How can a young man keep his way pure?
By keeping it according to Your word.
With all my heart I have sought You;
Do not let me wander from Your commandments. -Psalm 119:9-10, NASB 1995
-a pure life is attainable if you obey God.
-The psalmist sought God with his whole heart.
-It is God at work in us that can change us.
We teach our children many things, but the most important thing we can give them is a love for God's word. All the self-help books in the world will be no match for the words of life found in their Bibles.
The application for me is hard to miss in these verses. I too desire to keep my way pure, but I am no longer young and certainly not a man, still the same truth applies. I need to live according to God's word. If I intend to only invest half of my heart into this endeavor I will miss out on the greatest of blessings. You see, it is not just a way fo life that lie within the pages of our Bibles, God is revealed to us there. I approach each day that I pick up my Bible and read as a chance to know God more. To learn about Him so that I can be an imitator of God. (Ephesians 5:1)
Just like my nephew desired to be more like his dad and so gratefully listened as he was taught how to chop wood that day, I desire to be more like my Father in heaven. What greater ambition could we possibly have? So I gratefully listen to God's word; for I long for Him, somedays even with my whole heart. Oh, how I pray that I will not wander from His ways.
Grace, Peace, and Mercy,
I am a woman with a Mary heart and these are my musings as I read and study God's Word
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