Psalm 101:2 — I will be careful to lead a blameless life—when will You come to me? I will conduct the affairs of my house with a blameless heart (NIV).
I want to focus on the second part of this verse today. Say this with me: “I will conduct the affairs of my house with a blameless heart.” Now say it again. Say it as many times as you need to until it sinks in. If it hasn’t already, I pray this becomes the motto by which you conduct the affairs of your home.
God desires your home to be a place of integrity, not a place of compromise. Many people live double lives. They appear one way in public while practicing a different lifestyle at home. They are loved by coworkers and teach Sunday school at their local church, but their families are afraid of them. They seem to be upstanding citizens, but their character defects hide just barely beneath the surface.
Every area of our homes should be governed by holiness. There should be no gray areas. I have often heard people say, “Would you do that if Jesus was there with you?” The fact of the matter is He is there with us always. Our finances should be managed with integrity. Our families should be treated with respect. The way we entertain ourselves should be pure. What television shows and movies do you promote? What’s being looked at on the Internet? The list goes on.
If you are struggling to live blamelessly at home, there is hope for you! You need accountability, and boundaries need to be established and adhered to. If the Internet is a problem for you or your children, put firewalls on your computers and only set them up in rooms accessible to everyone. Bedrooms are not a good place. If mistreating others is an issue, hold them responsible for their actions. Invite the Holy Spirit into your home right now. Live righteously without compromise.
Joshua 24:15 — “But as for me and my household, we will serve the Lord” (NIV).
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