Psalm 7 has David seeing refuge in God. He begins by recognizing God’s place: “O Lord my God”. David has a relationship – this is personal. He says God is “my God”. He knows God and he also knows what God can do. He asks God to save him, and to look into his heart. David is on a very personal level with God.
But David also is very transparent with God. “Judge me, O Lord, according to my righteousness and according to the integrity that is in me”. He asks God to look into his heart and see if he is righteous and filled with integrity. Those are two qualities we should all strive for. We need to realize that God will “test the minds and heart”. God sees us as we are. He will look within and know our motives. He is more than able to know exactly who we are.
“God is a righteous judge, and a God who feels indignation every day”. God only has one standard. There are no favorites or passes. God looks at each of us from his place of righteousness and holiness. He judges each of us fairly. God feels indignation because we fail in being what He demands and desires. We fall short. That is called sin. It is a problem that must be dealt with.
None of us can achieve His standards. Not David – not you or me. But we can hang on to the truth and reality that God Himself is ever righteous. He never changes. “I will give to the Lord the thanks due to his righteousness, and I will sing praise to the name of the Lord, the Most High”. David knows that God is looking into his heart. He knows he will fall short. But he is able to rest in the reality that God is righteous and judges all men the same. He sings praises because God is God and he is the Most High. Oh that we would put God where He belongs, on the throne of our lives!