After returning from church President Coolidge’s wife asked, “What did the preacher speak about today?”
“Sin,” came the brief reply.
“What did he say about it?” wondered Mrs. Coolidge.
“He’s certainly against it!” said the president.
One of the Psalmists asked a great question: “How can a young man stay pure?” He then gave a simple, easily understood answer: “By obeying Your word!”
He then continues by informing young people to develop personal wisdom and integrity and be disciplined if they want to live an uncorrupted life. But how can we, young and old, do this?
The answer does not appear to be complicated but it may be difficult to follow: “I have hidden Your word in my heart, that I might not sin against You!”
The way to “hide God’s Word in our hearts” and to draw His wisdom from it is to invest time in reading and meditating on it. This “reading and meditating” is much like a cow chewing a cud. After we read it, we think about it by turning it over and over in our minds, asking God to show us the truth and wisdom that it contains. Another way of meditating would be like holding a beautiful diamond in the sunlight and carefully turning it around and around to see the brilliant colors “inside.”
Prayer: Lord, may we love Your Word so much that we will make reading, praying and meditating the most important part of each day. In Jesus’ Name. Amen.
Scripture for Today: Psalm 119:9-16 I have hidden your word in my heart that I might not sin against you.