Be Sure Your Cause Is Just

To read the Bible in a year, read Psalms 17 and 18.
David wrote Psalm 17 (Psalm 17:0), because an enemy pursued him, but David believed his cause was just. Therefore, he prayed,
Hear a just cause, O LORD,
Attend to my cry;
Give ear to my prayer which is not from deceitful lips.
Let my vindication come from Your presence;
Let Your eyes look on the things that are upright.
(Psalm 17:1, 2)
David had to be persuaded that his cause was just, because the just God knew whether it was or not, and He would deal with David accordingly, and if his cause was not just, he would suffer humiliation. Believing he was in the right, he cried out to God, wanting vindication from Him, for David did not pray deceitfully, nor was he ashamed before God, which was why David said for God to “look on the things that are upright,” that is, David did not cower in shame, but could walk uprightly, knowing his cause was just.
None of this means David was arrogant, but he had a problem with someone and he had not done anything to bring on the trouble. Therefore, he went before God boldly with a request.
When you have a problem with someone, and you pray to God about it, be sure you have walked in integrity, otherwise, when God shows the right, you may be shamed.

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