“Put me on trial, Lord, and cross-examine me. Test my motives and my heart. For I am always aware of your unfailing love, and I have lived according to your truth.”
Psalms 26:2-3 NLT
This Psalm is written by king David. It is a prayer of a innocent man, a protestation of integrity.
He was sure that his heart’s intention and his motives were right that he asks God to put him on trial.
People can try to hide who they truly are but it is hard to do it to the ones that are most close to us (spouse, parents, siblings). There is no point of hide things or pretending to be someone else in front of them because they could right through. Still there is a part of us that only God knows.
Integrity is the quality of being honest and having strong moral principles; it is the state of been whole and undivided.
God knows our hearts and minds. He know our true intentions even if we try to fake it. David asks God to check his integrity because he lived according to God’s truth.
Which areas would I failed if I was put into trial?
Lord, I know that I am not a perfect man. Neither a perfect husband, son, brother nor father. Not a perfect leader, not a perfect friend… I’m sure I’m so far from been even good at any of these things. I can improve so much and I should. I pray that my heart is constantly changed so I’m able to live 100% according to your word. Not to be perfect, because only you are, but at least, to be better than I am today. Help me to be the same, in front of people, with my family, or when I’m alone. In Jesus name I pray.