Scripture Passage: Psalm 127
Psalm 127 is a psalm for the home. Verses 1-2 say, “Except the Lord build the house, they labour in vain that build it. Except the Lord keep the city, the watchman waketh but in vain. It is vain for you to rise up early, to sit up late, to eat the bread of sorrows for he giveth his beloved sleep.”
The devil is a thief, murderer and destroyer… and he steals, kills and destroys closer than you realize. One of his chief weapons is pornography. Satan has made pornography so available, affordable and anonymous in our society. He wants to steal your fellowship with God. Adrian Rogers says, “I cannot walk in darkness and have fellowship with Him who is light.” Satan wants to kill your ability to love.
Pornography is the opposite of love; it objectifies and degrades. It is brutal and loveless; it brings death to innocence, purity and happiness. Satan also wants to destroy your family, because the family is the basic unit of society. Satan knows that if he can deceive a man, defile his mind and destroy his home, he will dominate the world.
But there is victory for those who follow God and have clean hearts in this dirty world. God will protect your home, if you will guard your heart. 1 John 4:4 says, “You are of God little children and have overcome them because greater is He that is in you than he that is in the world.”
Adrian Rogers gives ten practical strategies to guard your heart and protect your home.
- Lead your children to a saving knowledge of Jesus Christ.
- Help your children to discern true values.
- Teach them the principles of purity.
- Cover them with prayer.
- Make a family covenant.
- Memorize Scriptures.
- Create the right atmosphere in your home.
- Remove temptations.
- Teach your daughters to dress modestly.
- Learn to counterattack.
You must fight for your children. Remind them of their great values: fellowship with God, the ability to love and a Christian home.
Apply it to your life
It is so easy to complain about the problem of pornography in our society. But rather, we should remember what we can do: We can guard our hearts and we can protect our homes. Start there.