Psalms 38:13-15 But I, as a deaf man, heard not; and I was as a dumb man that openeth not his mouth. Thus I was as a man that heareth not, and in whose mouth are no reproofs. For in thee, O LORD, do I hope: thou wilt hear, O Lord my God.
I am sure you have seen those three little monkeys sitting next to each other. One has his eyes covered with his hands, the next has his hands over his ears, and the last one has covered his mouth with both hands. Under them is the caption “See No Evil, Hear No Evil, Speak No Evil.” However, there is a problem. The monkey with his hands over his eyes can still speak and hear evil. The one with his hands over his ears can see and speak evil. Finally, the one with his mouth covered sees and hears everything. Nevertheless, the idea is biblical.
The author of today’s verse is saying I will act as a deaf and dumb man to the world’s temptations. What he is implying is that he wants to hear and speak only things that are glorifying to you Lord. It seems almost impossible today to avoid all worldly influence. With so much being pumped our way with Television, Computers, Radios, DVD’s, CD players, MP3’s, and the list goes on. However, we do have a choice as to what we watch on the TV. We can turn off the computer or delete bad materials. We can tune our radios to Christian Channels and purchase only God honoring music for our CD players and MP3’s. The idea is this, it is really our choice what we look at and listen to for the majority of our life. When you have a choice, what do you select? Choose to see no evil and hear no evil. If you avoid those two, speaking no evil seems to come almost naturally.
Think carefully today about what you allow to influence you in the way of media and literature. Realizing you are making the choice to look at, listen to, or read whatever it is that is influencing you. Then make a right choice.
THROUGH THE BIBLE ACCELERATED READING (O.T.-1/N.T. & PS.-2/Prov.-Monthly)
Hosea 8-10 / Psalm 38 / Proverbs 12 / Luke 4
THROUGH THE BIBLE OLD & NEW TESTAMENT DAILY
Psa. 33-36 / Rom. 3
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