Psalm 119:9-11, "Wherewithal shall a young man cleanse his way? by taking heed thereto according to thy word.10With my whole heart have I sought thee: O let me not wander from thy commandments.11Thy word have I hid in mine heart, that I might not sin against thee."
Sin is a constant reality for every human. Unfortunately, we all have Adam's nature in us. We are sinners by nature and by choice. But God has not left us defenseless against sin. We learn in today's passage the secret to being clean from sin is to take heed to the Word of God (vs. 9). If we seek to live by the tenets of the Bible we will be focused upon glorifying God rather than living for self. Memorizing and meditating upon the Word will provide us the ammunition necessary to experience victory over sin. The Psalmist spent time hiding God's Word in his heart; will you work at doing the same?
Our world has spiraled downward at a pace that is hard to fathom, calling good evil, and evil good. Political leadership is at an all time low, reflecting the sinfulness of today's culture. Believers need to rally behind the county clerk in Kentucky, this is only the beginning of the battle between religious liberty and the godless ideology of the left. It is amazing to me that in our country sin trumps truth!!! God help us to take a stand for that which is right.
May we not wander from God’s commandments, but may we seek the Lord with our whole heart!
Your Friend and His,
Pastor Mike Abbott