Are you a different person at home than you are outside the home?

Scripture:
I will lead a life of integrity in my own home. – Psalm 101:2a

Observation:
In this short piece by David, he writes about how he will serve God and live holy before God.

Application:
Have you ever thought about who you really are? I have heard in times past that a person of integrity is a person who does right even when no one is looking. That is true, but  I’ve also learned that a person’s integrity is defined by how they live at home alone. What you do in the privacy of your own home speaks about who you really are. Are you a different person around others from the way you are at home? David teaches me here the importance of maintaining my integrity at home just as much as when I’m in public if not more so. Remember that the eyes of LORD roam the earth and see the deeds of both the righteous and the wicked. Are we being “righteous” outside the home and “evil” in the home? Jesus said that bitter and sweet water ought not to bubble up out of the same fountain.

Prayer:
Father, according to this definition of integrity given by David, I’ve not been a man of integrity as much as I thought I was. After thinking about my behavior at home versus my life outside the home, I need to work more on being a person of integrity. Some might call me a hypocrite, but they would not have known the things I’ve done in private (not that they are heinous), but nevertheless, I want to walk pure and upright and holy before you no matter where I am. Help me to a man of virtue and integrity at all times and not just in front of others. When I am home alone, I want to be holy and humble before you as well. In Jesus’ name, Amen.

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