When Confrontation Occurs
by Dr. Dan Sharp, Minister of Worship
In David, the psalmist, I find a refreshing transparency in his conversations with the Lord. In Psalm 17, David is being chased by his enemies. He prays to God to listen and vindicate him. His trust is completely in God’s ability to deliver him from trouble. Rather than tell God what to do in solving things, he simply says “may your eyes see what is right.”
One of the things I notice is that in his conversation with God, David is authentic and honest about himself. He doesn’t tell God half-truths in order to get God to side with him in the troubles. He is so confident that he actually challenges God to probe his heart and test all his thoughts, believing God will find nothing amiss. Then there is the kicker line from David, the hardest one for us, “I have resolved that my mouth will not sin.” I’m reminded of what my dad always told me, “Dan, you never have to apologize for what you didn’t say.” Good words.