Monday’s Moment

Incline not my heart to any evil thing, to practice wicked works with men that work iniquity: and let me not eat of their dainties (Psalm 141:4).

The psalmist prayed unto God, a prayer that should be constantly prayed by every child of God. The prayer, first and foremost, is for God to be our guide. That we walk hand in hand with God, through this life, as He leads us to the life to come. That it is the word of God, to which we lean our ears and it is the word of God we desire to heed.

Faithful obedience unto God, begins in the heart and disobedience to God, begins in the heart. Thus, the psalmist prayed that his heart would reject that which is wicked and turn to that which is godly.

God commands for all to follow Him with: all heart, all soul, all mind and all strength (Matthew 22:37). It is an impossible task to acceptably obey the word God, without doing so from the heart (Romans 6:17).

Therefore, our prayer is to be that our hearts are “inclined” (bent toward) the will of God and away from the will of Satan.Our hearts being bent away from Satan will help keep our actions away from the actions of Satan. Our words come from the heart; our deeds come from the heart; our desires come from the heart; our chosen paths come from the heart.

Therefore, our hearts, deeds, desires and paths must be set by God and not Satan. Our hearts will be trained by God or Satan and we will make the choice; the inclinations of our hearts are set by God or Satan and we make the choice.

Let us choose to incline our hearts toward God and let us choose to reject the dainties of the Wicked One.