Verse 2 "I will try to walk a blameless path, but how I need your help, especially in my own home, where I long to act as I should."
Now I don't know about you, but I was taught to behave myself in public. Growing up in the parsonage this was really important because my dad’s job might depend on how well I could behave. (Or at least it was impressed upon me) I certainly was not a perfect child, and I did get punished from time to time, but at home, not in public. At home I could be freer to be me and that's where my rebellion raised its ugly head.
Character is who you are when nobody is watching. Nobody but God that is. David says he is trying to walk blameless, but desperately needs God's help, especially at home. He wants so much to do what is right in every aspect of his life, not just what the people see in his kingdom (public) but also behind the scenes at home.
Am I honest in all my dealings in business and at home? Am I selfish in my dealings with my kids? Am I forgiving? David gives a list of what he will not accept in his household and those he will invite in. He wants to set a good example of what is means to be God's servant and to do what is right in God's eyes all the time, not just in public.
God knows what is done in public and in private. We can't hide from Him and the truth of our character. I cry out with David for God to help me be all that He wants me to be and to act as I should.
3 Month Reading Plan - Psalm 105:19-45