Every morning I will put to silence all the wicked in the land;
I will cut off every evildoer from the city of the Lord. Psalm 101:8
Throughout this chapter, David has been fairly precise about how he deals with evil, not only outside his home but within his home. In most civil societies it is incumbent upon governments to deal with local infractions consistently and decisively. If people see that one person gets away with doing something very bad, others might get the idea that it’s okay to do those bad things.
David recognizes that he too needs to deal with sin, whether it’s outside or inside his house, but also inside his own heart. He knows his heart and what he’s capable of, and he also knows he needs to deal swiftly and consistently with sin.
We are David.
Every morning it would not be bad for us to search our hearts for the dark areas that begin to creep in. I’m not at all suggesting we have deep dark secrets but we are sinful people despite what we may think about ourselves.
We just need to adjust our course regularly so that we’re heading True North.