Changing Your Life with Psalms
This Psalm demonstrates who a leader is supposed to be concerned with: the poor, the needy, and the helpless members of society. Leadership is about justice, truth, and compassion.
Psalm 101 stresses the importance of hating evil and believing in truth, kindness, and justice. It is intended for ordinary people as well as leaders. Leaders have a special responsibility to ensure that the “wicked in the land” cease from their endeavors. The same can be said of political leaders and CEOs.
A Psalm of David. I will sing of Your lovingkindness and justice; to you, Lord, I will sing praises. I will be careful to lead a life of integrity, when will you come to me? I will conduct the affairs of my house with a heart of integrity. I will not look with approval on anything that is vile. I hate the doing of crooked things; I will have no part in it. The perverse of heart shall be far from me; I will have nothing to do with what is evil. 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 upon the faithful of the land, that they may dwell with me; the one who walks in the ways of integrity he shall minister to me. No one who practices deceit will dwell in my house; no one who speaks falsely will stand in my presence. Every morning I will put to silence all the wicked in the land; I will cut off from the city of the Lord those who do evil (Psalm 101).