How can a young man keep his way pure?
By guarding it according to your word.
10 With my whole heart I seek you;
let me not wander from your commandments!
11 I have stored up your word in my heart,
that I might not sin against you.
12 Blessed are you, O Lord;
teach me your statutes!
13 With my lips I declare
all the rules of your mouth.
14 In the way of your testimonies I delight
as much as in all riches.
15 I will meditate on your precepts
and fix my eyes on your ways.
16 I will delight in your statutes;
I will not forget your word.
I took German and Spanish in high school, then I took biblical Greek and Hebrew in college and grad school in my early twenties. I did not study another language, Chinese, until I was in my early forties. That was when they told me it was best to learn a language when you were young! We are getting the same principle in this Psalm, in other words, there is an advantage to learn and live God’s word when you are young! And if you are not young? Make it a priority and start now. In the words of the Psalmist, recount what you have read in the Bible. One way to do this and is helpful in remembering and applying what we have read is to tell another person. Regularly share with someone what you are reading in the Bible and how you see it applying to your life. It will make a difference! (Ps. Dale).
Thoughts for the day
- What does this passage tell us about God and people?
- What do you feel God is telling you through this passage?
- What is one way you can apply this truth to your life today?
- Who can you encourage with this story/message?
The simplest prayer can be the most powerful: “Your Kingdom Come, Your Will be done, On earth as in heaven”