The world we live in makes constant challenges on our character. We must be intentional about what we fill up on. Psalm 101 is a short but powerful declaration of inner values. Hear the heart of verses two through four.
I will walk within my house in the integrity of my heart.
I will set no worthless (belial in the Hebrew) thing before my eyes;
I hate the work of those who fall away;
It shall not fasten its grip on me.
A perverse heart shall depart from me;
I will know no evil.
When I’m in my own house and nobody’s watching, do I have the same integrity about guarding my heart?
Do I allow Belial (2 Cor. 6:15) to fill my mind? Belial means, that which does not conform to a right standard, therefore of no value; wicked, vile, the making of trouble and law breaking.
What I dwell on, I will attract. I refuse to let perverse things to get a grip on me.
To put that in New Testament design, I choose to live by the Spirit and not by the flesh. I choose life daily. I choose to be an ambassador for Jesus from the inside out.