“I will behave wisely…I will set nothing wicked before my eyes…”
Psalm 101:2-3 NKJV
When I read this verse the Sunday School song “O Be Careful Little Eyes” starts playing in my head.
“O be careful little eyes what you see, O be careful little eyes what you see. There’s a father up above who is looking down in love. O be careful little eyes what you see.”
Such a simple song, with such profound truth!
David penned this psalm “when he was about to become king in Israel”,1 long before he set his eyes on Bathsheba and committed adultery with her. David here is making the same kind of promise to God that Job did when he said, “I made a covenant with my eyes not to look lustfully at a young woman.”2 David started off good, but sadly David didn’t stick to his statement of faith and let his eyes wander where they never should have gone. So much heartache and the death of two innocent people would have been averted if David would’ve guarded his vision. Even the very first sin was tempted through sight. Genesis 3:6 says that Eve “saw that the tree was good for food, and that it was a delight to the eyes..”.
[tweetthis]Wandering eyes lead to unwise behaviour. Ps. 101:2-3[/tweetthis]
Sunday School taught me a lot of lessons that I would be wise to follow. “O Be Careful Little Eyes” is one lesson I need to remind myself of often and keep, like Job who started and finished well.
Father…Thank You for Your Word. It gives me such good advice. Your Word helps me see how I need to be mindful of the little things in order to keep my life pleasing to you. Help me to be wise and take control of what I look at today. Let me set my eyes on You, the “pioneer and perfecter”3 of my faith so I can finish well. In Jesus Name…Amen
- Job 31:1
- Hebrews 12:2