Psalm 101:3 Nothing Worthless #276
I have been sharing a series of verses on what scripture says about the importance of what we put in our mind. It started with a post I wrote called, “You are Under the Influence.” In that post I shared Psalm 101:3 which says, “I will set no worthless thing before my eyes; I hate the work of those who fall away; It shall not fasten its grip on me.”
There are so many various translations of this verse and I think it’s important to point out what some of the others say as well.
“I will not let anything worthless guide me.”
“I refuse to be corrupt or to take part in anything crooked.”
“I will not even consider doing what is dishonest.”
“I will refuse to look at anything vile and vulgar.”
I could probably end the post there as this scripture is so straight-forward. But, to drive the point even further, the definition of worthless is that of having no value. It’s corrupt and adds nothing to your life. And the definition of vile? It means morally bad and wicked. Atrocious, offensive, hateful… the list could go on and on.
Psalm 101 is a chapter telling of the power of integrity. And if you want to be a Believer that walks in integrity you too are going to have to refuse to gaze on anything that is vulgar, vile and worthless. You should actually hate evil. Notice I didn’t say you are to hate people, but you are to hate evil.
The passion translation finishes Psalm 101:3 with “I despise what is evil and anything that moves my heart away from you.”
Are the things you are watching and listening to moving your heart towards or away from God? Are you taking part in things that are worthless, vulgar and vile? What are you filling your mind with? Are you letting worthless things guide you?
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