Psalms 101:3 – “I will set no worthless thing before my eyes; I hate the work of those who fall away; It shall not fasten its grip on me.” (NASB)
It was a tough way to learn the lesson. Every young boy loves to play baseball, and I was blessed to have my dad as my coach. Throughout the many practices he would say, "Keep your eye on the ball.” Well, about the third inning, I was playing first base when the third baseman grabbed the ground ball and threw it to first. In a moment, I took my eye off the ball and it hit me square in the nose - breaking it. I had forgotten the lesson my dad taught. Today's verse speaks of setting no worthless thing before our eyes, hating the work of those who have fallen away. My mom used to say that our eyes are the windows to our soul. At the baseball game, I had let something, other than the ball, grab my attention and had to learn the lesson the hard way. In life, there will be things that will try and tempt our eyes away from the straight and narrow, away from what God wants us to focus on. Don't learn the lesson the hard way. Save yourself the pain of losing sight of the ball. Trust me, it will be less painful. Keep your focus on Christ!
TOM SEMBER has been involved in ministering to men for over 20 years. He is an ordained minister with the AG in the NY Ministry Network. Tom lives with his wife, Carolyn, and children in New York. You can connect with Tom on Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn.
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