TEXT: PSALM 119:9-16.
🔑KEY VERSE “Thy word have I hid in mine heart, that I might not sin against thee” (PSALM 119:11).
Geographers rely on maps and graphs to locate areas they have not been to before. Seafarers depend on their compass to locate their destination. it will be detrimental to any sea captain who neglects the use of his compass, for he would likely drift to an unknown place. By the same token, we have the word of God as our guide. The onus is on us to completely rely on it powerfully to enable us follow our Lord daily.
There are no other guidebook that can lead us to the kingdom of God except the holy Scriptures. We must, therefore, daily meditate on the precepts and delight ourselves in God’s statutes. The Christian journey is impossible without divine guidance. Dependence on God’s laws keeps the believer on track. Against this backdrop, the psalmist said, “Wherewithal shall a young man cleanse his way? by taking heed thereto according to thy word” (Psalm 119:9).
The word of God in our heart will protect us against sin, shield us from all temptations and make us victorious over sin and Satan. To live a life that is approved of God, believers must always depend on Him and His words. Whatever the challenge, we must follow the Lord’s guidebook.
As you go out today, let the word of God be your guide. Knowing that we are called to a holy walk with the Lord, it is therefore very imperative for us to follow the instruction of His word. That is the only light that can illuminate our paths.
✍THOUGHT FOR THE DAY: There is no stumbling when God leads the way.
BIBLE IN A YEAR: TITUS 1-3.
How to enjoy spiritual healthy lifestyle
- The word of God as heart sanitizer
It is only a constant and prayerful application of the word of God to the heart that can make and keep the heart pure, v9.
- The word of God as heart vaccination
Only the word of God hidden in the heart can produce antibodies against sin and moral impurities, v11.
- The word of God as daily diet for the heart
To grow and remain spiritually healthy, the word of God must be our daily meditation, v15.
- The word of God as spiritual companion
Maintain spiritual closeness to the word of God and avoid spiritual distancing if you want to enjoy God, v16. Take time to memorise it too.
- The word of God confession as means of releasing supernatural power
Positive confession of the word of God turns on the power in the word into supernatural experiences, vv13,14. Believe it, Confess it and have it. ✅
Q What are the other things that must be done with the word of God, from the text, in order to have and sustain a spiritual health?
Your spiritual wealth and health are directly proportional to your attitude towards the word of God.
Lord, give me more love for your word🙏
Lord, teach me to always keep and meditate on your word🙏
Lord, from today, I promise to be confessing and preaching your word and not human ideas🙏
Pray that the word we hear and read will be profitably mixing with faith in our hearts🙏.
HYMN Thy word have I hid in my heart.