Without a doubt, especially as the days grow so ever darker, we, especially us men, need a holy and right resolve unto godliness.
Recently, the Scripture passage below has been exceptionally convicting and challenging for me. I pray that these words will stick firmly in the mind and grip the depths of our innermost being. Personally pray and seek God as to the really of this type of authentic reality and resolution.
“I will ponder the way that is blameless.
Oh when will you come to me?
I will walk with integrity of heart within my house;
I will not set before my eyes anything that is worthless.
I hate the work of those who fall away;
it shall not cling to me.
A perverse heart shall be far from me;
I will know nothing of evil.”
All of Psalm 101 is edifying, but these few verses alone are enough to send us to our knees.
Let us ask ourselves, as we ought to do:
Is this a reality in my life?
Is this my resolve to be godly and seek to please God?
Have I been convicted to live in such a way?
If not, may we be a people, men, who will live in such a way!
Jeremy B. Strang
Christian. Husband. Father. Author.