Blameless Vision

February 12th, 2012

RG AUDIO 021212Psalm 101

David was referred to in scripture as “a man after [God’s] own heart” (1 Samuel 13:14). In Psalm 101, David poignantly describes his desire to do all that he can to please God and to serve him completely. He wants to model himself, and his reign as King, after God’s supreme plan. He yearned to live a godly life, but alas he was only human.

Robert Burns, in his poem, “To a Mouse” first used the phrase, “The best laid schemes o’ mice and men / Gang aft a-gley.” It is most often translated these days as “The best-laid plans of mice and men do often go awry.” In other words, despite our best intentions and goals, we often fail.

Despite, his own human failures, David continued to repent and to seek out God’s will for his life. His litany of spiritual motives and desires in this psalm should inspire us to do the same.


Add your Comment