THE KING’S PLEDGE AND PERGE
Of David. A Psalm.
1 I will sing of loyalty and of justice;
to you, O Lord, I will sing.
2 I will study the way that is blameless.
When shall I attain it?
I will walk with integrity of heart
within my house;
3 I will not set before my eyes
anything that is base.
I hate the work of those who fall away;
it shall not cling to me.
4 Perverseness of heart shall be far from me;
I will know nothing of evil.
5 One who secretly slanders a neighbor
I will destroy.
A haughty look and an arrogant heart
I will not tolerate.
6 I will look with favor on the faithful in the land,
so that they may live with me;
whoever walks in the way that is blameless
shall minister to me.
7 No one who practices deceit
shall remain in my house;
no one who utters lies
shall continue in my presence.
8 Morning by morning I will destroy
all the wicked in the land,
cutting off all evildoers
from the city of the Lord.
Although many of us often picture David as the shepherd boy who grew to fame, he was also a great king for God’s people. In this psalm we find his royal pledge to purge that which is evil from his house and his country.
Do we, as followers of God, pledge to at least clean our own house? Do we pledge to not set our eyes on things that are base? Do we personally try to avoid slander, a haughty look, or an arrogant heart? If not, maybe we should join a boy who grew to be a king.
God, help me to seek Your word and Your will in my own life, so that I might grow into the person you created me to be. In Jesus’ name I pray. Amen.