Out of the rich book of Psalms, we find an ancient hymn—a prayer, a passionate petition—in which David makes a series of requests and statements that reveal a level of maturity admired by all. For a few moments, read over and meditate on Psalm 26. Observe the composer's major theme as well as his unguarded admissions. See if you can discover for yourself the relevance of this melodic revelation. You may be surprised at David's ability to address subjects that are just as up-to-date as today's newspaper. In reality it was the Spirit of God, not David, who originally prompted these thoughts and preserved them for all generations.