Pressing on through David’s prayer, we again get great insight into what true obedience looks like:
Psa 17:5 My steps have held fast to Your paths. My feet have not slipped.
The Word is stating: I have lived by God’s commandments and haven’t not slipped. If we have ever heard that phrase, “don’t let me catch you slipping” – or “I slipped up” David is saying here that he didn’t slip, he stayed on the righteous paths that were set before Him by God. This is a standard that we too should try and live by, holding fast to the paths that God has set before us, abiding by the Ten Commandments, and making God the center of our world. Now, none of us are perfect, but just because we are imperfect, doesn’t give us an excuse to say “this is my nature, I am just going to do what I want”, if we struggle with keeping the commandments we should go to God in prayer and ask for wisdom and strength to battle our sinful urges, James Chapter 1 Verse 5 tells us “But if any of you lacks wisdom, let him ask of God, who gives to all generously and without reproach, and it will be given to him”
So summing things up, we should strive to hold fast to God’s paths, and if we do find our feet slipping with certain desires in our lives, we should go to God in prayer and ask Him for strength in helping of fight those battles.