My brothers, sisters, friends and well-wishers greetings
“I will set no base or wicked thing before my eyes…” Psalm 101:3
In this Psalm, David was determined to honour the Lord with his mind. David knew that what he watched would affect his thinking. If he didn’t guard his mind by choosing carefully what he looked at, he would be drawn to do things that weren’t pleasing to the Lord. There are men who are saying if David did it , then we can do it also. Sorry, you are not David. You are living in a different time and age. Women are doing the same thing seducing men and, even men who claim to be of the “cloth”. I am not here to condemn but to remind us that sin is sin and will not enter the Kingdom of God. It must be punished. For the wages of sin is death, but the gift of God is eternal life.
The same is true for us today. If we are watching things on TV or reading things in books or magazines that aren’t pleasing to the Lord, we are opening a door to the enemy. When we look on things that aren’t pleasing to the Lord, a stronghold is built in our thinking. We become enslaved to those wrong thoughts. But, God has given us the power to break those strongholds through the blood of Jesus Christ!
If you are struggling with thoughts that you don’t want anymore, today, you can be free. First, receive His forgiveness and make the choice to change what you are looking at. Let the Lord wash you clean and strengthen you by His Spirit. Focus your thoughts on His Word and do not let any wicked thing before your eyes. As you determine to honor the Lord, He will empower you by His Spirit so you can live in freedom and victory all the days of your life!
Father, today I choose to honor You with my mind. I choose to guard my eyes and not watch anything that isn’t pleasing to You. I ask that You set me free of every stronghold so that I can live in peace, joy and victory in Jesus’ Name. Amen.