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Oh how we love David. The first king GOD chose for Israel. He termed him: A man after Mine Own Heart.
Even so this man we love and respect was so human; so like us. Psalm 139.
Verses 19 – 22, David is pitching a rant. I personally think in that moment he thought he was justified; even exhibiting appropriate behavior. But there were consequences. I think he recognized them. Following his rant he said:
Psalm 139:23 Search me, O God, and know my heart.
Examine me, and know my anxious thoughts,
24 and see if there be any offensive way within me,
and lead me in the way everlasting. source
Here’s what I think. Lets try it on for size.
David had anxious thoughts. David was concerned there was offense in him. He was concerned he had offended GOD.
Is it possible that David’s ranting; his misplaced hate was causing his anxiety and his offenses? We believe from the Whole Counsel of God that we ONLY get to hate sin; we do not have permission from God to hate people – even people who openly hate God.
Could it be our anxious thoughts stem from misplaced hate? Could it be that gnawing that we have offended God comes from hating someone(s) He has called us to love?
Just pitching that out for us to consider.