Psalm 101:3, “I will set no wicked thing before mine eyes: I hate the work of them that turn aside; it shall not cleave to me.”
As wickedness increases all around us, this verse is becoming more and more important in the lives of Christians. Whether it be on the internet, tv, or even the grocery store, sin is everywhere. Sometimes we cannot help but see it, but we don’t have to look at it.
What’s the difference between seeing and looking? Seeing is not always a choice, but looking is always a choice. Think about when you are driving. If there are cars on the side of the road that were in an accident, we can see them through our peripheral vision. However, it’s when we choose to keep looking that it becomes dangerous. That is when we take our eyes off of what they should be focused on (the road).
As a Christian, the devil constantly tries to through wickedness in front of our eyes. It may cross our path, but it is always a choice to keep looking at it or to turn and look at it. Satan tried to get us to lose our focus on Who we should be focused on (Christ). This verse is a promise that ever Christian ought to make. I know I have made it. Have you? If not, make the promise today that you will set no wicked thing before your eyes.