Formerly The Brown Bungalow, this blog has changed names to reflect my new location in the deep South. We are leaving the Columbines for Magnolias; donating wooly socks to buy sandals; pouring out the hot beverages to sip iced tea; and building sand castles instead of snowmen.
Another way to phrase that second line in this verse is to say, "worship the LORD with the beauty of a holy life." I read that somewhere years ago and it stuck with me. It is my prayer that my life would worship the LORD. That would be beautiful. But what do we do when we have messed up? How do we approach our Holy God when we are ashamed of wrong we have done, even though He still calls us His own?
If we confess our sins,
he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins,
and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.
I John 1:9
Our always loving Heavenly Father will forgive us (indeed has already forgiven us) of sins past, present and future. But we need to agree with him that what we have done is wrong and turn away from that sin.
How can a young man cleanse his way?
by taking heed to God's Word.
Read Scripture daily, meditate on it, and talk to God. Obey what He is telling you. That is how we worship the Lord with the beauty of a Holy life.