Today’s passage: Psalm 101
- This psalm was written by David as he prepared to become king over Israel.
- David desired to practice what he required. He wanted to possess a heart of integrity and he wanted to employ people with hearts of integrity (Verse 2 and 6).
- One of God’s intended purposes for government in this world is to punish evil (1 Peter 2:14).
Questions to consider:
- Just because we know David did not keep these hopes/commitments perfectly, does that mean it was wrong to write them down and aspire to follow them?
- What would make David’s commitments good or bad? What would make them wise or foolish? His passion? His feelings or his heart? Or God’s revealed Law?
- Did David keep these commitments? Was David without sin? What is his standing and righteous record in eternity (By God’s grace)? (Psalm 3:8)