Many times we hear people say, “What I do in my house is my business”. That’s true, but if it’s wrong…it’s wrong.
Think about the fact David committed his greatest sin while watching ‘soft porn’ at home (2 Samuel 11).
Notice how he affirms to behave at home in Psalm 101…
Psalm 101:1-3 (KJV)
I will sing of mercy and judgment: unto thee, O Lord, will I sing. 2 I will behave myself wisely in a perfect way. O when wilt thou come unto me? I will walk within my house with a perfect heart. 3 I will set no wicked thing before mine eyes: I hate the work of them that turn aside; it shall not cleave to me.
Yes, sinning ‘in the street’s’ affects others, but sinning at home alone can be more harmful than many may think.
When we become comfortable sinning alone, it makes committing that sin, and other sins easier.
God wants us to strive for holiness. That’s why He tells us to lay aside all filthiness and sin because it defiled our spirit.
2 Corinthians 7:1 (NKJV)
Therefore, having these promises, beloved, let us cleanse ourselves from all filthiness of the flesh and spirit, perfecting holiness in the fear of God.
Remember, God’s Spirit wants to live in a clean ‘temple ( 1 Corinthians 6:19).
Piggybacking on #2, when our spirits are defiled, we make our bodies and spirits a comfortable place for demons to dwell. And, not just dwell, but thrive.Notice that Revelation 18:2 (KJV) called Babylon a ‘habitation’ for devils. Notice what Jesus said in Matthew 12…
Matthew 12:43-45 (KJV)
43 When the unclean spirit is gone out of a man, he walketh through dry places, seeking rest, and findeth none. 44 Then he saith, I will return into my house from whence I came out; and when he is come, he findeth it empty, swept, and garnished. 45 Then goeth he, and taketh with himself seven other spirits more wicked than himself, and they enter in and dwell there: and the last state of that man is worse than the first. Even so shall it be also unto this wicked generation.
We must make sure our spiritual and physical house comfortable for God and not the enemy. What we do or don’t do at home sets the atmosphere.
Just because you’re in your house with the doors and blinds closed doesn’t mean you’re alone. You’re personal angel(s) watching…
Hebrews 1:14 (NKJV)
14 Are they not all ministering spirits, sent forth to minister for them who shall be heirs of salvation?
Be just as careful, if not more careful of your behavior at home. Watch what you watch, listen to, say and do. Watch who you allow inside your house.
Sin at home led David to greater sin, and it can do the same to us.
And, please…please…please don’t ask God to leave only to invite a demon inside…(please click to read) DON’T ASK GOD TO LEAVE FOR A DEMON TO COME IN…