I will not look with approval on anything that is vile. Psalm 101:3
Businesses will say that one of the greatest methods of getting a product sold is to get people to approve of it and tell others about the product. When someone loves a product, they will be open to telling others about and encourage them to get it also. In this way the product is sold more, with no extra cost to the manufacturer.
What the product is does not matter. It could be clothing, hair product, a movie, a car, or anything else. Along with physical products, it can be actions or events that are occurring or about to occur.
Often people look on an event and give approval of it by not pointing out when it is something done completely against God. Sinful acts are promoted in movies all the time, and many Christians go and see those very same movies as though they are the best thing on the earth.
Other Christians will go to parties that are filled with drunkenness and other things against God’s word, and not be the witness God has called them to be. They will not stand up against the sin being done.
By doing these kinds of actions, the believer is giving approval to sin.
The psalmist says that he will not look on anything with approval that is vile or sin.
If you are a believer in Jesus, you must commit your heart to God. As you commit your heart to God, your eyes must also be committed to God. What are you willing to look at with approval?
God is not asking you to close your eyes to the world and not see what is going on around you. He is, however, telling you to not approve of the sin that is going on around you. Jesus saw sin as He walked on the earth, but never approved of it. He spoke against sin.
What are you approving of?
It should only be things that are of God and for God. These things will be filled with God’s love. Anything else should be rejected. Do not fall into the ways of this world and accept things as the world does. Live for God today.
I pray today that God will open your eyes to see the world as it is; that you will know God’s will for your life; that you will not approve of anything God does not approve of; and that you will be a witness for Jesus in this world.