How You Finish Is More Important Than How You Started

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Just because David had walked with integrity in the past did not guarantee that he would in the future. Walking with God is a continual commitment to pursuing biblical obedience.

  • God is a lot more concerned with how we finish the Christian race than with how we started.
  • Our Christian integrity must be something that is protected during every stage of our lives.

PSALM 26:1-12

Seek Divine Evaluation (1-3)

  • You will never make decisions of which everyone approves, so ensure that the LORD’s affirmation is your ultimate desire.
  • It is better to have been walking with God along the way rather than attempting to when you need His help.

Avoid Hypocritical Companions (4-5)

  • You will reflect the values of those with which you spend the most time.
  • Avoid people who attempt to convince you that following your flesh is justified.

Prioritize Spiritual Habits (6-8)

  • Walking with God is a continual commitment to addressing all components of your spiritual health.
  • You cannot stay spiritually healthy if you neglect gathering in God’s presence with God’s people.

Beware Gradual Complacency (9-12)

  • Past obedience should never produce a current entitlement.
  • Just because you have walked with integrity in the past does not guarantee that you will continue in the future.

What is the greatest danger to you finishing strong?