Welcome to Psalms For the Summer! We are so excited to spend the summer walking through the Psalms, and I trust God is going to show us so much about Himself through His Word!
As I was reading Psalm 101, I couldn’t help but think about how much this Psalm relates to us. The Bible isn’t primarily about us, it’s about God; but there is no question that God still uses His Word to speak into our lives thousands of years after it was initially written. This Psalm is a prayer of David for himself. He prays to be able to do some things and to avoid doing other things.
Positively, David wants to:
- Sing of God’s love and justice. (1)
- Praise God with songs. (1)
- Live a blameless life. (2)
- Live a life of integrity. (2)
- Search for faithful, above reproach people to surround himself with. (6)
Negatively, David wants to avoid:
- Looking at vile and vulgar things. (3)
- Having anything to do with those who deal crookedly. (3)
- Perverse ideas. (4)
- People who slander their neighbors. (5)
- Conceit and pride. (5)
- Having deceivers serve in his house. (7)
That is a list of things we should be praying for ourselves, our disciples, our kids, anyone we invest in. We should regularly be praising God and praying for our walk with Him, that we would keep away from things that tempt us and lead us astray, and that we would surround ourselves who encourage us to pursue Christ together.
Does your prayer life reflect David’s Psalm? Spend some time today to pray through Psalm 101, asking God that he would make the truth of the Psalm true in your own heart.
By: Graham Withers — Pastoral Ministry Apprentice