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. Psalm 101:2
It is common to hear of people whose lives look great in the public world, but are horrible in the home. Inside the home, behind closed doors there is often abuse, lies, cheating, and more.
This occurs because most people think that no one can see or know about what is happening behind the closed doors.
Those who live like this, will often begin to live in the same way in the public life. If they cheat or lie in the private home, they will do the same in the public world. Often these actions are excused and accepted by many, except by those who are hurt by the actions.
In the psalm, the write states that he will conduct his private affairs with a blameless heart. He will strive to make sure that there is nothing that he can be blamed on.
There are many in the church who are living in the same way as the world. During church, they live and speak as a believer, but in the private of their homes, they live in perpetual sin.
Being private can be in the physical home or in the mind. Thoughts and physical actions occur that are sin. Sadly it is common to hear of abuse, both physically and mentally, inside of Christian homes. Often it is heard of ministers or leaders in the church who have been caught in a private sin, destroying their ministry.
Believers must strive to live a blameless life, no matter where they are. Jesus said that what is said in private will be broadcast in the open. Private sins will be revealed in the end.
In your private life, both in the home and your mind, what are you living? If someone where to take a look at it and judge it, would there be purposeful sin?
Many believers talk about the grace of God and that they are free to live life. This is true, but not to sin. You must flee all sin and strive to live a blameless life. Jesus did not forgive you so that you can go and sin again.
Allow God to take control of your home and your mind. Change the way you act and think to mirror that of Jesus. Strive to live a blameless life because of what Jesus did for you.
I pray today that you will know the forgiveness Jesus provides; that God will reveal to you things you must change; that God’s Holy Spirit will guide you in living a blameless life; and that your thoughts and actions will be ones of God.
Sing to the Lord, praise his name; proclaim his salvation day after day. Psalm 96:2
Music is one thing that people love all around the world. People love to sing to songs. They style of songs and the words change, but the singing is still the same.
Singing a song is what brings out what is inside the heart.
Along with singing, people love to talk about what is happening. Look at how many different news channels there are available. Along with the news channels, there are radio stations, magazines, newspapers, and online sites to provide news.
The world understands the power of music and news. It is often used to change a mindset or to remind people of something. It can sway the thinking of people very easily, because it gets into the heart and mind of a person.
In this psalm the writer urges the people to sing praises to God and to proclaim His salvation. This is to be done day after day, never ending.
God is worthy of all praise, because it was He who made everything. It is God who gives every person life. It is God who gives purpose to life here on this earth.
Believers need to sing praises of His name in this world. In this process of singing, they will make a proclamation out loud for all to hear. This proclamation is about the salvation that God provides.
Believers have a relationship and a future with God, something that the world does not have. The world needs to know about this.
There is no news that is greater than a life being saved, especially when it is a life being saved for all eternity. That is ground-breaking, earth shattering news that the world needs to hear every day.
If you are a believer in Jesus and have been saved, you have something to praise God for. You also have a message to tell the world. The world needs to hear about what has happened in your life, how God has changed you.
Allow the joy of what God has done in you and for you to bubble up out of your heart through your voice. Sing praises daily to God for what He has done, then make a public proclamation about it. Do not hide it and be ashamed, but be glad and share it.
The world needs what you have. Will you let them know?
I pray today that you will know the salvation Jesus provides; that you will sing praises to God all the time; that you will tell the world about the salvation He provides; and that the world will know of Jesus through you.