How to Stay Pure
"How can a young man stay pure? By reading Your Word and following its rules" (Psalm 119:9).
I can live a pure life if I follow God's Word. That seems to be the clear import of the psalmist's message in this verse. And if that is true - and I have no doubt it is - then certain things surely should follow.
I will begin today by determining to know His Word and to obey it. Simple logic would dictate that I cannot and will not obey His Word if I am not familiar with it.
In a day when immorality is rampant and divorce is becoming commonplace even among Christians, how important it is that I seek to keep my life pure. Surely I cannot expect to be used of God in a supernatural way to help fulfill the Great Commission unless I am pure. And there seems to be no better way to accomplish that desired end than by reading, studying - even memorizing - His Word, and then, through the enabling of the Holy Spirit, by claiming God's promises and obeying His commandments.
Earlier (Day 18) we mentioned the importance of hiding God's Word in our hearts, that we might not sin against Him (Psalm 119:11). Again I would emphasize the value of committing to memory many verses - and even chapters - from the Word of God. In that way, we will have them stored in our minds so that God can bring them to our minds in time of special need and can use them to enable us to live supernaturally.
Basic to living the supernatural life is this matter of spending time in God's Word, which is quick and powerful.
Bible Reading: Psalm 119:10-16
TODAY'S ACTION POINT: Today I will spend quality time in the Word of God and begin to memorize favorite passages, especially Psalm 119.