And we could go on. But there is one expression in the Psalms that I have sometimes struggled with. It does not seem to fit into the channels of my own experience. It is the phrase, repeated several times, "my righteousness."
Psalm 7:8 "The Lord shall judge the peoples; Judge me, O Lord, according to my righteousness, And according to my integrity within me."
Psalm 18:20 "The Lord rewarded me according to my righteousness; According to the cleanness of my hands He has recompensed me."
Psalm 18:24 "Therefore the Lord has recompensed me according to my righteousness, According to the cleanness of my hands in His sight."