How can a young man cleanse his way? By taking heed according to Your word. Psalm 119:9
There are many ways that health-conscious folks try to ensure the purity of their physical bodies and improve their health. Eating organically-grown foods, drinking pure water, breathing clean air, engaging in cleansing fasts, cutting out junk food—are all ways to help detox our body. Our world grows less pure, from a physical standpoint, every day due to pollution and other toxicities.
What about our spiritual life? Our world certainly seems to grow more spiritually toxic all the time, and it is impossible to avoid encountering snares and temptations. So how do we keep our spiritual “body” pure? The psalmist had a solution: Store up God’s Word in our heart so that we might not sin against Him and apply the wisdom and direction His Word offers into our life (Psalm 119:9, 11). Think about it: If we obey (apply) God’s Word, we won’t choose to sin. And if we memorize (store up) God’s Word, it will be within a thought’s reach when we are faced with temptation.
The more we live “in” God’s Word, the purer our life will be in the midst of a toxic world.
God requires an inward purity as well as an outward performance. John Blanchard
The Purifying & Preserving Power of the Word of God – Psalm 119:9-11 (4.5.17) – Pastor Jordan Rogers