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I WILL Wednesday 12/09/20

It’s I WILL Wednesday!

I will be careful to lead a blameless life—when will you come to me? I will conduct the affairs of my house with a blameless heart. Psalm 101:2

In Psalm 101, we see David showing the importance of God’s people walking in integrity. He vows to God that he will be careful to lead a blameless life. This didn’t mean David would be perfect. It meant he would strive to represent God well.  This is so important, as we see the king who is serving in the highest office in Israel, humbling himself not only before God but also before those he rules. It is easy to understand him bowing before God, because God is higher than he, but why is it so important for those who are subject to him to see him blameless?  It is because David was God’s representative.

The Israelites knew God had chosen David to be king. They knew God cared for David and protected him even when he was running from Saul and having to deal with the many enemies he encountered. So when they saw David, they saw God’s handiwork. How terrible would it be for God’s people to look upon God’s representative and see someone who does not represent Him well?  David knew the immense responsibility that rested on his shoulders and desired to please God and represent Him well, and he made the vow to take caution in the way he behaved.  

When David cried out, “Oh, when will You come to me?,” he was acknowledging that in his quest to live blamelessly, he couldn’t do it on his own. He would need God’s help. David cried out for help; “Lord, I want to please you, but I can’t do it on my own…PLEASE HELP ME!”  This is a beautiful picture of how David trusts God. We can too be like David, where we too have faith in God and His ability to help us.  When we try to do it, we mess it up—EVERYTIME. When we realize our own inadequacies we can run to the ONE who is more than able to help us.    

The last statement in this verse is “I will conduct the affairs of my house with a blameless heart.” King David had a responsibility to present himself in a kingly way to the public. But in his home, the king was just David.  It would be easy to slip into ways that dishonor God. 

Remember friends; we still must represent God well inside the home.  David knew this, and desired to show the goodness and glory of God to his family. Those in our houses know us so let them be a motivation for right living. 

I can sum up this scripture like this: live your life with integrity. Is this an easy task?  Not at all, but with God it is possible. 

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