Psalm 26


“The church is full of hypocrites.” This is probably the most common excuse people use to avoid thinking about the claims of Christianity. They excuse their unbelief with Christian hypocrisy. They don’t act because Christians are just actors, pretenders, living contradictions.

So how do we live in such a way that the accusation is false, the charge doesn’t stick, we’re found innocent. The answer, says Psalm 26, is integrity, which means our outward lives match our inner beliefs. If hypocrisy is all about living a contradiction, integrity is all about living consistently.  Psalm 26 tells us living before God consistently starts with loving God consistently.