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Sunday, November 4, 2012

To Behave Wisely with a Perfect Heart

David desires to behave wisely and walk within his house with a perfect heart. Those sound like wonderful goals to me!

Have you ever known someone who was one thing—very proper—in public and quite another thing—violent and bitter—at home? David wanted to be consistent in his godly walk inside and outside of his house. To do this, he made some resolutions. They’re found in Psalm 101.

David rejects:
1. Setting a wicked thing before his eyes. (verse 3) I don’t know what kinds
     of entertainment they had back then, but David resolved not to look
     at wickedness. If he had had them, his movie, TV, video game, theater,
     and show tastes would have been pure.
2. Those who turn aside from the Word of God. (verse 3)
3. Close friendships with a wicked person (verse 4)
4. Gossips (verse 5)
5. Prideful people (verse 5) This is consistent with God’s hatred of a proud look 
     (Proverbs 6:16-17).
6. Deceitful people (verse 7)
7. Liars (verse 7)

David welcomes:
1. Faithful friends (verse 6)
2. Faithful employees (verse 6)

If we, like David, desire to behave wisely and walk in our houses in a perfect way, we can begin by controlling our entertainment choices and our close friendships. They should encourage us in the Lord.

I will sing of mercy and judgment: unto thee, O LORD, will I sing.
I will behave myself wisely in a perfect way.
O when wilt thou come unto me?
I will walk within my house with a perfect heart.
(Psalm 101:1-2)

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