Deuteronomy 7:26 Do not bring any detestable objects into your home, for then you will be destroyed, just like them. You must utterly detest such things, for they are set apart for destruction. My friends and family know that my husband is the housekeeper in our home. I am not a slob or anything, it is just that he is a neat freak, and when I clean it never seems to be clean enough for him. In fact I have spent an entire day cleaning the house from top to bottom, and when he comes home he notices the one thing I didn\'t think about doing, the one thing I didn't think was all that important... wash the walls, are you serious?
I have to believe that God runs a pretty tight ship, His house is no doubt impeccably clean. He doesn't allow detestable things into His house. Detestable is one of those words that even if you don't really know the definition, you can sort of tell it means "bad". Here are a few synonyms for detestable: contemptible, despicable, dirty, dishonorable, execrable, low, low-down, low-minded, mean, nasty, paltry, snide, sordid, vile, wretched
Is there anything in your home that would be detestable to God? Have you sat down in front of your DVD collection and wondered if God would think what you watch is "clean enough"? Is the language you use in your home dishonorable? Do you have vile thoughts while reading your magazines, books, whatever is on your computer monitor when no one else is around?
I know that I need to do some house cleaning, what about you?
Angie Smith is a homeschooling WAHM of 5 kids. She gave her life to Christ in OCT 2008 and has been active in ministry since, serving as Worship leader, secretary, teacher and occasional floor mopper at her church. She loves Jesus and is inspired to share her stories of believing, worshiping and leading. Visit Angie on the web at http://thoughts4theroad.com