25 Jul 2014
“I will set no wicked thing before mine eyes: I hate the work of them that turn aside; it shall not cleave to me” (Psalm 101:3).
Bob and his team often flew across country for their work. It was a big project that Bob and his team members were leading. Their flight arrived at a little after 7 o’clock in the evening, giving them some free time before their presentation at the large corporation the next morning. The other men went to the bar for drinks but understood that Bob was a Christian and would not be joining them for that part of the evening. He spoke on the phone in his room with his wife and little children and reminded them of how much he loved them. He told each of them how much he missed them and would look forward to flying home later the next day. After the telephone conversation Bob turned the television on to listen to some news. There on the motel television was the advertisement for adult pay-per-view movies. The producers made it as easy as possible to order these films by promising never to divulge the movie titles. A very strong temptation struck Bob. The little voice said, “No one will ever know.” It was at this moment that Bob remembered his pastor’s message from several weeks ago. His pastor had presented in a very strong way the truth of the verse that we used today in our daily prescription. When David set no wicked thing before his eyes, his life was blessed. When he stopped and gazed at Bathsheba and gave in to the temptation, his life was never the same. Bob will never forget that night in the motel room when he cried out to the Lord and went straight to the news station. How about you? What have you been looking at lately?