Daily Devotion

Telling It Like It Is

God can use any testimony, no matter how mundane, to inspire people.

May 13, 2022

Psalm 26:1-12

Most of us have heard testimonies of believers who were saved from a lifestyle of horrendous sin. After listening to such accounts, have you ever felt that your less dramatic testimony is somehow not as valuable? In reality, the salvation God has worked for each one of His children is equally extraordinary. No matter how good or bad one’s life appears, every person is born sinful and in dire need of a Savior. 

Psalm 26 is a testimony from David about his integrity and trust in the Lord. He walked in God’s truth, avoided the company of evildoers, and proclaimed His delight in the Lord. We would hardly call this psalm unimpressive. Few people can speak so honestly and confidently about their walk with the Lord, and it’s a great encouragement for us to hear from a lifelong believer. 

David’s testimony reminds us to express what God has done and is doing in our life. A personal faith story is a powerful tool, both for arousing an unbeliever’s curiosity about spiritual matters and for motivating a believer to pursue holiness. No matter how commonplace our words may sound compared to someone else’s, the Lord can use them to impact listeners. You have no idea how far-reaching your “ordinary” testimony can be.  

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