“How can a young man keep his way pure? By guarding it according to your word. With my whole heart I seek you; let me not wander from your commandments! I have stored up your word in my heart, that I might not sin against you” (Psalms 119:9-11 ESV).
I’d like to introduce a new feature. Actually, I thought I’d test drive the concept to see how well it goes over. You’ve grown accustomed to 500-word posts, give or take. Wisdom Wednesday will be a verse or two from one of the books of Wisdom Literature (Job, Psalms, Proverbs, Ecclesiastes and Song of Solomon) with just a few sentences to provide you with something to chew on in the middle of your week. Please comment with your opinion!
Psalm 119 is all about God’s Word and commandments. We often wonder about how we can mature and deal with habitual sin. The answer (or at least one answer!) scripture memorization.
When Jesus was in the wilderness, being tempted by Satan, He responded to each temptation with a verse of Scripture (Matthew 4). We are all well aware of our sinful tendencies. So we should accumulate verses that are meaningful to us that can help us resist temptation. We can then memorize those verses so that we have them ready when we face temptation.
We store His Word in our hearts so that we don’t sin!
Blessings on your day!
Don’t forget to comment on whether you like the short devotional on Wednesdays or if you prefer the more detailed posts every day.