How can a young person stay pure? By obeying your word. I have tried hard to find you— don’t let me wander from your commands. I have hidden your word in my heart, that I might not sin against you.
Psalms 119:9-11 NLT
I liked the question and answer in verse 9: “How can a young person stay pure? By obeying your word.” That seemed like it was a direct and to the point answer, as I sit in this cafe enjoying the smell of coffee is making me think of another question? Is there any other example of that one question in the bible?
I LOVE this bible app https://bible.com/bible, (it has a brown book with gold letters that read the Holy Bible and a red bookmark at the bottom of it) because all you have to do is click on the search button that looks like a magnifying glass. Type in what you want to look up and scriptures will be pulled up. I like the New Living Translation, and the Amplified. Example: Sex before marriage….
But because there is so much sexual immorality, each man should have his own wife, and each woman should have her own husband.
1 Corinthians 7:2 NLT
Give honor to marriage, and remain faithful to one another in marriage. God will surely judge people who are immoral and those who commit adultery.
Hebrews 13:4 NLT
When you follow the desires of your sinful nature, the results are very clear: sexual immorality, impurity, lustful pleasures, idolatry, sorcery, hostility, quarreling, jealousy, outbursts of anger, selfish ambition, dissension, division, envy, drunkenness, wild parties, and other sins like these. Let me tell you again, as I have before, that anyone living that sort of life will not inherit the Kingdom of God.
Galatians 5:19-21 NLT
This explains why a man leaves his father and mother and is joined to his wife, and the two are united into one. Now the man and his wife were both naked, but they felt no shame.
Genesis 2:24-25 NLT
I am going to stop here, because I believe I have made my point. It really isn’t hard to keep on reading and getting a different look to whatever you may be going through. It may even seem like the bible is talking about you and you are like “WOW” how can this be?
I wonder if that is why, “it’s called the Living Word?” I’m trying to think if that is the right phase. Lisa – let me open another page and let google attempt to answer this question. I am right the Bible is referred to as the “Living Word.” I am smiling, because sometimes I don’t think I am remembering anything from what I have learned from church as well as my own studies. I am glad I just proved myself wrong.
My mind is wondering and I have to go back to the top of the page to find out what was the next part of what I am trying to talk about (or type about). I realized that one verse has a lot of questions. It makes you think and want to clear up every statement. The next part is “I have tried hard to find you”– That is a good question. How many times have you set and wondered what I am going to do? You may be looking at overdue bills and no money coming in to help clear up your account and hoping you can still keep a roof over your families head and food on the table.
You’re probably thinking how can a book help me get out of this mess? You start thinking how you are not hurting anyone and how you are working so hard to do the right thing, then why am I here? More unanswered questions.
There was a time when I thought I was doing the right thing by working as hard as I can, helping as many people as I could, and never giving up hope. Isn’t that all we can do? Do we look for another job that pays more, what? I changed how I act and whom I hang out with, what else am I supposed to do?
I really can’t put it into words, because all I know is that the Bible gets me to stop focusing on what is happening in the world and calms me down. I put my faith where it belongs.
Dear brothers and sisters, after we were separated from you for a little while (though our hearts never left you), we tried very hard to come back because of our intense longing to see you again.
1 Thessalonians 2:17 NLT
I know, my God, that you examine our hearts and rejoice when you find integrity there. You know I have done all this with good motives, and I have watched your people offer their gifts willingly and joyously.
1 Chronicles 29:17 NLT
I have told you all this so that you may have peace in me. Here on earth you will have many trials and sorrows. But take heart, because I have overcome the world.”
John 16:33 NLT
There is no place God cannot find you if you open your heart towards Him and know you cannot hide from Him. He will let you walk your path, because no one can force you to believe. He will either put someone in front of your steps, you could hear a song, or someone talking. Someone He will get you thinking and you will seek Him out.
I believe I have already answered the latter part of verse 9 “I have hidden your word in my heart, that I might not sin against you.” He knows our every step, our thoughts, so there is no place where we could hide even if we tried. Why would you, because if you only knew? I want to run towards Him and I hope I am not alone? Take one step at a time and watch what happens!!!