“Judge me, O LORD; for I have walked in mine integrity: I have trusted also in the LORD; therefore I shall not slide.” Psalm 26:1 (KJV)
No one of us enjoy the thought of being judged by another human being. We can be the worst, and the harshest of judges.
The Psalmist (David) goes to Jehovah, and request His judgment. Would I do that? I will say this; I do desire His judgment over yours. It is a good thing to desire the judgment of GOD. His judgment is holy, just and righteous.
As David; if we come to Him with with a moral integrity that is based on the grace of God, then you or I have nothing to fear in God’s judgment.
You will notice that David comes to make this request based on his trust in the LORD – “I have trusted also in the LORD…”
Let me give you some thoughts concerning judgment. First, when we have trusted the LORD we can know that His judgment is right. Second, when we are trusting the LORD we can judge ourselves: “If we would judge ourselves we would not be judged” (1 Corinthians 11:31). Third, we can be free of the fearful judgment of GOD by trusting in the One who took our judgment for us; that is, His Son Jesus Christ.
Knowing Him, trusting Him, and He keeps us from the “Slide” ie., from falling.