Psalm 101, attributed to King David, is a pledge to uphold righteousness and integrity, both personally and as a leader. The psalm starts with David declaring his intent to sing of God's love and justice, setting the tone for the values that will guide his actions. The narrator commits to leading a "blameless" life and conducting his affairs with integrity, especially within the privacy of his home—a place often unseen by the public eye but fully transparent to God. In terms of governance, David takes a firm stance against wickedness, deceit, and slander, resolving to root out evil from his kingdom. He outlines a vision where only the faithful and upright will serve him, thereby cultivating an environment of honesty and righteousness. The psalm concludes with a vow to silence all who practice deceit and live contrary to God's law. In essence, Psalm 101 serves as a code of conduct, offering valuable insights into the ethical and moral responsibilities that come with leadership and personal living.

Psalm 101

1  (A Psalm of David.) I will sing of mercy and judgment: unto thee, O LORD, will I sing.

2  I will behave myself wisely in a perfect way. O when wilt thou come unto me? I will walk within my house with a perfect heart.

3  I will set no wicked thing before mine eyes: I hate the work of them that turn aside; it shall not cleave to me.

4  A froward heart shall depart from me: I will not know a wicked person.

5  Whoso privily slandereth his neighbour, him will I cut off: him that hath an high look and a proud heart will not I suffer.

6  Mine eyes shall be upon the faithful of the land, that they may dwell with me: he that walketh in a perfect way, he shall serve me.

7  He that worketh deceit shall not dwell within my house: he that telleth lies shall not tarry in my sight.

8  I will early destroy all the wicked of the land; that I may cut off all wicked doers from the city of the LORD.

End of Psalm 101

1 Year Plan:  Sept 2 - Ecc 12; Sos 1,  Ps 101 [next day]

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