I have hidden your word in my heart that I might not sin against you. Psalm 119:11
The world does not want any person to live any different than the others. Satan and this world does not want anyone to state that there are some solid rules that they must live by. Since this is the case, both Satan and those in the world will strive to get believers to live in the same way they do, living in sin.
Living in sin, or even sinning once in a while, is going against God and His Word. It is ignoring what God has said and placing self on the throne of life.
Those who ignore God’s word live as though they are in control of their own lives. They believe that they know best on how to live life.
The majority of believers know that they are not supposed to sin and strive to not sin against God. However, every believer still struggles with sin. Many wonder why they cannot overcome a sin in their life.
The psalmist gives great insight into how to keep from sinning against God. He states that he hides God’s word in his heart to keep from sinning.
Hiding God’s Word in your heart is memorizing His word. It is not only memorizing His Word, but applying it to your life.
There are people in the world who study the Bible because of its great quality of literature, and they memorize great portions of it, but they do not believe in God and still live, purposefully in sin. They reject what the Bible says for their own lives.
Hiding God’s Word in your heart is taking it to heart and make it a part of your own life.
When you are so focused on God and His Word that you memorize and apply it to your life, you will not allow yourself to be focused on self and sin. God’s Word is alive and will give you strength and direction to turn away from sin, but you must accept it and live by it. God’s Word must be in your heart, a part of your life and blood, what keeps you going.
How do you take God’s Word? Something you must read each day.
Or is it a necessary part of your life, giving you strength to overcome sin?
I pray today that you will know God’s Word better; that you will make God’s Word a part of your life; that you will live by God’s Word; and that God will give you strength to keep from sin.