by Pastor Greg Laurie
Getting into God's Word
"How shall a young man cleanse his way? By taking heed according to Your Word." - Psalm 119:9
Did you know that the devil will do everything in his power to stop Christians from walking in the law of the Lord? He wants to keep us from living holy and happy lives. He wants to set traps for us. He wants to trip us up. So what are Christians to do? Can we effectively resist temptation? Or can we only heed the advice of Oscar Wilde who said, "The only way I know of to get rid of temptation is to give into it." Is that the only way to get rid of temptation? The answer is no.
How can we live productively? How can we live holy lives? The Bible gives us the key in Psalm 119:9: "How shall a young man cleanse his way? By taking heed according to Your Word." If we want to live a holy life, we must take heed to the Word of God. We need to get God's Word into our hearts and minds. This way when the devil comes our way, we will be able to use God's Word against him.
The devil says, "Why don't you do this?" But the Word reminds us that we shouldn't. Then the devil will say, "Why don't you go ahead and compromise in this situation?" That's when we need to remember a passage of Scripture that tells us exactly what to do. If we commit the Word of God to memory, it is there to be quickened by the Holy Spirit in our hour of need.
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