Journey 119: a Journey through Psalm 119 [Part 2]

Beth ב — Psalm 119:9-16

“How shall a young man keep his way pure? By keeping [watch on himself] it according to Your word [conforming his life to Your precepts]. With my whole heart I seek You; do not allow me to wander from Your commandments [neither through ignorance nor by willful disobedience]. Your word I have hidden [treasured and stored] in my heart, that I might not sin against You. Blessed are You, O Lord; teach me Your statutes. With my lips I declare all the decrees of Your mouth. I rejoice in the way of Your testimonies, as much as in all riches. I will meditate on Your precepts and keep my eyes on Your ways [the path of life established by Your precepts]. I will delight in Your statutes; I will not forget Your word.”

What a great question, “How shall a young man keep his way pure?”

  1. By proactively keeping watch over your soul – living in line with God’s Word.
  2. By seeking after the Lord with all your heart – inquiring and longing after God.
  3. By understanding, realizing you are capable of falling; wandering away [by ignorance or by willful disobedience]; and accessing the value, therefore understanding the power of prayer through seeking the Lord’s wisdom, will, protection, and strength.
  4. By hiding God’s Word in your heart for that is your priceless valuable weapon of defense; memorizing Scripture protects you from sinning.
  5. By being walking in humility through choosing to be moldable, teachable from God himself and by those He places in your spiritual life.
  6. By being God’s mouthpiece for His glory, not your own.
  7. By choosing to rejoice in God – having God’s attitude.
  8. By meditating [allowing your path of life to be established by and through God’s precepts] on the Word of God.
  9. By delighting in God’s Word – in God himself.
  10. By not forgetting God’s Word – seeing it is more valuable than silver or gold.

How neat, the Psalmist answered his own question.

So, how will you keep your way pure?

If you don’t know where to start – begin with your Bible. If you do not have a Bible, there are numerous websites that you can access. If you need help finding one – I’d be happy to help.

Choose today to spend time with God and keep your way pure.

In Christ I am SHE {Saved. Hopeful. Empowered.}