Loving Lord, I sing my praise to You in my heart now. There is no One else like You!
Read PSALM 101:1-8
 Of David. A psalm. I will sing of your love and justice; to you, O LORD, I will sing praise.  I will be careful to lead a blameless life- when will you come to me? I will walk in my house with blameless heart.  I will set before my eyes no vile thing. The deeds of faithless men I hate; they will not cling to me.  Men of perverse heart shall be far from me; I will have nothing to do with evil.  Whoever slanders his neighbor in secret, him will I put to silence; whoever has haughty eyes and a proud heart, him will I not endure.  My eyes will be on the faithful in the land, that they may dwell with me; he 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. Scripture taken from the Holy Bible, NEW INTERNATIONAL VERSION. Copyright © 1973, 1978, 1984 International Bible Society. All rights reserved throughout the world. Used by permission of International Bible Society.
ReflectWhat vows of personal conduct does the psalmist make?
In this psalm David makes some bold promises to stand up for God. David promises to aim for a blameless life with regard to his home life and his own personal walk with God. This is a massive challenge for us to follow. But it would greatly benefit our relationship with God if we were to strive for this in our personal lives, no matter how hard it may be for us.
David made these vows because as king he wanted to set the best possible example to the people. David saw that a mismatch between what he said and how he conducted his life would not be the right way to govern the country. What a great example for politicians, church leaders, bosses, parents, teachers and other people in positions of responsibility! Unfortunately David, like us, was not perfect and he fell short of these high standards just as we may do sometimes. But “if we confess our sins, he is faithful and just and will … purify us from all unrighteousness” (1 John 1:9). If ever we do sin, we should confess it to God who through Jesus’ death on the cross has paid for all our sins.
Ask yourself is there are any areas in which you might live more blamelessly before God and others.
Pray for God to help you to avoid all sin and live a life that is totally committed to him.
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