In the first four verses of this psalm, David made some determinations of things he would do and some things he would not do. He wanted to stand strong, to live a life that was above reproach. He wanted to stay away from evil. In these next couple of verses once again we see some areas that David was steering clear of, like slander and pride. “Whoever slanders their neighbor in secret, I will put to silence; whoever has haughty eyes and a proud heart, I will not tolerate. My eyes will be on the faithful in the land, that they may dwell with me; the one whose walk is blameless will minister to me.” Psalm 101:5-6
David made a pact with the Lord to stay away from areas that he knew would hurt him. But he also recognized some places where it would help to keep him on track. He was going to fix his eyes on the faithful.
Do we have heroes in the faith that we can follow behind? Are there people in our lives that challenge and inspire us to be more like Jesus? David knew that those were the ones who could minister to him. We need to have people that we trust to minister to us as well.
But that should also challenge us to be the kind of people who others will look at to help to lead them.
Heavenly Father, thank You for providing faithful Christians in my life to minister to me, but in turn, help me to be faithful so I can minster to someone else.