Psalm 119:9-10

“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 commandment.” (Psalm 119:9-10)

Psalm 119 is the psalm made from the Hebrew alphabet. These two verses are from the second letter in the alphabet, Beth. There are so many great verses in the particular psalm choosing one was not so easy.  I like verse nine because of the song I sang during my growing up years, “How shall the young secure their hearts?” The answer was so impressed on me because it was so impressive. I learned at an early age that knowing the word was so important to the growth of the Christian. It still is. I’m now in my eighties, and the word is still the best way to keep oneself walking in the pure way. 

The word of God is food for the soul. It is the means for spiritual growth and maturity. The word of God has nourishment for every age and every level of growth. It is full of spiritual vitamins and minerals and contains all major food groups required for a healthy soul. The psalms themselves are rich in spiritual growth hormones, and a daily dose will enrich your spiritual being beyond your belief.

Spiritual health declines when we wander from the sincere word of God. Religious books are great, and the writings of spiritual men are helpful, but nothing in the book stores can compare with the written words of God given through divine inspiration. Do not allow your reading time to be filled with the comments of men to the extent that you neglect the voice of God in print.

Task for Today: Read a psalm or two today. Read about Jesus today. Read about living the Christian life today. Don’t pick the familiar or easy passages all the time. Today, challenge yourself with some deep truths from God. Perhaps you might read one of the prophets as he talks about why the people are in trouble with God.

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