What’s in front of you? Right now, it’s a device of some sort that has a connection to the internet. What’s on that device? Truth? Lies? What do you put in front of yourself on a daily basis? What, if anything, do you put away from yourself?
David got pretty serious about what he allowed in his presence.
I will ponder the way that is blameless.
Oh when will you come to me?
I will walk with integrity of heart within my house;
I will not set before my eyes anything that is worthless.
I hate the work of those who fall away;
it shall not cling to me.
A perverse heart shall be far from me;
I will know nothing of evil.
No on who practices deceit shall dwell in my house;
no one who utters lies shall continue before my eyes.
Psalm 101:2-4, 7 (ESV)
Now we could have the argument that, if we are to fulfill the Great Commission, that we can’t put all of these people away from us. I don’t think that’s what David means here, though. I believe he is looking at the people he surrounds himself with on a daily basis. The people he allows to speak into his life and influence his decisions.
I will look with favor on the faithful in the land,
that they may dwell with me;
he who walks in the way of the blameless shall minister to me.
Psalm 101:6 (ESV)
Who or what do you allow to influence you on a daily basis? Are you intentional about what you allow before you and what you put away from you?
Think about these verses today. Pay attention to what you allow to direct your day. Do you favour the faithful? Do you turn from those who utter lies?
Why not try to walk in integrity today?
Daily Bible reading: Psalm 99-102; Romans 13