“How can a young person stay on the path of purity? By living according to your word” (Psalm 119:9).
The way I memorized this verse as a young man is, “How can a young man keep his way pure? By guarding it according to your word.”
While the verse is speaking about a young person or a young man, the truth of this verse applies to all people. The question is, “How can we live in a way that is pure and God-honoring?”
That is a fantastic question.
Thank goodness, God gives us an answer.
How can we live in a way that is pure, a way that is God-honoring? By living our lives according to God’s word.
But here’s the thing: in order to live according to God’s word, we have to know God’s word. We have to spend time with God’s word. We have to memorize God’s word.
It’s interesting that we can remember the storyline of our favorite movies and books. We can often quote by heart some of our favorite lines from television shows and movies. Most sports fans can remember details of specific touchdowns or plays or games.
I wonder how many Christians can recall the storyline of God’s story of salvation. I wonder how many Christians can quote by heart some of their favorite verses from God’s word. I wonder how many details of the life of Jesus Christians can recall.
One of these changes eternal destinies. The other is trivia: it is trivial.
Friends, invest in memorizing, reading, and familiarizing yourselves with the story of God.
How can we live a life that is pure and a life that honors God? The only way to live this life is to live according to God’s word.
Invest, set aside time, be very intentional about prioritizing time with God’s word.
This is a great start. Thank you for reading. This would be a good verse to memorize and to have in your hearts.