PSALM 101 - Good Company 11 Feb 2020
David likes to be in good company. So do I. Some of my company are books. They may teach me a few lessons. I do like reading.
Is David too Critical?
David has high expectations of his company, the people living in his house. God couldn't be more critical for his company in heaven. Fortunately my holiness does not come forth from myself. I would not meet David's standard. My holiness will come forth from Jesus. He likes to redeem me from all that displeases my heavenly Father. Thanks be to God.
1 [Of David. Psalm]
I will sing of faithful love and judgement;
to you, Yahweh, will I make music.
2 I will go forward in the path of the blameless;
when will you come to me?
I will live in purity of heart, in my house,
3 I will not set before my eyes anything sordid.
I hate those who act crookedly;
this has no attraction for me.
4 Let the perverse of heart keep away from me;
the wicked I disregard.
5 One who secretly slanders a comrade, I reduce to silence;
haughty looks, proud heart, these I cannot abide.
6 I look to the faithful of the land to be my companions,
only he who walks in the path of the blameless shall be my servant.
7 There is no room in my house for anyone who practises deceit;
no liar will stand his ground where I can see him.
8 Morning after morning I reduce to silence all the wicked in the land,
banishing from the city of Yahweh all evil-doers.
Excerpt from THE NEW JERUSALEM BIBLE, copyright (c) 1985 by
Darton, Longman & Todd, Ltd. and Doubleday, a division
of Penguin Random House, Inc. Reprinted by Permission.
I like to be in good company.