I will refuse to look at
anything vile and vulgar.
Obviously, when we think of vile and vulgar we think of things like pornography and extreme violence. This can certainly be the case. But the biblical meaning is literally, “unprofitable.” I will refuse to look at anything that is not going to be helpful for me. This really expands what this might be, doesn’t it?
What is getting in the way of me focusing on God and his ways? It can be anything. Even things that are normally considered good. My family, my job, my friends. All of these can become my idols. Things I look to for pleasure or to gain a sense of worth. But, anything can become an idol if it takes away from the one true God who is to have our attention.
When you think about it, if I was a space alien who came down to earth and watching people today, the thing many are looking at the most might even be a smartphone…with a Bible app of course!
What do I spend the most time thinking about? Looking at? Test yourself out for a couple of days.