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Text From the Word Psalm 119:9 "Wherewithal shall a young man cleanse his way? by taking heed thereto according to thy word."

Treasure of Wisdom "A Christian who is not living in the Word of God will be a weak and defeated Christian."


Psalm 119:9-16 "Wherewithal shall a young man cleanse his way? by taking heed thereto according to thy word. With my whole heart have I sought thee: O let me not wander from thy commandments. Thy word have I hid in mine heart, that I might not sin against thee. Blessed art thou, O LORD: teach me thy statutes. With my lips have I declared all the judgments of thy mouth. I have rejoiced in the way of thy testimonies, as much as in all riches. I will meditate in thy precepts, and have respect unto thy ways. I will delight myself in thy statutes: I will not forget thy word."

When Dr. Ballew passed away, I was given one of his Bibles. There was a note inscribed in the front that said, “Sin will keep you from this book, or this book will keep you from sin.” I had heard that before, but I needed reminding. That statement is absolutely true. I've seen it proven in my own life and the lives of others time and time again. The Bible is not just another book. It is the inspired Word of God that He has given to us to instruct us on how to live. It is the most important resource we have for the Christian life.

God gave an instruction through Moses to the future kings of Israel. Each one was to personally hand write a copy of the law—the entire first five books of the Bible. After they had finished that laborious process their work was not done. “And it shall be with him, and he shall read therein all the days of his life: that he may learn to fear the LORD his God, to keep all the words of this law and these statutes, to do them” (Deuteronomy 17:19). As far as we know from the Old Testament account, none of the kings of Israel or Judah obeyed this instruction. It is little wonder then that so many of them led the nation away from God. It is a love for and obedience to God's Word that will bring victory and success in our Christian walk.