Psalm 26 NLT
A psalm of David.
1 Declare me innocent, O Lord, for I have acted with integrity; I have trusted in the Lord without wavering. 2 Put me on trial, Lord, and cross-examine me. Test my motives and my heart. 3 For I am always aware of your unfailing love, and I have lived according to your truth. 4 I do not spend time with liars or go along with hypocrites. 5 I hate the gatherings of those who do evil, and I refuse to join in with the wicked.
6 I wash my hands to declare my innocence. I come to your altar, O Lord, 7 singing a song of thanksgiving and telling of all your wonders. 8 I love your sanctuary, Lord, the place where your glorious presence dwells. Psalm 26:6-8
9 Don’t let me suffer the fate of sinners. Don’t condemn me along with murderers. hands 10 Their are dirty with evil schemes, and they constantly take bribes . 11 But I am not like that; I live with integrity . So redeem me and show me mercy . stand on solid ground 12 Now I , and I will publicly praise the Lord. references & reflections
https://womenlivingwell.org/2018/07/good-morning-girls-resources-psalm-26-30/  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YssTAErT7Lo
The Parable of the Unmerciful Servant
Then Peter came to Jesus and asked, “Lord, how many times shall I forgive my brother or sister who sins against me? Up to seven times?” 21
Jesus answered, “I tell you, not seven times, but seventy-seven times. 22 g
“Therefore, the kingdom of heaven is like a king who wanted to settle accounts with his servants. 23 As he began the settlement, a man who owed him ten thousand bags of gold 24 was brought to him. h Since he was not able to pay, the master ordered that he and his wife and his children and all that he had be sold to repay the debt. 25 “At this the servant fell on his knees before him. ‘Be patient with me,’ he begged, ‘and I will pay back everything.’ 26 The servant’s master took pity on him, canceled the debt and let him go. 27 “But when that servant went out, he found one of his fellow servants who owed him a hundred silver coins. 28 He grabbed him and began to choke him. ‘Pay back what you owe me!’ he demanded. i “His fellow servant fell to his knees and begged him, ‘Be patient with me, and I will pay it back.’ 29 “But he refused. Instead, he went off and had the man thrown into prison until he could pay the debt. 30 When the other servants saw what had happened, they were outraged and went and told their master everything that had happened. 31 “Then the master called the servant in. ‘You wicked servant,’ he said, ‘I canceled all that debt of yours because you begged me to. 32 Shouldn’t you have had mercy on your fellow servant just as I had on you?’ 33 In anger his master handed him over to the jailers to be tortured, until he should pay back all he owed. 34 “This is how my heavenly Father will treat each of you unless you forgive your brother or sister from your heart.” 35 Matthew 18:23-35
Words Reveal Character
– Matthew 12:34b From the overflow of the heart the mouth speaks 35 The good man, from his [inner] good treasure, brings out good things; and the evil man, from his [inner] evil treasure, brings out evil things. Matthew 12:35