“The Lord dealt with me according to my righteousness;
according to the cleanness of my hands he rewarded me.
For I have kept the ways of the Lord
and have not wickedly departed from my God.
For all his rules were before me,
and from his statutes I did not turn aside.
I was blameless before him,
and I kept myself from guilt.
And the Lord has rewarded me according to my righteousness,
according to my cleanness in his sight.
“With the merciful you show yourself merciful;
with the blameless man you show yourself blameless;
with the purified you deal purely,
and with the crooked you make yourself seem tortuous.
You save a humble people,
but your eyes are on the haughty to bring them down.
For you are my lamp, O Lord,
and my God lightens my darkness.
For by you I can run against a troop,
and by my God I can leap over a wall.
This God—his way is perfect;
the word of the Lord proves true;
he is a shield for all those who take refuge in him."
You are righteous. Holy. Undefiled. Blameless. Jesus has won and given you His righteousness by faith. Do not doubt this. David didn’t. This is why he can say, “The Lord has dealt with me according to my righteousness.” David the sinner, who murdered Uriah the Hittite and took his wife, can say that the Lord has accounted him blameless. His righteousness is not his own. So it is that David loves the precepts of God, doing justice, and showing mercy, for God has had mercy on him. So it is with all Christians. They love because God first loved them (1 John 4:19). In Christ, we sinners can even dare to assert our righteousness to God, not because of what we do, but because of what He has done for us!
Devotion by Pastor Brandon Ross
Produced by Around the Word Devotion