Psalm 101:1-3, NIV – “I will sing of your love and justice; to you, Lord, I will sing praise. I will be careful to lead a blameless life – when will you come to me? I will conduct the affairs of my house with a blameless heart. I will not look with approval on anything that is vile. I hate what faithless people do; I will have no part in it.”
“This is a Psalm as the man after God’s own heart would compose when he was just about to be king in Israel. It is the work of a straightforward, resolute, DEVOTED David with no trace of passivity or vacillating. The Lord had appointed him to be king, and he knew it, so he purposed himself to behave as a monarch whom the Lord Himself has chosen.” C. H. Spurgeon
I looked into the word “devoted” and found this helpful etymology.
Related directly from Latin devotionem,
de “down, away” + vovere “to vow”. Down, as in low or worshipful posture, and Vow, as in a solemn oath of loyal fidelity.
We have all hopefully have had times of strong well-intentioned devotion to God but are not always this way. Our boast is toast, but this is why the gospel is such good and permanent news. Here’s a reminder of the devoted love of Father God in Christ:
“being confident of this, that he who began a good work in you will carry it on to completion until the day of Christ Jesus.” -Philippians 1:6, NIV