I love Psalm 119 for it’s glorious depiction of the value of the Word of God. David goes on for what seems like days talking about the benefits and worth of God’s Word.
Three of my favorite verses of the 176 that are found in the Psalm are verses 9-11. In them David writes,
“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.”
Upon reading this text, you can’t help but immediately notice the connection that David makes between purity of living and being permeated with the Word of God. Doubtless much falling into sin is directly related to a failure to read, meditate on and guard one’s life by the Word of God.
My prayer for myself and for those of you who read this post is that we would find the Word of God to be an indispensable part of our daily lives (can‘t live without it…EVERY DAY), and that as we, by God’s grace ,are conformed by his Word increasingly into the image and likeness of Jesus, we will find being saturated with the Word to be a powerful preventive against sin.