“WALK WITHIN MY HOUSE WITH A PERFECT HEART.”

Psalm 101:2 “I will behave wisely in a perfect way, Oh, when will You come to me?  I will walk within my house with a perfect heart.”  Walk with a perfect heart sounds like we are to walk the best we can without blemish and with integrity.  Are we to not have double standards?  Are we to be the same no matter where we are?  But the verse says “within my house”.  That’s home.  That’s family.  That’s a private place.  The world does not live here.  Well, our “walk” is just as important here as in the world.  Sometimes it seems we give more thought as to how we are walking in the world.  We want to be a good testimony.  We want people to see Jesus in us.  Now, we are in our house, we are home.  The Word says we are to walk in our homes with a perfect heart also.  Perhaps the hardest place to maintain our Christian influence is our homes because our family knows us so well.  Isn’t this where we can ‘let down our hair’, relax and let down our guard?  Where is it easier to lose your temper, get jealous or cop a ‘don’t care/leave me alone attitude?  The Psalmist is saying he is going to walk the right way at home also.  He will treat his family with the love and care they need.  He will walk at home with a ‘perfect heart’.  Amy Carmichael in her book “If” says:  “If something I am asked to do for another feels burdensome; if, yielding to an inward unwillingness, I avoid doing it, then I know nothing of Calvary love.”