Psalm 101—The Integrity of Faith

(9 verses, :50 to read)


What I am about to READ

The Psalmist the perfect life the believer receives by virtue of faith in Christ.


The Psalmist looks inward (1-4)

The Psalmist looks outward (5-8)


None can read this Psalm and say, “Yes! That’s me!” Or at least, no one can say this apart from Christ Jesus and His gifts to him. Sinful man simply does not, in and of himself, do all that this Psalm speaks of perfectly. But Christ has, so the believer can read this Psalm rejoicing in what Christ has done for him and given to him. From this perspective, then, the Christian can pray that these things happen to him and around him, by the grace of God.


We’re reminded of the closing petitions from the Lord’s Prayer, as explained by Luther in his Small Catechism:

The Sixth Petition.

And lead us not into temptation.

What does this mean?–Answer.

God, indeed, tempts no one; but we pray in this petition that God would guard and keep us, so that the devil, the world, and our flesh may not deceive us, nor seduce us into misbelief, despair, and other great shame and vice; and though we be assailed by them, that still we may finally overcome and gain the victory.

The Seventh Petition.

But deliver us from evil.

What does this mean?–Answer.

We pray in this petition, as in a summary, that our Father in heaven would deliver us from all manner of evil, of body and soul, property and honor, and at last, when our last hour shall come, grant us a blessed end, and graciously take us from this vale of tears to Himself into heaven.

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– Pastor Weslie Odom


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