More Moments About Psalm 101

Kayla Ferris

In just eight verses, David makes 10 "I will …" statements, proclaiming how he will live as king. And while he did not live these out perfectly, it is interesting to note one proclamation he did do well. In fact, in this list of 10, this promise is the very first one mentioned.

"I will sing of steadfast love and justice; to you, O LORD, I will make music " (Psalm 101:1).

David's priority was worship. When times were good, David " … danced before the LORD with all his might … " (2 Samuel 6:14). When he messed up, David sang and confessed his sin to the Lord. (Psalm 51) And when things didn't go the way he hoped, David still "went into the house of the LORD and worshiped" (2 Samuel 12:20).

There are a lot of rules and promises toward which we can work. However, there is one who stands above. Jesus called it the "great and first commandment" (Matthew 22:37-38): To love God with all our heart, soul and mind. David's first priority as king should be our first priority as well. By His grace and wisdom, may our lives be worship to our King.

Major Moment: David describes how he will lead God's people as their king.

Download the First 5 app to get the full experience

Join the Community