Devotion for Wednesday, October 24, 2018
“I will walk within my house in the integrity of my heart. I will set no worthless thing before my eyes; I hate the work of those who fall away; it shall not fasten its grip on me. A perverse heart shall depart from me; I will know no evil.” (Psalm 101:2b-4)
The Lord is calling for us first to see those things which cause us to wander away from Him and His goodness. Then He calls for us to put those things away from our lives. He grants grace to make this journey. Do not let the things of this world grab your heart, but instead see clearly how these things tempt you. Repent and move away from the false things to live in truth always.
Lord, You know the daily struggle I have with things and how they tug at my heart, Guide me, O Lord, in the way You would have me live that I may now and always walk according to Your goodness and mercy. Help me to learn to love what is right and good and to hate those things which kill, maim and destroy. Guide me, O Lord, in Your goodness that I may always walk righteously in Your sight.
Holy Spirit, come and work on my heart. You know those places where I am hampered and hindered, and do not live as one who is righteous. Lead me in the upward journey that I may live freely in repentance, rejecting what is not good for my soul and embracing all the good things You offer. Change my heart to cherish all that is right and fitting for one who is becoming a child of the Heavenly Father. Amen.