A reminder for today
Who may climb the mountain of the LORD? Who may stand in his holy place? Only those whose hands and hearts are pure, who do not worship idols and never tell lies. They will receive the LORD's blessing and have a right relationship with God their saviour. (Psalm 24:3-5)
In our new horizons we are often tested by the enemy and lured into bad choices by people around us. We sometimes make a mistake, because everybody else does it.
Who may climb the mountain of the LORD? Who may stand in his holy place? David answers by pointing out three characteristics which we must strive for. 1) Those with a pure heart 2) Those who do not worship idols and 3) Those who never tell lies.
These important characteristics seem so basic and easy to do, but how easily do we idolise our worldly possessions when we do what other do. How quickly do we lie to the traffic officer when we were speeding or how easily do we adjust the truth to suit our needs. We see it on TV so it seems ok, because that is what everyone else does. How easily do we use the Lord’s name in vein, because that is how we talk?
We try and justify our wrongs by allowing society to influence our choices and form our values. We listen to people and follow their example, because that is the way of the world.
Our way is not the way of the world. Our way is God’s way and our values are clearly stipulated in the Word of God. We don’t follow the stream and end up at a waterfall. We follow Jesus and streams of living water will flow from us. We do not let ourselves be influenced by people, we let the Holy Spirit influence us and our ways should influence those around us.
The world should not dictate our direction. The world should follow our direction. Jesus is our direction and our blueprint. We should strive to be more and more like Him.
Have and awesome day dear friend of Jesus