“He who practices deceit shall not dwell within my house; he who speaks falsehood shall not maintain his position before me. Every morning I will destroy all the wicked of the land, So as to cut off from the city of the Lord all those who do iniquity.” (Psalm 101:7-8)
The Lord means what He commanded when He gave His commandments. He will not tolerate a false word or a deceitful heart. Yes, you too have problems in this realm. All sinners do. Perhaps the worse are the ones who say they have no sin. Come to the Lord and let Him place in you a new and clean heart. Be conformed to the goodness of the Lord and live into the life to which He has called you.
Lord, point out the places where I can go to work on those areas of my life that need changing. Help me overcome the wrong attitudes and impulses that lead me into sin. Help me now and always to be honest before You as You conform me to the image of Christ. May I now and always have a desire to be the kind of person You are creating me to be and a willing heart to be transformed.
Lord Jesus, in You alone am I able to be conformed to Your likeness. By Your grace and in the Father’s mercy, help me to live into the life to which You have called me by grace through faith. Guide me day by day to see those places where I am not conforming to Your image. Lead me in the upward way to deal daily with those issues and people that are leading me astray to choose the way of sin. Amen.