How can a young man keep his way pure?
By living according to Your word. I seek You
with all my heart; do not let me stray from
Your commands. I have hidden Your word
in my heart that I might not sin against you.
Praise be to You, O Lord; teach me Your
decrees. With my lips I recount all the laws
that come from Your mouth. I rejoice in
following Your statutes as one rejoices in
I meditate on Your precepts and consider
Your ways. I delight in your decrees; I will
not neglect Your word.
These instructions serve a
dual purpose, either to
KEEP you on the straight
and narrow or to help you
FIND your way back.
Think of God’s word as both a MIRROR and a
MAP, showing us not only where we are but
hot to get to where we need to be.
We seek the FACE of God through the WORD
It is not about knowing the
Bible as much as meeting and
getting to know the AUTHOR
Memorizing scripture is gathering INTEL in
What is INWARDLY hidden in your heart will
eventually be OUTWARDLY visible.
Reading, study, meditation,
and memorization are
INVITATIONS for God to
teach you through His word
The rejoicing is not in adding another MEMORY
verse, but in the ability to FOLLOW
…as we allow God’s word to take more ground
in the battleground of the MIND, we are better
enabled to keep in step with Him in the
battlefield of LIFE
Please take a moment to fill out your
My Next Step Today is to:
( ) Do the home life help (in bulletin)
( ) Pick a verse/text to memorize
( ) Memorize verses to help with an area of
struggle (see Dan if you need suggestions)
( ) Spend more time in the Word that the Word
may get more into me
( ) Evaluate if my life is in alignment with God’s
( ) Other________________________