“How can a young person live a clean life?
By carefully reading the map of your Word.
I’m single-minded in pursuit of you;
don’t let me miss the road signs you’ve posted.
I’ve banked your promises in the vault of my heart
so I won’t sin myself bankrupt.
Be blessed, God;
train me in your ways of wise living.
I’ll transfer to my lips
all the counsel that comes from your mouth;
I delight far more in what you tell me about living
than in gathering a pile of riches.
I ponder every morsel of wisdom from you,
I attentively watch how you’ve done it.
I relish everything you’ve told me of life,
I won’t forget a word of it” (Psalm 119:9-16, The Message).
I read recently that if you’re filled with the God’s word, you won’t have room for Satan’s lies. I also remember what my first pastor wrote in my first ever Bible that he gave me — “This book will keep you from sin, or sin will keep you from this book.” Another pastor said that if you have a Bible that’s falling apart, that usually means that your life isn’t.
All that to say that I should probably wrap this up and get back to reading my Bible. I definitely need to hear from God tonight.