I recently read the following quote on Brian Troxel’s blog “A Word in Season” concerning overcoming.
Note: “And mightest overcome – In the Hebrew, “mightest be pure,” or mightest be esteemed pure, or just. The word which the Septuagint and the apostle have used, “mightest overcome,” is sometimes used with reference to litigations or trials in a court of justice. He that was accused and acquitted, or who was adjudged to be innocent, might be said to overcome or to gain the cause. The expression is thus used here. As if there were a trial between David and God, God would overcome; that is, would be esteemed pure and righteous in his sentence condemning the crime of David.”
– Albert Barnes
God being on trial was a very different way of seeing things. God has claimed in His word to be perfect in His administration of Justice, on a day which is coming, when He will judge every man.
Interestingly Jesus, who is man’s advocate today, well in that coming trial become the judge. He will judge Himself as the Judge and He will render that Judgment according to His own word. The Godhead is judged against His own word as are we.
Revelation 22:12 “Behold, I am coming quickly, and My reward [is] with Me, to render to every man according to what he has done. (NASB1995)
16 “I, Jesus, have sent My angel to testify to you these things for the churches. I am the root and the descendant of David, the bright morning star.” (NASB1995)
This one in whom we hope and in whom we place our faith, and trust will be our judge, as well as His own judge. He has not left us to flounder:
John 15:2 “Every branch in Me that does not bear fruit, He takes away; and every [branch] that bears fruit, He prunes it so that it may bear more fruit. (NASB1995)
He will judge us by His word, and will not allow one jot or tittle to fail, else He must recuse Himself.
For this reason we His people have placed ourselves in Him where abiding brings meaning to life beyond the boundaries of just this world and this life. For He has said: “In this world you will have tribulation, but be of good cheer, for I have overcome the world.” He will be our counsel as well, in the day we will stand in the presence of the Almighty.
Men who lead us today do not uphold the laws that they swear to uphold. God is not man that He should lie.