Friday, September 03, 2010

8 Reminders for Leaders

Psalm 101 NLT
A psalm of David.

1 I will sing of your love and justice, Lord. I will praise you with songs.
  - Worship and serve the LORD

2 I will be careful to live a blameless life—when will you come to help me? I will lead a life of integrity in my own home.
   -Integrity everywhere!, be careful to live a life above reproach

NKJV- 2 I will behave wisely in a perfect way. Oh, when will You come to me? I will walk within my house with a perfect    heart.

   “Behave” in Hebrew is RAHAB- make sure, behave proudly, overcome, strengthen

3 I will refuse to look at anything vile and vulgar. I hate all who deal crookedly;I will have nothing to do with them.
   -protect your eyes and hate what is evil

4 I will reject perverse ideas and stay away from every evil.

5 I will not tolerate people who slander their neighbors. I will not endure conceit and pride.

NKJV- 5 Whoever secretly slanders his neighbor, Him I will destroy; The one who has a haughty look and a proud heart, Him I will not endure.

“Slanders” A false tale or report maliciously uttered. and tending to injure the reputation of another by lessening him in the esteem of his fellow citizens, by exposing min to impeachment and punishment, or by impairing his means of lining; defamation. Slander, that worst of poisons, ever finds an easy entrance to ignoble minds.
   “Ignoble” Of low birth or family; not noble; not illustrious.

6 I will search for faithful people to be my companions. Only those who are above reproach will be allowed to serve me.
   Choose your friends wisely!

NIV- 6 My eyes will be on the faithful in the land, that they may dwell with me; he whose walk is blameless will minister to me.   
   “Faithful” Firmly adhering to duty; of true fidelity; loyal; true to allegiance; as a faithful subject.
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7 I will not allow deceivers to serve in my house, and liars will not stay in my presence.

   “Decievers” Syn. -- Deceiver, Impostor. A deceiver operates by stealth and in private upon individuals; an impostor practices his arts on the community at large. The one succeeds by artful falsehoods, the other by bold assumption. The faithless friend and the fickle lover are deceivers; the false prophet and the pretended prince are impostors.
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8 My daily task will be to ferret out the wicked and free the city of the Lord from their grip

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