Psalm 119:9

Psalm 119:9 - How can a young man keep his way pure? By guarding it according to Your word.

Monday, November 5, 2012

Scripture Monday - Psalm 119:11 (And Song)

"I have stored up your word in my heart,
that I might not sin against you."

God's word is the Christian's primary weapon in battle. Indeed, it is called "the sword of the Spirit, which is the
word of God" (Eph. 6:17). How can we expect to lead godly lives if we do not bother to meditate on, and
memorize, scripture? Jesus said that "temptations to sin are sure to come" (Luke 17:1), so we would be wise to
prepare for them; to have the truth in our minds and on our lips, so that when we are tempted, we may expose
it as a lie (and thereby spare ourselves a great deal of pain). Surely, we all know of the rationalization that
comes with temptation. Its purpose is to dull your senses, to lull you into thinking that sin will satisfy. Yet a well-aimed passage of scripture, being "sharper than any two-edged sword" (Heb. 4:12), will cut through this
dark cloud. Like cockroaches that scatter when you turn on the light, evil cannot stand in the face of God's
truth. Let us pray, while we study the Word, that the Holy Spirit will bring to our mind the scriptures that we
need at the right time, and that He would speak with such power that we would be unable to ignore it.
  But I return to the main point of this post, which is that we, as Christians, must be in the scriptures. They are
as food for our souls, a light for our path, and a deadly weapon in the fight against sin. So I challenge us all,
myself included, to search ourselves and discern our weaknesses, then search the scriptures for passages that
deal with those things, committing them to memory, so that the next time we are tempted, we may expose the
lie and put Satan to flight. 

(Now, here is a new song)

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