Bible studies for writers

Bible studies for writers | Psalm 26

Do you ever hang around with liars and hypocrites? It’s kind of a Catch 22, isn’t it? And David’s words struck a chord with me today regarding the company we keep – and the fact that we all are liars and hypocrites at some points in our lives, so basically, we all hang around with liars and hypocrites all the time – most often without even thinking about it. So, while I LOVE David’s words, as well as his purity and confidence, I think we easily could apply them to our own lives … and consequently take on a “better than thou” attitude. That’s what my mom used to call people who acted like they were better than other people for whatever reason. She also used to say about those kinds of people, “They think their poop doesn’t stink,” except she didn’t always use the word “poop,” if you get my drift. Anyway, my point is, David was brave enough and honest enough to say to God: “Hey, search my heart; You’ll see I’ve nothing to hide and nothing to be ashamed of.” He was confident of that, but more than that, he was willing to let God check it out. He was completely transparent with God. He tried to hide nothing. And that’s the biggest lesson here: if you’re going to talk the talk, you better be able to walk the walk like David did. And remember, it’s not up to us to determine who God sees as walking the walk and talking the talk. All that matters is the transparency between you and Him.

Sum it up:

Go ahead and judge me, God!
I have acted with complete honesty
and goodness in my heart.

I have followed your commandments.
I have stayed away from awful people.
I have spoken of you to others,
And I have written whole songs about you!
To praise You!
You and You alone!

Writing prompt: stinky poop

Sorry, not sorry for this writing prompt! Write about someone who believes their “poop don’t stink,” or write about a time when you were guilty of claiming the same.


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