To the faithful you show yourself faithful,
to the blameless you show yourself blameless,
26 to the pure you show yourself pure,
but to the devious you show yourself shrewd.
27 You save the humble
but bring low those whose eyes are haughty.
28 You, Lord, keep my lamp burning;
my God turns my darkness into light.
29 With your help I can advance against a troop,
with my God I can scale a wall.
Our God is the God of perfect character: faithful, blameless, Saviour, and...shrewd. Go on, be honest, who of us would have chosen 'shrewd' as a way to describe God?
God is also the one who enables us to keep going. He turns darkness to light, enables us to fight battles and to scale walls set before us. With such a God on our side, we mught be able even to Find One.
Lord God Almighty, surprise me this day as you reveal something new to me of yourself. Shrewd God, we worship you. In Jesus's name. Amen.