“I will sing of your love and justice;
to you, LORD, I will sing praise.
I will be careful to lead a blameless life—
when will you come to me? “
David expresses what it is to live a godly life in this passage; recognize who and what God is, and then respond. To consider God’s love and justice is certainly an awesome thing, and to take that all in and not respond with praise is almost unbelievable.
Yet, it isn’t just praise with which we should respond, for in light of God’s justice, we also must respond in the way we live our lives. David says that he will endeavor to lead a blameless life, and while he fell short of that goal, the Bible records that he was a “man after God’s own heart”.
I cannot claim to be blameless in my life, and I suspect that I have quite a bit of company in this, yet I believe that it is for us to respond to God with our best effort. By His mercy, we’ll get there yet, and maybe we’ll bring a ray of His light into a troubled world in the process.