From Vile to Smile

King David wrote Psalm 101:2-3 I will be careful to live a blamess life. . . I will walk in my house with a blameless heart. I will set before my eyes no vile thing.

vile   /vaɪl/ Show Spelled[vahyl] Show IPA adjective, vil·er, vil·est. 1. wretchedly bad: a vile humor. 2. highly offensive, unpleasant, or objectionable: vile slander. 3. morally debased, depraved, or despicable: vile deeds. 4. foul; filthy: vile language.

I am convicted today that I could not write the same thing, am amazed at how complacent I allow myself to become sometimes over mindless entertainment. I’m not a big watcher of vileness. But yet every now and then–like when I allow God to show me, I realize what in the world I settle for, and that I am every bit as debased as I see those who have created or produced the show to be. Man, it makes me sad to think how lost we can all become. . . . Yet. . . . Isaiah wrote Isaiah 43:25 for God, “I, even I, am He who blots out your transgressions for My own sake, and remembers your sins no more.” So thankful for a God who shows me where I’m wrong and has the ability to make me right again. And man, that makes me glad. . . . . Praise the God who can take me from vile to a smile!!

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