2 Test me, O Lord, and try me,

examine my heart and my mind;

3 for your love is ever before me,

and I walk continually in your truth.

4 I do not sit with deceitful men,

nor do I consort with hypocrites;

5 I abhor the assembly of evildoers

and refuse to sit with the wicked.

6 I wash my hands in innocence,

and go about your altar, O Lord,

7 proclaiming aloud your praise

and telling of all your wonderful deeds.

8 I love the house where you live, O Lord,

the place where your glory dwells.

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Examine Me (verses 2-8)

· This is not the arrogance of a self-righteous man, but a follower of God who KNEW he would pass the test.

· The meaning of verses 4-8 tell us that

o David did not use the House of God as a sanctuary to hide sin but instead went to the sanctuary to worship God and bear witness to His grace and mercy.