Do not bring a detestable thing into your house or you, like it, will be set apart for destruction. Regard it as vile and utterly detest it, for it is set apart for destruction. Deuteronomy 7:26
Everyday people all over the world accumulate trash that needs to be tossed out. Most people gather it together and put it in the trashcan to be removed and hauled to a dump. Very few people like to have trash sitting around in their house.
The few people that don’t mind trash all over their house are rejected or looked down upon by most others.
God told the Israelites that they were not to bring anything that was detestable into their house. If they did, they would be set apart for destruction. It was to be rejected and set apart to be destroyed.
While most believers are unwilling to have physical trash in their house, many are willing to bring trash into their homes and lives on a daily basis. The trash that they bring in is the sinful things they allow to enter their home.
Movies are watched by many believers that contain sexual scenes, pornography, promotion of sin as good, rejection of God, filthy words, senseless murder, witchcraft, and much more. In same way music is listened to that contains filthy words, rejection of God, promotion of sinful activities, sexual promiscuity, and much more.
Often believers say that it is just a little thing, but God sees sin as utterly detestable and needs to be destroyed at all costs.
True believers that want to honor God with their lives, will strive to not bring sin into their lives. They will flee sin and run to God. They will find contentment in the holy things of God, rather than the sinful things of this fallen world.
Take an honest inventory of what you allow in your home and life. Whether it is just a little thing or something big, all sin is extremely horrible and worthy only of death and destruction.
Satan and the world desire to cause you to step into sin. They want you to bring some of their sin into your life to cause you to slip away from God.
Rather than be set apart for destruction, reject the sin of this world and run to God and grab onto the things of God. Set your life and home to be holy unto God.
Today I pray that you will know Jesus as your Lord and Savior; that God will reveal sinful things that are in your life; that God will give you strength to reject all sin in your life; and that you will live holy and righteous before God.