TOPIC: No Defilement Please! (DCLM Daily Manna 18 July 2021)
TEXT: Psalm 101:1-8
1 I will sing of mercy and judgment: unto thee, O LORD, will I sing.
2 I will behave myself wisely in a perfect way. O when wilt thou come unto me? I will walk within my house with a perfect heart.
3 I will set no wicked thing before mine eyes: I hate the work of them that turn aside; it shall not cleave to me.
4 A froward heart shall depart from me: I will not know a wicked person.
5 Whoso privily slandereth his neighbour, him will I cut off: him that hath an high look and a proud heart will not I suffer.
6 Mine eyes shall be upon the faithful of the land, that they may dwell with me: he that walketh in a perfect way, he shall serve me.
7 He that worketh deceit shall not dwell within my house: he that telleth lies shall not tarry in my sight.
8 I will early destroy all the wicked of the land; that I may cut off all wicked doers from the city of the LORD.
KEY VERSE: “I will set no wicked thing before mine eyes: I hate the work of them that turn aside; it shall not cleave to me.” – (Psalm 101:3)
Whilst God enjoins the righteous pilgrims to shun all forms of defilement in the course of their journey in life, the arch-enemy of God designs and displays corrupting vices as snares to them. The text under consideration tells us aptly what attitude to adopt as a deterrent to the devil and his allurements.
We are in a world of orchestrated Satan-inspired, unethical and moral pervasions within the gamut of our social, religious, economic and political lives. The after effect of such attacks are the daily manifestations of inordinate craze for material acquisitions, glamourised sexual pervasions, unprecedented violence and satanic worship. The world today seems to be inhabited by people without natural affection, unholy and unthankful bigots.
Nevertheless, there is true light and life for the people of God because Christ Jesus has liberated us from the dead works with which Satan is plaguing the world of sinners. We are assured that greater is He that is in us than he that is in the world. He that overcomes the world is he that believes that Jesus is the Son of God.
Like the Psalmist, we must resolve not to set any wicked thing before our eyes nor meditate thereon. We must also hate every evil work and those that peddle them. The social media has gradually turned into a web and network fraught with danger; diligent saints must understand how best to use them at all times and in all seasons. By all means, we must flee all appearances of evil and remain undefiled till Christ comes.
THOUGHT FOR THE DAY:
Blessed are the undefiled in the highway to heaven.
THE BIBLE IN ONE YEAR:
1 Chronicles 21-24
DCLM Daily Manna was written by Pastor W. F. Kumuyi; is the founder and General Superintendent of the Deeper Life Bible Church situated at KM 42 on the busy Lagos-Ibadan Expressway, Nigeria.