For this column, I wanted to write about living a pure life before God and man.
David was an honorable and holy man that loved God. In fact, in Psalms 17:8 David asks God to keep him as the apple of HIS eye. So in deciding, I thought who better to teach about living a pure life than David. Here are some verses from Psalm 119:
9: How can a young person stay pure? By obeying your word. 11: “I have hidden your word in my heart, that I might not sin against you.” 15: “I will study your commandments and reflect on your ways.” 16: “I will delight in your decrees and not forget your word.”
Wow, amen, that is a man right there who truly wants to serve God. David goes on to say in verse 23: “I will meditate on your decrees.” In verse 25 and 28 we see that David used God’s word to revive and encourage him. 32: “I will pursue your commands, for you expand my understanding.” 33: “Teach me your decrees, O Lord; I will keep them to the end.”
The other day on the radio I listened to a young man who said something that was very true. He said that as Christians we should never get bored of Christ, living a godly life, witnessing, praying, reading our Bible, etc. And if you are already or beginning to feel that way, your heart is becoming hardened toward Christ and maybe you aren’t really saved. This wise young man went on to say that as children of GOD we must have a longing and a determination to obey GOD’s word.
As David stated in verse 40: “I long to obey your commandments”! And then in verse 44:”I will keep on obeying your instructions.” Remember, God loves you and if you repent HE will forgive you. All you have to do is repent and ask GOD for a new spirit and a heart of flesh while still going about your day living for GOD, but this time with a different attitude. Ezekiel 11:19 says “I will give them a single purpose and put a new spirit in them. I will remove their stubborn hearts and give them obedient hearts.”
Also remember there are people out there who also care about you. I know a good website called Groundwire.net. This website is very helpful and can give you much spiritual support.
Millie is the youngest of three siblings. A Christian, she has been homeschooled for ten years and her favorite subject is math. Millie also enjoys reading, writing, cooking, studying, movies, comedy, dancing and exercising. Millie’s career aspirations include either criminal justice or law school, and she hopes to attend college soon.