December 12

Psalm 17:3

Though you probe my heart and examine me at night, though you test me, you will find nothing; I have resolved that my mouth will not sin.

There’s something about nighttime, especially when you are in bed, lights out, all is quiet; there’s a certain vulnerability about it. God can get our attention and cause us to examine every motive of the day.

Saul was pursuing David to kill him. David had opportunities to kill Saul during this time and refused to give in to that temptation. When night fell and David was alone with his thoughts, he knew he had been faithful to God by sparing Saul’s life, even if it meant possible death.

I pray that as the prodigal lays down at night and they have a chance to examine their motives, thoughts and actions of the day, God will be able to test them all and find nothing. May they have a clean conscience before Him.

Psalm 17:3

Though you probe ________’s heart and examine him/her at night, though you test ________, you will find nothing; ________ resolves that his/her mouth will not sin.

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