Topic: Feed On God’s Word [Wednesday March 8, 2017]
Text: Psalm 119:9-16
Key Verse: “Wherewithal shall a young man cleanse his way? by taking heed thereto according to thy word” (Psalm 119:9).
The greatest weakness of many people is that they have no clue as to how to keep themselves from doing what is wrong. Worse still, because of the widespread permissiveness in our modern world, many no longer know where to draw a line between what is right and what is wrong. As a result, they stumble through life, experiencing one disaster after another.
The writer of this psalm seems to be understandably worried about how the world is engulfed in diverse kinds of evil and perversions. How possible is it then for anyone, especially vibrant and inexperienced young people, to keep away from doing what is wrong? How can one withstand the pressure of selfish desires and societal demands? The answer, according to the Psalmist, is to take heed to God’s word, to seek Him with all your heart, and not to stray from Him. Hide His Word in your heart and allow Him to teach you daily as you read the Word. Learn to declare that Word to those who do not know God and meditate daily on it. Strength to resist sinful conduct comes when we daily feed on God’s word and do what it says. We should allow the Word to be our guide and wisdom in all the actions we take in life. More than that, we should allow it to restrict our inner cravings and public conduct.
The word of God in our hearts acts as a check on our lives. Being spirit and life, the word of God in our hearts has greater influence than the temptations around us. It also has the power to make us fulfill the destiny God has for our lives.
Thought for the day: The best direction to eternal bliss is in the Word!
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