Of David. A psalm.
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. Whoever slanders their neighbor in secret, I will put to silence; whoever has haughty eyes and a proud heart, I will not tolerate. My eyes will be on the faithful in the land, that they may dwell with me; the one whose walk is blameless will minister to me. No one who practices deceit will dwell in my house; no one who speaks falsely will stand in my presence. Every morning I will put to silence all the wicked in the land; I will cut off every evildoer from the city of the LORD.
Sometimes it’s time for renewed commitments. These times may follow a bad decision, a time away from God or a feeling of apathy. Sometimes we are stuck in blatant sin like a helpless man trapped in quicksand. Like the prodigal son we come to our senses. It’s time to get serious.
In today’s psalm, King David made some thoughtful pledges. David was determined to conduct the affairs of his house with a pure heart. He made a covenant with his eyes to turn from anything abhorrent. He hated the God-dishonoring actions of the people around him.
Maybe it’s time for you to renew your commitments to God. You have been away too long. You’ve been hanging out with the wrong people. You have put your stamp of approval on things opposed to God. Today is the day to slow down, hit the pause button and refresh your walk with God.
Father, I have been gone too long. Please forgive me for distancing myself from You and for the sin that distance brings. Hear my renewed commitments and give me the strength to follow through. In Jesus’ name. Amen.