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June 18, 2020
God’s Word Keeps Me From Sin
Your word I have treasured in my heart, That I may not sin against You.
As we allow God’s Word to go deep into our hearts, it transforms our lives and keeps us from sin.
The Word of God is the foundation of Christian life. God’s Word (the Bible) gives us an understanding of God, the teachings of Jesus, and instructions on how to live the Christian life.
The Bible says that our faith is developed by hearing the Word of God. (Romans 10:17) Through reading and listening to God’s Word, we develop a better understanding of who we are and who God is.
God’s Word in Our Heart
However, something powerful happens when you put God’s Word into your heart. The Psalmist describes it as treasuring God’s Word.
As you read, study, and memorize God’s Word, it transforms your thinking, your attitudes, and even how you live.
The more you place God’s Word in your life, the more His Word works to make you more like Christ. As you “treasure,” or make God’s Word a priority in your life, His Word renews your mind, and keeps you from sin.
A Renewed Mind
As you think on God’s Word throughout your day, the Holy Spirit begins to renew and transform your mind. God’s Word begins to change your thinking. God’s thoughts become your thoughts. His Word becomes your Word.
As you focus on God’s Word, it becomes your guiding blueprint for living. The Bible says in 2 Timothy 3:16 that God’s Word will teach, reproof, correct, and train you.
The more you allow God’s Word to become a part of your life, the more His word shows you how to live your life according to His Word. As this happens, you become more aware of sin, and it’s consequences in your life. God’s Word becomes a guide that shows you where you stepped off the path, and how to get back to all God has for you.
The great American Evangelist Dwight L. Moody once said, “The Bible will keep you from sin, and sin will keep you from the Bible.”
As you place God’s Word deep in your heart, it transforms your thinking and living. It keeps you from sin and gives you strength when tempted. When you do sin, it shows you how to get back to the Lord.
The Psalmist and Dwight Moody were right, the more you treasure God’s Word in your heart, the more you will walk in purity and obedience before the Lord.
Look at that promise again.
Your Word I have treasured in my heart, That I may not sin against You. – Psalm 119:11
Make these confessions.
- As I treasure God’s Word, it renews my mind.
- When I read and study God’s Word, it strengthens my faith.
- God’s Word shows me when I sin and how to get right with God.
- As I treasure God’s Word in my heart, it keeps me from sin.
In Jesus name,
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