Psalm 51:6 Behold, You desire truth in the inward parts, And in the hidden part You will make me to know wisdom.
Don’t you just hate being lied too? It doesn’t matter who lies to you (Spouse; children or even colleagues), but that they didn’t trust or respect you enough to be honest.
This hits home because I was raised on lying. I did it so that I wouldn’t get in trouble of course; I did it to “protect” the family (what happens in this house stays in this house); and I did it to try and promote an image that I wanted others to see in me (that I didn’t see in myself). I did not see the impact of my lies then being a lack of trust or respect for others back then. I also didn’t realize how “practice makes perfect,” and the continuous lying would continue off and on later in life even when I didn’t want or need it to.
David realized what we all should, our relationship with God is the first and foremost relationship that is impacted by our lies and God desires truth in every part of us (You desire truth in the inward parts). One of the things David actually taps into is that most of us have many parts. If we’re not careful the inward parts, get corrupted by our other parts; unless we walk in truth. What am I saying. I happen to be a Son of God; a Husband, a Father; a Brother; a Minister; a Mechanical Engineer; a Project Manager; a Board Chairman; a Friend; a Mentor and even a few more. The truth is we have many parts and it’s very easy to become a different person in many of them, and in doing so lose a bit of ourselves. Which is why it is so important to be a person of truth in the inward parts.
David understood that we often try to hide those things we don’t others to know about us, he called them or hidden part. When we’re truthful with God in the inward parts, He will give us His Wisdom to overcome our hidden parts.