Even though the singer is a penitent, he is still
, i.e., is loyal to the covenant and its ordinances.
zeal for your house has consumed me
. In John 2:17, Je-sus’ disciples remember this text after Jesus has driven the livestockmerchants and money-changers out of the temple. Jesus embodies theideal pious member of God’s people, which is the calling of the Davidicking (though unlike all the heirs of David before him, Jesus does nothave “folly” and “wrongs” [Ps. 69:5] to repent of; cf. John 8:46).
Thereproaches of those who reproach you have fallen on me
.InRom. 15:3, Paul applies this text to Jesus, because he saw Jesus asthe ideal covenant member who was willing to suffer reproach for thesake of God’s truth. In this he is an example to the Roman Christians,for whom the issue of the weak and the strong probably included ele-ments of shame in Roman society: Romans are known to have lookeddown upon those with Jewish scruples about food (the weak). The faith-ful Christian should be willing to suffer the scorn that some peoplemight heap on him if he has close fellowship with the socially “unwor-thy”; nothing, not even social reproach, should be allowed to preventthese Christians from worshiping together.Romans 13:8-10 ESVFulfilling the Law Through Love Owe no one anything, except to love each other, for the onewho loves another has fulfilled the law.  For the commandments,“You shall not commit adultery, You shall not murder, You shall notsteal, You shall not covet,” and any other commandment, are summedup in this word: “You shall love your neighbor as yourself.”  Lovedoes no wrong to a neighbor; therefore love is the fulfilling of the law.
InRom. 13:9Paul cites several OT commandments regarding responsi-bility to others, all of which are summed up in the call fromLev.19:18to love your neighbor as yourself.Leviticus 19:15-18 ESV “You shall do no injustice in court. You shall not be partial to thepoor or defer to the great, but in righteousness shall you judge yourneighbor.  You shall not go around as a slanderer among your peo-ple, and you shall not stand up against the life of your neighbor: I amthe LORD.