Kingship 101

by Harley Voogd

I will sing of mercy and justice; 

To You, O Lord, I will sing praises. 

I will behave wisely in a perfect way. 

Oh, when will You come to me? 

I will walk within my house with a perfect heart. 

I will set nothing wicked before my eyes; 

I hate the work of those who fall away; 

It shall not cling to me. 

A perverse heart shall depart from me; 

I will not know wickedness. 

Whoever secretly slanders his neighbor, 

Him I will destroy; 

The one who has a haughty look and a proud heart, 

Him I will not endure. 

My eyes shall be on the faithful of the land, 

That they may dwell with me; 

He who walks in a perfect way, 

He shall serve me. 

He who works deceit shall not dwell within my house; 

He who tells lies shall not continue in my presence. 

Early I will destroy all the wicked of the land, 

That I may cut off all the evildoers 

from the city of the Lord. 

~Psalm 101 (NKJV)

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