I will sing of your love and justice, Lord. I will praise you with songs. I will be careful to live a blameless life— when will you come to help me? I will lead a life of integrity in my own home. I will refuse to look at anything vile and vulgar. I hate all who deal crookedly; I will have nothing to do with them. I will reject perverse ideas and stay away from every evil. I will not tolerate people who slander their neighbors. I will not endure conceit and pride. I will search for faithful people to be my companions. Only those who are above reproach will be allowed to serve me. I will not allow deceivers to serve in my house, and liars will not stay in my presence. My daily task will be to ferret out the wicked and free the city of the Lord from their grip. —Psalm 101 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cx9-LkuVWt4&list=PLApeJb99y-r-JRrQbua5KHmLNB3oq-IDc&index=7
This Psalm speaks of a godly leader. Here are some of his characteristics: 1- He sings of God’s love and justice. When was the last time you heard a godly leader do this? 2- He praises the Lord with songs. Have you heard any leaders praise God lately? 3- He is careful to love a blameless life. Know of any leader that is blameless? He also seeks the Lord’s help. Know of any leader doing this? 4- He leads of life of integrity in his own home. How many leaders do you know that do this in his home and not just when he is in the public eye? 5- He refuses to look on anything vile and vulgar. Do you know any leaders seeking to life a pure life? 7-He hates those who deal crookedly and will have nothing to do with them. Are there leaders you know of that truly seek to be honest? 8- He rejects perverse ideas and stays away from evil. How many leaders do you know that seek this path? 9- He does not tolerate people that slander their neighbors. Who do you know that controls their tongue like this? 10- He does not endure conceit and pride. Wow, what leader that you know lives with that attitude? 11- He searches for faithful people to be his companions. Know many leaders with this vision? 12- Only those who are above reproach will be allowed to serve him. Do we know any leaders who seek these type people as his companions to serve? 13- He does not allow deceivers to serve in his house or liars to say in his presence. Are there leaders today that guard his life like this? 14- His daily task is to ferret out the wicked and free the city of the Lord from their grip. How many leaders do we know today who are seeking to rid the wicked holds on a city?
This Psalm is about King David, a national leader. Ponder for a moment how many national leaders seek to have these character qualities and not just seek them, but are seen in the leader’s life. Who comes to mind on the national level? How about on a state level, city or town level?
Why do people seek to be in leadership positions? Some people seek leadership for the power and prestige. Others do so simply for the money and influence. I truly wonder how many leaders in this country are truly serving because they love God and love people. These are the type leaders we need. May God be pleased to give us Psalm 101 leaders in this up-coming election. But whatever He decides, may we be faithful for Him under any government.
Dear Father, thank You that You can be fully trusted in any situation we find ourselves in. Be please, Lord God Almighty, to raise up godly leaders looking out for people’s best interest. May it be so in the authority of our Lord Jesus and in the Holy Spirit’s power.