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Saturday, August 2, 2014

Run away! Run away!


S: Psalm 101

O: David starts out singing praise to the LORD but then goes on to say "I will be careful to live a blameless life—when will you come to help me?" He then enumerates what he intends to do to live a blameless life:
  • refuse to look at anything vile and vulgar.
  • have nothing to do with crooked dealings
  • reject perverse ideas & stay away from every evil
  • not tolerate slander, conceit & pride
  • only allow people of integrity to serve in his house
  • liars would not be allowed to stay in his presence
  • ferret out the wicked and free the city of the LORD from their grip

A: Under grace, we don't live a blameless life in order to find favour with God. However, He does still call us to live a blameless life.

Some of the things David listed are appropriate for him as a king, but not so appropriate for us. But a lot of the stuff he listed is appropriate for us. I have been struggling with temptation myself and so I need to remind myself of this.

As 2 Timothy 2:22-24 says, I need to
  • run away from temptations
  • do the right thing
  • be faithful, loving, and easy to get along with
  • worship with people of pure hearts
  • stay away from senseless arguments
  • be kind to everyone
  • be a good teacher and very patient.
Easier said than done! But yet so needful. But then again, if we submit ourselves to God and resist the devil, he will flee from us. (James 4:7)

P: Father, this is a tall order, the kind of life You have called us to live. But ultimately, it is how we can be blessed and have joy in life. So I ask You to fill me with Your Holy Spirit again daily, so that I will have the power to do so. In Jesus' name, amen.
Note: this is using the SOAP method. For more information, see this page (not written by me.)

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