“How can a young person stay pure? By obeying Your word……I have hidden Your word in my heart, that I might not sin against you.”
Psalm 119:9, 11
God’s word is essential for our growth in Him and for our personal growth too. It contains messages of hope, direction and focus. It is a source of strength when we are weak. It is a daily encouragement to our souls. It’s words can convict us and it stands as direction manual that leads us to Jesus Christ. Through the Holy Spirit’s revelation, each day we can learn something new as our eyes are opened to God’s thoughts through His word.
Yet one of the greatest attributes of God’s word is that it is a double edged sword that it used to defeat the enemies scheming plans and evil ways. David comments in Psalm 119 that the way to keep pure and holy, the way to have our hearts and minds fixed on the Lord constantly, is to have God’s word in our hearts daily. To have something hidden in your heart doesn’t suggest that it is a well kept secret that only pops up every now and again. It is the continual meditation on His word. It is reading His word everyday, not in a religious habitual practice but in knowing that it is our source of trust in God.
Our challenge is not just read or meditate upon it but to live it out in our lifestyles, obeying God’s commands and allowing His word to impact every part of our lives. Let us daily spend time with Lord, asking the Holy Spirit for His revelation and allowing His word to increase our love for Jesus and trust in Him.