How can a young person stay on the path of purity? By living according to your word. I seek you with all my heart; do not let me stray from your commands. I have hidden your word in my heart that I might not sin against you. (Psalm 119:9-11 NIV)
Do you desire purity in your life? Amidst the temptations, distractions, and constant bombardment of cultural pressures, do you long for a heart that is pure?
Are you desperate to know God more and more with each passing day? To know his word, to discern will and purpose for your life? To live to bring him glory and honor?
Then you must be in the Word.
It's time to make your Bible something more than a Sunday morning accessory. If you think it looks goods to have with you as you walk through the doors of the church, imagine how good it will look as you live it before the Lord every day of your life. If you truly want to pursue the life of a disciple, you MUST be a learner of the Word.
Bible memorization and studying God's Word are two crucial habits that a disciple should practice. It's really the only way to know God, and to know how to live for Him. Our problem is, we sometimes think we can coast through life living on what the preacher says, or what we hear on the Christian radio, or how our favorite Christian song makes us feel, or even what we think we know the Bible says. But is coasting really living in obedience? Is coasting really what Jesus commands of his followers? No.
In fact more than or desire to be pure is God's desire for us to be pure. David doesn't ask the question in Psalm 119:9, because he's clueless. He asks the question because he already knows the answer. You see God had already given the answer. The Bible (or the Word) isn't just a list of do's and don'ts, it's God's way of giving us the answers for all of our questions.
Imagine, sitting down for an exam, but instead of wondering what might be on the exam, you come ready because you already knew all the answers. That what the Word of God is, the answers.
What's holding you back from digging into God's Word today? Begin living according to the Word, and discover a whole new way to know God.
Jay Higham is a veteran youth worker of over 28 years; having worked with students in the local church and Christian camping settings. Jay is currently serving as the student ministry director at a church, located in Western PA. Jay has been married to Amy for over 23 years. Together, they are raising 5 kids, (4 boys and 1 girl). Jay is an aspiring author, blogger, speaker, vlogger, and social media junkie. He is passionate about student ministry, family ministry, and training youth workers to love and serve their students with passion and excellence.