Psalm 101


1 (A Psalm of David.)

I will sing of mercy and judgment: unto thee, O Yahweh, will I sing.

2 I 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.

3 I will set no wicked thing before mine eyes: I hate the work of them that turn aside; it shall not cleave to me.

4 A froward heart shall depart from me: I will not know a wicked person.

5 Whoso privily slandereth his neighbour, him will I cut off: him that hath an high look and a proud heart will not I suffer.

6 Mine 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.

7 He that worketh deceit shall not dwell within my house: he that telleth lies shall not tarry in my sight.

8 I will early destroy all the wicked of the land; that I may cut off all wicked doers from the city of Yahweh.

The physical perfection of the kingdom of Christ is described everywhere as equal to the moral, and the moral perfection is consistent with the physical. The physical perfection is described in Ps. 72., and evidently extends far beyond the limits of the land of Israel to the ends of the earth.

The moral perfection is described in Ps. 101., in which the Lord, as Son of Man, unfolds the grand principles of his government, and publishes his manifesto, which the mightiest sovereigns must obey, or perish from the way.

Although the Millennial period will be far better than the present, it will not be a time of a actual perfection. Perfection belongs only to "the New Heavens and Earth" after the millennial shall have passed away.

The nations of the earth having been first subdued will afterwards be enlightened; for the knowledge of the Lord will spread everywhere. But it appears that the enlightenment will not be universally perfect in its results, since some nations will refuse to come up to the Feast of Tabernacles; and yet it must be general.

Herald of the Kingdom and Age to Come, Aug 1856.