
Of the six things listed above what do I need to work on the most? I need to be willing to put the searchlight on my life as David did?
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