“O my God, in you I trust; let me not be put to shame” (v1). The psalmist believed that the best way to achieve the honor he desired (and to avoid shame) was to follow God. It wasn’t a selfish desire; rather, as a people created in God’s image, God’s ways are best for us (v4). Sin is destructive, but our “good and upright” Creator teaches us how to live because He loves us (v8-9). He calls us to obey Him and thrive, and He even invites us to friendship (v14).
“His soul shall abide in well-being” (v13). Well-being is the result of being at peace with our Creator through Jesus and choosing His ways above all other paths.