Psalm 101 “A far more exceeding and eternal weight of glory”

(Our study with Psalm 101 — including video, audio and notes — is available here)

David begins this psalm by saying that he will sing of “mercy and judgement” specifically unto thee, O LORD, and then in the final verse of the study he is inspired to write, “I will early destroy all the wicked of the land; that I may cut off all wicked doers from the city of the LORD”.  These two verses (Psa 101:1 and Psa 101:8) work well together if we are given to see that it is God’s goodness that leads us unto repentance, a repentance that we give thanks for as He early destroy(s) all the wicked of the land; that I may cut off all wicked doers… (Rom 2:4). The fruit of that merciful act of judgement is described in various ways in the other six verses of the psalm and the conclusion of the psalm in verse eight is really the beginning of the process that is required before we can give thanks and praise for the wonderful works unto the children of men (Psa 107:28-31)

Psa 101:1 A Psalm of David. I will sing of mercy and judgment: unto thee, O LORD, will I sing.

Psa 101:8 I will early destroy all the wicked of the land; that I may cut off all wicked doers from the city of the LORD.

Rom 2:4 Or despisest thou the riches of his goodness and forbearance and longsuffering; not knowing that the goodness of God leadeth thee to repentance?

Psa 107:28 Then they cry unto the LORD in their trouble, and he bringeth them out of their distresses.
Psa 107:29 He maketh the storm a calm, so that the waves thereof are still.
Psa 107:30 Then are they glad because they be quiet; so he bringeth them unto their desired haven.
Psa 107:31 Oh that men would praise the LORD for his goodness, and for his wonderful works to the children of men!

His mercy and judgement are working “A far more exceeding and eternal weight of glory”, the reason this title was chosen for this study (2Co 4:17).

2Co 4:17 For our light affliction, which is but for a moment, worketh for us a far more exceeding and eternal weight of glory;

 

(Our study with Psalm 101 — including video, audio and notes — is available here)

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