Gay Christian Devotion

Psalm 101 (King James Version)

1I will sing of mercy and judgment: unto thee, O LORD, will I sing.
2I will behave myself wisely in a perfect way. O when wilt thou come unto me? I will walk within my house with a perfect heart.
3I will set no wicked thing before mine eyes: I hate the work of them that turn aside; it shall not cleave to me.
4A froward heart shall depart from me: I will not know a wicked person.
5Whoso privily slandereth his neighbour, him will I cut off: him that hath an high look and a proud heart will not I suffer.
6Mine eyes shall be upon the faithful of the land, that they may dwell with me: he that walketh in a perfect way, he shall serve me.
7He that worketh deceit shall not dwell within my house: he that telleth lies shall not tarry in my sight.
8I will early destroy all the wicked of the land; that I may cut off all wicked doers from the city of the LORD.

Reflection

The psalmist outlines the important goals of his life. Those goals are to live a blameless life of integrity, to have no business with those who are treacherous, arrogant, two-faced, do not tell the truth, and with those who are not faithful. The psalmist also tolerate those who tell lies and are wicked.

This psalm is a call to those in churches of the land to stand up for their gay and bisexual brothers and sisters in Christ. Church people are not to tolerate pastors and church leaders who put down gay people or say things about gay and bisexual people that are grossly incorrect.