Vindicate me in your righteousness, Lord my God; do not let them gloat over me. Psalm 35:24
David needed God to support him according to God’s righteousness. He desired God to use His morality to defend David not what was being said, but the truth. What an amazing truth asking God to do as he was requesting Him to defend his ways. Not according to man's standards, but God’s. David had confidence that he was living in the righteousness of God.
What confidence we can have when we live in the righteousness of God. Thankfully, Jesus has put within us His right way called righteousness. He knew we would need all the help we could get to live in an immoral life. It's something we practice every day knowing what God has already done for us. He has put His righteousness in each of us!
“For our sake he made him Jesus to be sin who knew no sin, so that in him we might become the righteousness of God” 2 Corinthians 5:21
Walking with God just got easier knowing his ways are alive in us. We spend our time not trying to prove ourselves by living righteously but spend our time living in what God has already proved. What a difference in the way we approach God when we believe His righteousness lives in us. We can pray, like David, for God to defend us with His righteousness!
Today in the Workplace
Allowing His righteousness to live through us frees us from trying to defending ourselves.