but those who act faithfully are his delight.
For our goal, our purpose, our aim in life is to imitate our Lord. This is what image bearers are created for! We were created to represent the Lord on earth. We were created to show forth the character of the triune God in all we think, feel, will, say, and do. In the temple of this world (the tabernacle or temple was designed as a microcosm of the universe), men and women are His images placed in the temple! Only in Israel's temple, first the tabernacle and then Solomon's temple, were no images placed. In all of the pagan temples, images were placed, so why the difference? The difference comes because human beings were created to be God's likeness in his temple, not lifeless idols that cannot think, feel, speak, will, or do. Man, male and female, were to be the triune God's representatives.
for the devious person is an abomination to the Lord,
but the upright are in his confidence.
"If we say we have fellowship with him while we walk in darkness, we lie and do not practice the truth. 7 But if we walk in the light, as he is in the light, we have fellowship with one another, and the blood of Jesus his Son cleanses us from all sin. 8 If we say we have no sin, we deceive ourselves, and the truth is not in us."