Psalm 101
Inspiration


Psalm 101:3

Inspiration



"I will set no wicked thing before mine eyes."

Psalm 101:3a KJV


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  God wants us to examine ourselves.

God wants us to become more like Jesus.



One of my favorite Bible verses is:

"Follow God’s example in everything you do

just as a much loved child imitates his father."

Ephesians 5:1 TLB

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You are God's much loved child.


If you have trouble feeling God's love, click: Here


God was not careless in how he drew

the lines of morality.

May we not be careless

in how we interpret his commands.

Beth McLendon




The Bible says that

David was a man after God's own heart.

David wrote -

"Search me, O God, and know my heart;

test my thoughts.

Point out anything

you find in me

that

makes you sad,

and lead me

along the path of everlasting life."

Psalm 139:23-24 TLB


Psalm 139 also speaks of God's great love for us.



Are we pleasing God by what we view?


"I will set no wicked thing before mine eyes."


Entertainment

such as Movies and T.V. shows

are more and more

portraying

ungodly themes

including ungodly sexuality.


This type of entertainment is

becoming common.


And it appears to me that

Christians are becoming less careful

about what we view.


Ephesians 5:3 TLB reminds us,

"Let there be no sex sin,

impurity,

or greed among you.

Let no one be able to accuse you of any such things.

Dirty stories,

foul talk and coarse jokes -

these are not for you."


The video below is

GREAT  Motivation

for those who want to please God.





Lying

In this day and time,

lying

is being portrayed as funny.

ALSO

Lying

is portrayed as

the smart way to:

get what you want

- or -

get out of consequences.


What we watch

influences

us.


We need to be careful

what we watch and the music we listen to.


People who want to please God

stay away from lying.


For examples and inspiration, see our page:

Belt of Truth




God says...

"Whatever things are true,

whatever things are noble,

whatever things are just,

whatever things are pure,

whatever things are lovely,

whatever things are of good report,

if there is any virtue and if there is anything

praiseworthy -

meditate on these things."

Philippians 3:8 NKJV



Stop watching ungodly entertainment?

?

The Response of some people to that idea is:

BUT  - I won't be popular.

After all the WHOLE World is doing it!


God's Answer is

in 1 John.


1 John 2:15

reminds us that

Christians are not to love the world

or the things in the world.


Verses 15-17 say:


"Stop loving this evil world

and all that it offers you,

for when you love these things

you show that you do not really love God;

16 for all these worldly things, these evil desires—

the craze for sex,

the ambition to buy everything that appeals to you,

and the

pride

that comes from wealth and importance—

these are not from God.

They are from this evil world itself.

17 And this world is fading away,

and

these evil, forbidden things will go with it,

but

whoever keeps doing the will of God will live forever."

1 John 2:15-17 TLB





Matthew 16:24 reminds us that

Jesus said if we want to follow him,

we need to pick up our cross and deny ourselves.



Satan does NOT want to entertain.

He wants to

transform people

so they act more like him.


Not only does Satan put temptations to sin in his

entertainment,

he also puts ....


blatant

in-our-face

Satanic

occult images, music, and activities...

Too many times, Christians accept (and think is harmless) the following in their entertainment -  Satanic images, witches, witch craft, and activities such as satanic rituals performed in front of the camera - because we just can't believe that is what is really happening.  Most people don't even know that images with one eye showing  - is a satanic gesture. Zechariah 11:17 may relate to why Satan chooses to use this symbolism.

I once heard a powerful quote that said, "I will not entertain myself with the very things that put the nails in Jesus' hands and feet."

Hollywood is full of Sexual pictures and videos that are easily seen in our entertainment. Note: if you or someone you know has trouble with pornography, Click here for help.

We need to teach our children

to choose the right things.




Children are imitators.

Children follow what they see.


Children follow

so we need to lead them

in the right direction.


We need to model good decisions.



Most of our churches

have forgotten to teach our children

that one of the reasons

Jesus came

was to encourage us and teach us

how to become more holy.


(More Holy - we never reach perfection)


God doesn't think

holiness is a bad word.


The church has been fooled into thinking

holiness is a bad word.


"Worship the Lord with the beauty of holiness."

Psalm 96:9



Jesus frequently taught on holiness.


Jesus did NOT teach tolerance

and other

popular ideas.


The first words of Jesus in Matthew and Mark were

REPENT.


The last advice Jesus gave to Christians

is found in

Revelation chapters 2 and 3.

And his main theme was


REPENT.


When Jesus was on earth,

he often taught groups of people.

When Jesus taught hard things,

people got up and left.


In John chapter 6 verse 66,

we read of the unhappy reaction

of one of Jesus' sermons.


The people leave,

because

they didn't like what he was teaching.


Do you want to

please God?

Do you want to be more like Jesus?


Would you pray with me?


Dear Lord,

Give me a wake-up call today

about the things

that I have been viewing and listening to

that are not godly.

Remind me

that

I cannot follow the world and follow you also.

Remind me

that

you want me to become more and more

like Jesus.

Amen


And for those who have already started

to be careful what they see...


Dear Lord,

I have been trying to please you in what I watch
and in what I do.

Even so, I want you to daily help me in this area.

If I start to watch something that is not pleasing to you, I want you to whisper to me.

I will have an open ear for your voice.

In Jesus' name I pray,

Amen


examine yourself: 2 Corinthians 13:5-7

To see a list of our Psalm pages click Psalms.


The main parts of this Psalm 101 inspirational teaching

were first posted on my blog on

September 15, 2014.



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