SUNDAY 9 October, 2016
Keeping Yourself from Sin
For all His judgments were before me; and as for His statutes, I did not depart from them. I was also blameless before Him, and I kept myself from my iniquity Therefore the Lordhas recompensed me according to my righteousness, according to my cleanness in His eyes. - >2 Samuel 22:23-25
David had excellent principles in his life––except in the case of Bathsheba. David, as a man after God’s own heart, lived by God’s judgments and statues and never departed from them:
David did what was right in the eyes of the Lord, and had not turned aside from anything that He commanded him all the days of his life, except in the matter of Uriah the Hittite (1 Kings 15:5).
David in his relationship with God; asked the Lord to cleanse his life from sin. Through God’s tender mercies––He removed the stain of his sin and made him spotless (Psalm 51). David knew the power and authority of God’s Word; it kept him from continuous sin.
We should underline 2 Samuel 22:23 in our Bibles, as a reminder of how important the Word of God is in our lives. If we want to keep ourselves from sin, we must pay attention to God’s Word every single day. Psalm 119:9 tells us: How can a young man cleanse his way? By taking heed according to Your word.
Christians must obey God’s Word. The Bible is not a book of rules and regulations, as many people think. Obedience to God naturally stems from having a love relationship with Him. Second John 1:6 simply explains: This is love, that we walk according to His commandments…
Christians must not only read their Bible but obey what is written in it.
“The Bible will keep you from sin, or sin will keep you from the Bible.”
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