Psalm 101:3–4 (ESV): "3 I will not set before my eyes anything that is worthless. I hate the work of those who fall away; it shall not cling to me. 4 A perverse heart shall be far from me; I will know nothing of evil."
Everyone is talking about the environment these days. Christians should be the most concerned about this, not in the sense of nature, but the environment we allow ourselves to live in. Pure living requires a pure environment. Be committed to removing anything that is not honoring to the Lord.
When David became King of Israel he wrote these words to remind himself later of the importance of keeping his heart centered on God and his house free of anything and anyone who was evil. He was vigilant and willing at one point in his life to do whatever was necessary to live a godly life. Sadly, when he let his guard down he tripped up and fell into sin.
We will become the environment we allow ourselves to live in. Take a look around today. What sorts of things are you allowing into your home? What sorts of websites are you frequenting when no one else is around? Who are you flirting with at work or at school? What kinds of friends have you surrounded yourself with? You can never live for the Lord in an environment that glorifies the devil, clean house today. Be vigilant and ruthless with wickedness, it's the only way to live a pure life before God. Don't give sin an inch in your life but give the Holy Spirit full control. Amen?
Father, thank You for giving us all that we need for life and godliness. Help us to live for You alone. If there are things in our lives right now that are derailing us from living holy will You reveal them now and give us the power and wisdom to remove them. Fill us with Your Spirit we pray in Jesus name, amen.