God asks His people to be undefiled from the ways of this world. To walk in His ways, along with remembering Him daily and doing what He says. This includes keeping His commandments, and seeking the Lord with our whole hearts. sin does not abound in our lives, but instead, the Holy Spirit is with us as we follow Jesus’s footsteps instead of the world. God is leading us by the hand and not people. His righteousness abounds within us and we are able better choices and also treat others as God treats us. As He is righteous, we ask God to make us righteous like Him. We become Holy as He is Holy. So remember to keep God close to your heart while doing His will. Over time, this striving to know and follow Jesus will become natural and who you are. David also wrote, “blessed are the undefiled in the way, who walk in the law of the Lord. Blessed are they that keep his testimonies, and that seek him with the whole heart. They also do no iniquity: they walk in his ways. Thou hast commanded us to keep thy precepts diligently.” (Psalm 119:1-4) Diligently seeking God means putting things aside for His sake.
Have you ever wondered why your heart is seeking after things it shouldn’t? This is because your heart is set on things that are against God, instead of being for Him. In this fashion, we become ashamed of what is right and cling to what is evil. We are ashamed of the things of God until we learn to walk in His statutes. Our flesh fights against God, but our spirit clings to Him and wants to fulfill His will. When we keep God’s commandments, we also show God our respect and honor Him. This leads to much praise and songs of Thanksgiving to our God, whom we love and adore above else. We are not forsaken by God, although it feels this way when we are abounding in sin, instead of confessing and forsaking it. Lastly, David said, “O that my ways were directed to keep thy statutes! Then shall I not be ashamed, when I have respect unto all thy commandments. I will praise thee with uprightness of heart, when I shall have learned thy righteous judgments. I will keep thy statutes: O forsake me not utterly.” (Psalm 119:5-8) As you obey God, His love will abound in you. Seek Jesus first daily and you will be abundantly blessed. Amen.
Let us pray:
Oh Lord, I pray that people will learn to put aside what is worldly and begin building up treasures in heaven. This world is full of darkness, where it is difficult to know what is right from wrong, lest You are with us. I have tried to do things on my own, but there was never satisfaction that could last in any of it. I felt pleasure in the moment but always felt regret as time went on. The standard of living was always to choose the best life that fits you, and go forward with it without wavering. How people would accept me as I am, while any sinful thinking is what Christians want you to feel, in order for you to choose God instead of being free from guilt. I once thought that I should just accept people for the life they are living, for it is loving, but now my thoughts are on You and are much different. God, You have given me the desire to hate even the appearance of evil. Not the person, but the sins that stain us from the inside out. If people never know about their sin, they will keep doing it and also justify it till death. But God, You have put an urgency in my heart to reach the lost and lead them to You. Therefore, I call sinners to repentance and to come to You, Lord, to be delivered. I believe in You, Jesus. I love You. Amen.