For your steadfast love is before my eyes, and I will walk in your faithfulness.
Some of the greatest adventure stories through the centuries have involved people walking over such dangerous terrain as scorching deserts, high mountains, dense and sinister forests. The Bible itself tells of many adventurous journeys, very especially the journey of the children of Israel from Egypt to the promised land of Canaan.
David, the writer of Psalm 26, pictured himself on a journey, walking with God. He uses interesting words to tell us about his life. As he travels with God, David wants to be like God — God's steadfast committed love to him is the kind of love he aims to have in his own life. He wants his character to reflect the character of God.
David is also very aware of God's presence in his life, as if God were directing his footsteps all his journey through. "I walk in your faithfulness," he said. We read the same thing earlier in the Bible when God told Abraham to walk with him. There was to be a definite close relationship between the two of them. David was conscious of this, too. God, the faithful God, the loving God, walked with him to direct him in the way he should go. By his Holy Spirit in us as Christians, God has that guiding help for us as well.
Dear Lord, may I rejoice in your steadfast love and faithful guidance each day of my life. Amen.