4 Do not let my heart be drawn to what is evil
so that I take part in wicked deeds
along with those who are evildoers;
do not let me eat their delicacies. Psalm 141:4
Again, despite all the tragedy in his own family (largely brought on because of his sin), David’s moral compass was still rock solid. But he also had the wisdom to know that he could be led into evil if he wasn’t careful. He knew that he had the propensity for that.
When reading this verse, my mind is drawn to the old hymn lyrics:
Prone to wander, Lord I feel it.
Prone to leave the God I love.
There’s a vast difference between wandering and being drawn to evil, right? Well, I would argue that one leads to the other. Granted, doing evil is an extreme but it’s certainly in that direct “line of thinking.” Once we lose that connection to the Lord (i.e., wandering), we can be led astray. The more we are led astray, the worse it becomes for us. Soon the path back to the Lord becomes harder and harder to see.
The Lord of course is constantly wooing us back to Himself. Wandering away from His loving care is a recipe for trouble. The sooner we recognize the error of our ways, the easier it is to correct.