The innocent one cries out (Ps 26:1-26:3)

A psalm of David

“Vindicate me!

Yahweh!

I have walked in my integrity.

I have trusted in Yahweh

I have not wavered.

Prove me!

Yahweh!

Try me!

Test my heart!

Test my mind!

Your steadfast love is before my eyes.

I walk in faithfulness to you.”

Psalm 26 is another lament or prayer for deliverance from personal enemies like the preceding Psalm 25. It is more like Psalm 7 and Psalm 17 in that it is a cry of the innocent like Job. Once again the notation is simply that of a psalm of David. David maintained that he was innocent. He wanted to be vindicated. He walked in integrity. He had trusted in Yahweh, never wavering. He wanted both his heart and mind tested.   He always had the steadfast love of Yahweh before his eyes. He was always faithful.