Redeemed in Mercy and Love
My feet stand on level ground; in the great congregation I will praise the Lord.
I like Psalms because it applies a lot to my life. In it David speaks of his worries, his anger, his joys, his hopes, all these things that me and you experience in our day to day lives. But when I read Psalm 26, I was stuck. Throughout the entire psalm, David asked God to vindicate him for he was a blameless man. It went on saying how he didn’t sit with the deceitful or the hypocrites, how he has lived in reliances of God’s faithfulness, and basically pointing out that he was not like the other “sinners” out there.
Forget about sitting with the hypocrites, I’m just going to be honest and admit that I was one of the hypocrites! How can I proclaim this psalm like David did when I felt the complete opposite of him? I certainly didn’t live a blameless life, so does that mean the Lord won’t redeem me and be merciful to me?
Then it hit me: God has already redeemed me, with the blood of His very own son. In His unfailing love and mercy, He has already paved the path for redemption before the world was even formed. Since the fall of Adam, no man, except for Jesus, has ever led a totally sinless life, not even David. Yet when God sees us, He doesn’t see our sins, but sees us covered and cleansed by the blood of the Lamb. So indeed, our feet stand on level ground, and in the great congregation we shall praise the Lord.