Responding in Love

“ I will conduct the affairs of my house
   with a blameless heart.
I will not look with approval
   on anything that is vile.

   I hate what faithless people do;
I will have no part in it. “

(Psalm 101:2b-3)

Today’s passage continues from yesterday’s.  Remember that yesterday we saw that David recognized who and what God is, and responded to it, and that response continues here. This passage, then, gives us a reasonable and proper reaction to our realization of just Who we are in relationship with: God.

If we are in relationship with God, and we fully grasp who and what He is, then we will run our households in a blameless (or pure and moral) way, we will not approve of vile acts, and we will not compromise with immorality.

Interestingly, if we look at the entire passage carefully (Psalm 101) we will see that this is not simply a legalistic issue of our following a big list of rules, but rather a voluntary response, rooted in the love and awe of God.

Here, let’s just phrase it in a different way: I love and worship Almighty God, therefore I prefer to live in a way, to the best of my ability, that God whom I love will approve of.

About Don Merritt

A long time teacher and writer, Don hopes to share his varied life's experiences in a different way with a Christian perspective.
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1 Response to Responding in Love

  1. Pieter Stok says:

    I like that important distinction between “having to” and “wanting to”.

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