Throughout the Psalms, we see David pleading for forgiveness. He knew his heart. He knew he was a sinner. Even in the verses that come before this passage he was praying for forgiveness. Yet, here we are today with David ending this psalm by telling God of his own integrity. “Because of my integrity you uphold me and set me in your presence forever. Praise be to the Lord, the God of Israel, from everlasting to everlasting. Amen and Amen.” Psalm 41:12-13
How can he claim that he is a sinner and then also claim his own integrity?
David knew that when we are forgiven, the slate is wiped clean. When we come to Jesus, we are no longer robed in our own sinfulness. We are covered by the righteousness in Christ Jesus.
Then with David we can say, “Praise be to the Lord, the God of Israel, from everlasting to everlasting. Amen and Amen.”
Lord, thank You so much for Your cleansing, healing, sin-removing power. Thank You that I can be made whole in Your sight. For all of that I give You praise. Amen and Amen.