A Good Plan

David was not a perfect man. He was involved in war, murder, adultery. No, he was a man with a sin nature, just like us. But he was a man who sought the Lord for forgiveness. He recognized his own sinfulness and cried out to God for His help in leading a life that was pleasing. In this psalm, we see David’s dependence on God to help him live in a way that would have nothing to do with evil. “I will sing of your love and justice; to you, Lord, I will sing praise. I will be careful to lead a blameless life—when will you come to me? I will conduct the affairs of my house with a blameless heart. I will not look with approval on anything that is vile. I hate what faithless people do; I will have no part in it. The perverse of heart shall be far from me; I will have nothing to do with what is evil.” Psalm 101:1-4

When we come to the Lord with our hearts open to His leading, He will help us lead lives that are different from the world. He will give us strength to stand against the temptation that the devil brings. But it also takes determination from us to do what is right. David mentioned several things that he would do to maintain a life that stayed above reproach:

He would sing of God’s love and justice. Praise and worship draw us close to God’s heart.

He would be careful…careful to lead a blameless life, but says, “When will you come to me?” His dependence on the Lord is evident for that to happen.

He would strive to live his life with a heart that was pure.

He would not give what is evil even an approving glance.

He would hate what is faithless and have no part in it.

He would have nothing to do with evil.

Yes, sounds like a good plan.

Lord help me also to be careful to live a life that is blameless and have nothing to do with evil.

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