David is continuously hounded by vicious opponents who really had no grounds for pursuing him. David always had to watch his back. David always puts his faith in the belief that God will take care of him (Psalms 35:9 ….. I will be happy when He saves me.) David talked to God for reassurance, comfort, praise and love. David pleads for Gods justice to save him from his enemies. David knew he was being attacked by enemies even though he had done no wrong. Convinced of his own integrity, David asked God for protection when he is surrounded by his arrogant enemies.
Have you ever known someone who had a reputation for integrity, only to find out it was all a put on? Behind the scenes they were willing to compromise. As they say reputation is what you do when everyone is watching; character is what you do when no one is watching. David knew his character was good and God was constantly testing his heart. David was passing the test. We should ask ourselves “Am I?”