Examine my heart and my mind;
For Your love is forever before me
And I walk continually
In Your truth. V. 2-3
- “My heart and mind” is literally “my hearts and kidneys” referring to the innermost and hidden character and movtives.
- “Clean hands and a pure heart” refers to Jewish ritual cleansing. V.6 [p.1060]
- “My feet stand on level ground” [v.12] reminds me of the hymn “On Christ, the solid rock I stand / All other ground in sinking sand.” [Edward Mote and Willliam B. Bradbury] It also reminds me that people have been demanding a ‘level playing field’ for at least 3000 years.
Barker, Kenneth L., et al, eds. Zondervan NIV Study Bible. Grand Rapids MI: Zondervan, c2002.