Psalm 101:2 “I will conduct the affairs of my house with a blameless heart.”
I came across this verse in my daily Bible reading a few weeks ago. I’m sure I’ve read it so many times before – I mean, it is the Psalms, not Leviticus.
But never before had it stuck out to me on the page like it did that morning. Conducting the affairs of my house is my job. How do I do that with a blameless heart?
Blameless – adjective: “innocent of wrongdoing”
Innocent of wrongdoing. Usually, when I think of wrongdoing, my mind immediately jumps to things outside of the home.
But the truth is, being at home breeds inner frustration and conflict. Home is a tempting place to unleash the worst of ourselves – a place where we can be rude, careless, and selfish and no one else will see it.
To be entirely innocent of any wrongdoing surpasses simply doing “good” things to my family and making “right” choices. It surpasses all of those things and digs directly into our centers. Right into our hearts.
That means a heart innocent of anger, bitterness, greed, and selfishness.
A mind that is innocent of harboring malicious or annoyed thoughts.
An attitude that is purely humble and servant-hearted.
A blameless heart.
Lord, help me to not let my guard down in the privacy and comfort of my own home. Instead, remind me to put my armor on each morning. Remind me to watch the intentions of my heart. Show me how to conduct the affairs of my household with humility and the attitude of a servant. I pray that you would infiltrate my home with your spirit and that all we say and do would be in alignment with your heart. Amen.