Metaphysical Bible Interpretation of Psalms 101
Metaphysically Interpreting Psalms 101:1-8
Psalms 101 (asv)
101:6Mine eyes shall be upon the faithful of the land,
that they may dwell with me:
He that walketh in a perfect way,
he shall minister unto me.
101:7He that worketh deceit
shall not dwell within my house:
He that speaketh falsehood
shall not be established before mine eyes.
November 4, 1923: Psalms 101:5-8
Our lesson begins with verse 5 of Psalms 101. In order to get a thorough understanding of the prevailing theme of this psalm, it is necessary to refer to the preceding verses. David was dealing with his thoughts. According to Fenton's translation, verse 3 reads:
“I Put not loose thoughts in my sight,
I hate what would turn me to them.
To me they shall not stick.”
David is handling his thought people. What specific denials does he make in verses 5 to 8? David denies the thoughts of slander, pride, deceitfulness, lying – of all wickedness and iniquity.
What affirmations does David make in these same verses? He affirms faithfulness and perfection. “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 minister unto me.”
In what state of mind originates the desire for alcoholic stimulants? When the life forces have been unwisely dissipated and the proper contact with Spirit ignored, man longs for more vitality. This condition results in an unnatural thirst, which he attempts to satiny with the spirits of alcohol.
Is the desire for stimulants good, and can it be satisfied? Yes, the desire for stimulants is good. We all desire more life, more vitality, energy, enthusiasm. A proper understanding and contact with the spirit within will satisfy this innate desire of man for the vitalizing life of Spirit. “I came that they may have life, and may have it abundantly.”
Transcribed by Lloyd Kinder on 12-01-2013