08.21.2016 Old Testament: Psa 119.9–16
To read the Bible in a year, read Psalm 119.1–48 on August 21, In the year of our Lord 2016
By Don Ruhl
Youth and temptation strike up a friendship that can capture that young person for the rest of his days. If he does not conquer his sin early, it may haunt him with daily struggles and frustration till the day he dies. What then can the young person do?
How can a young man cleanse his way?
By taking heed according to Your word.
With my whole heart I have sought You;
Oh, let me not wander from Your commandments!
Your word I have hidden in my heart,
That I might not sin against You.
Blessed are You, O Lord!
Teach me Your statutes.
With my lips I have declared
All the judgments of Your mouth.
I have rejoiced in the way of Your testimonies,
As much as in all riches.
I will meditate on Your precepts,
And contemplate Your ways.
I will delight myself in Your statutes;
I will not forget Your word.
Let the young listen to the word of God and with the whole heart follow what they discover in God’s commandments, so that they will not wander from it.
However, for that to happen, the young must hide the word of God in their hearts, and that will keep them from sinning against the Lord.
Therefore, they should bless the Lord, asking Him to teach them His statutes, and then they can teach others what they learned from the Lord.
That will lead to joy in their hearts, and it will lead to them wanting to meditate even more in the Lord’s written word, and delight shall fill their souls, and they will determine never to forget His word.