Monday 18th January
How can a young man keep his way pure? By keeping it according to Your word. With all my heart I have sought You; Do not let me wander from Your commandments. Your word I have treasured in my heart, that I may not sin against You.
You can overcome temptation by focusing your life on God's Word!
Read those verses again slowly, taking in each thought. If you have your Bible handy, I encourage you to underline this passage. It would be a great one to memorize. It contains one of the most important principles of your Christian life.
DL Moody put it this way. He said, "Either sin will keep you from this Book, or this Book will keep you from sin!" Which is it in your life?
You see, if temptation is attempting to get your focus off God and His Word and onto the thing you are being tempted about, then the best way to overcome temptation is to bring your focus back to God and His Word.
If you do not build your life each day around God's Word, then you are inviting Satan and this secular world and your own sin-nature to move your focus off God and to change your perspective on life and to make the things of this world more important to you than spiritual things.
Ask God now: help me treasure your word in my heart.
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