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Bible Reading: Psalm 101

Psalm 101

I will sing of lovingkindness and justice,
To You, O Lord, I will sing praises.
I will give heed to the blameless way.
When will You come to me?
I will walk within my house in the integrity of my heart.
I will set no worthless thing before my eyes;
I hate the work of those who fall away;
It shall not fasten its grip on me.
A perverse heart shall depart from me;
I will know no evil.
Whoever secretly slanders his neighbor, him I will destroy;
No one who has a haughty look and an arrogant heart will I endure.

My eyes shall be upon the faithful of the land, that they may dwell with me;
He who walks in a blameless way is the one who will minister to me.
He who practices deceit shall not dwell within my house;
He who speaks falsehood shall not maintain his position before me.
Every morning I will destroy all the wicked of the land,
So as to cut off from the city of the Lord all those who do iniquity.

 

 

The bible describes David as a man after God’s own heart.   David wanted to know God personally, and set his heart to “… give heed to the blameless way” (vs. 2).    The blameless man is blessed by God as he walks in obedience to God’s word (Ps. 119:1).    David was careful to faithfully walk with God, starting within his own house (vs. 2).   He guarded his eyes from worthless things, kept his heart pure, and put away evil (vs. 4).    Although he was not a perfect man.   He had experienced God’s grace and forgiveness from past sins and looked for the promised Messiah to come to him (vs. 2).

 

David also surrounded himself with faithful men who shared his heart attitude.  He avoided those who would slander others.  He hated those who were proud or arrogant, and removed anyone who practiced deceit or falsehood.  David modeled the character of God in verse 1, as he ruled God’s people with both love, and justice.   He sought other blameless men to faithfully serve his administration and minister to his spiritual needs. 

 

How about you today?  Can you honestly say , “I will give heed to the blameless way”.    Living the obedient Christian life is not easy in our sinful world.   We need to spend time daily in His word and prayer, asking the Holy Spirit to guide and empower us.    We need fellowship with other like-minded believers who can serve with us doing kingdom work.   Then like David, we too will become men and women after God’s own heart.

 

Weekly Memory Verse: The Lord has established His throne in the heavens, And His sovereignty rules over all. Psalm 103.19