Psalm 26 – What God Requires, He Provides

If you stand on the Rock of Ages, my dear brothers and sisters, you stand on a Rock which never can reel beneath you, and from which no power, either earthly or infernal, can ever tear you! If you are in the hands of Christ, you know what He says—“No one is able to pluck them out of My hands; My Father which gave them to Me is greater than I, and none is able to pluck them out of My Father’s hands.” Oh, how safe they are, then, in the hands of Christ, first, and in the hands of God after—as if to give a double security, a two-handed guarantee—the power of Christ and the power of the eternal Father being both guaranteed to the safety of the believer!
But may the believer ever say within himself that he is safe? Beloved, he may never say that he is safe in himself! No, that were, indeed, but a lie! But he may always say that he is safe in Christ Jesus. He may never say, “My mountain stands firm; I shall never be moved.” But he may say— “My life is hid with Christ in God, Beyond the reach of harm,” And, “Because He lives, I shall live also.”
He may not say, “I know that I, by my own strength, shall persevere to the end.” But he may say, “I know whom I have believed and am persuaded that He is able to keep that which I have committed unto Him until that day.” The perseverance of the Christian is not ensured by the Christian’s resolve to persevere unto the end, nor by the Christian’s own power, nor by any plans which the Christian can adopt! That perseverance is secured by the promise of Christ, by the energy of the Spirit, by the watchfulness of God and by the faithfulness of God to His own covenant!
Oh, Christian, how happy are you to be loved with an everlasting love, to have your name written in an everlasting covenant, to know that if your house is not so with God, yet He has made with you an everlasting covenant, ordered in all things and sure! Your foot stands at all times, in this respect, in an even place where justice and mercy are sweetly balanced, where justice and truth have taken away all irregularities, where the path is even and plain! Oh, let your tongue sing praises unto the Lord!

Charles Spurgeon

Read Psalm 26 under the lens of knowing that David’s righteousness comes from Christ. At this point, how is David able to ask God to search him? Are you confident, in knowing what Christ has done for you, that you can do the same in letting God search your life?

This week we will celebrate the Lord’s Supper. As you think through Psalm 26, spend some time preparing yourself, and if necessary repenting of any sin that you have been holding to.

To The Cross I Cling by Village Church

Posted on: April 26, 2018 - 10:00PM

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