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Morning Reflection: “Commitment to Righteous Living” (Psalm 101)


Psalm 101(NIV): is a psalm of David, expressing his commitment to righteous living and governance. In this psalm, David pledges to uphold integrity, avoid wickedness, and surround himself with trustworthy individuals. The focus is on maintaining a life and leadership marked by justice, moral uprightness, and devotion to God.

Psalm 100(101, NIV)

Of David. A psalm.

I will sing of your love and justice;    to you, Lord, I will sing praise.I will be careful to lead a blameless life—    when will you come to me?

I will conduct the affairs of my house    with a blameless heart.I will not look with approval    on anything that is vile.

I hate what faithless people do;    I will have no part in it.The perverse of heart shall be far from me;    I will have nothing to do with what is evil.

Whoever slanders their neighbor in secret,    I will put to silence;whoever has haughty eyes and a proud heart,    I will not tolerate.

My eyes will be on the faithful in the land,    that they may dwell with me;the one whose walk is blameless    will minister to me.

No one who practices deceit    will dwell in my house;no one who speaks falsely    will stand in my presence.

Every morning I will put to silence    all the wicked in the land;I will cut off every evildoer    from the city of the Lord.

1. "I will sing of your love and justice; to you, Lord, I will sing praise."

- Teaching: The psalm begins with acknowledging God's attributes of love and justice. It emphasizes the importance of praising God for His character.

2. "I will be careful to lead a blameless life—when will you come to me?"

- Teaching: David expresses a commitment to live a blameless life. The desire for God's presence suggests that a blameless life is one that invites and welcomes God into one's existence.

3. "I will conduct the affairs of my house with a blameless heart."

- Teaching: Extending the commitment to a blameless life, David emphasizes the importance of maintaining integrity and sincerity in both personal and household matters.

4. "I will not look with approval on anything that is vile. I hate what faithless people do; I will have no part in it."

- Teaching: David rejects involvement in wickedness and emphasizes the importance of detesting actions contrary to faithfulness. It underscores the need to distance oneself from unrighteousness.

5. "Whoever slanders their neighbor in secret, I will put to silence; whoever has haughty eyes and a proud heart, I will not tolerate."

- Teaching: David condemns slander and pride, highlighting the importance of addressing these negative behaviors and maintaining a spirit of humility.

6. "My eyes will be on the faithful in the land, that they may dwell with me; the one whose walk is blameless will minister to me."

- Teaching: David values the company of the faithful and emphasizes the significance of a blameless walk, suggesting a connection between righteous living and meaningful service.

7. "No one who practices deceit will dwell in my house; no one who speaks falsely will stand in my presence."

- Teaching: Honesty and integrity are vital. David sets a standard for his dwelling, emphasizing the exclusion of deceitful and false individuals.

8. "Every morning I will put to silence all the wicked in the land; I will cut off every evildoer from the city of the Lord."

- Teaching: There's a proactive commitment to addressing wickedness and evildoers. This may symbolize the importance of taking decisive action against wrongdoing.

Psalm 101 serves as a guide for righteous living, emphasizing the importance of integrity, detesting evil, and surrounding oneself with faithful individuals.

In Christ, love ❤️ Jared

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