“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.”
How can any of us stay pure in a world where temptation is so ‘in your face’ and where it is deemed strange to stand up for purity and holiness? Although there is an easy answer to this question, it is in reality a hard teaching to put into practice. The Psalmist’s answer to the question we looked at, is to obey God’s word. Yet how can we obey God’s word if we are not familiar with it?
Hiding God’s word in our hearts is not just daily habitual readings of it but meditating on it, thinking about it during our day, reciting His word, rejoicing in His laws and studying His commandments. God has graciously given us His word to help us along life’s hard journey, equipping us with the tools to withstand temptation and sin, and to become more like Christ in all we do.
Our challenge, is in the midst of our busy lives, to find a moment to take time out and reflect on God’s word. What is He is saying to us today? What verses will help us live a life of purity against the enemies scheming attacks? How can I learn to rely on Jesus in all I do? Friends, may we know the power of God’s word in our lives as we surrender to Him, to be shaped and moulded for His glory and Kingdom.