“I will behave myself wisely in a perfect way. O when wilt thou come unto me? I will walk within my house with a perfect heart.” Psalm 101:2
The definition of perfect is “being entirely without fault or defect; flawless.” We all know from reading the story of David in the Bible that he was not without fault. Many times, in his writing he asked God to search his heart, and to cleanse him from anything that was not good. He realized his faults and knew that only by staying in constant communion with God, would he be counted perfect in God’s sight.
No man is perfect, but it is something we all strive for and I think this verse holds a key for us. It is not just how we live when we are in church or out in public, but how we live when we are in our own home. Becoming perfect in God’s sight involves living a life of integrity, honesty, and devotion to God in every area of our lives. When no one else sees us, God does.
As David wrote in another Psalm, we can hide God’s Word in our heart, and that will keep us from sin both when we are with others, and when we are alone. Let us strive to walk every day of our lives with a perfect heart.
Prayer: Lord Jesus, thank you for your Word and for your guidance every day as we strive to live a life that is perfect in your sight.
Devotion by Anne John