I have hidden your word in my heart that I might not sin against you. Ps. 119:11 (NIV)
Growing up in church,
memorizing scripture was a part of my young life. Listening to hundreds of
sermons, Sunday School lessons and other exposure to the scripture tended to
put lots of it in my mind and heart.
The Psalmist hits on something here that we all should pay attention to as we walk through this life. There is something very powerful about the word of God. In fact, Jesus told His first disciples that the Holy Spirit would remind them of the things He had taught them. (John 14:26)
I have found this to be true many times when a verse of scripture I hadn’t thought of in a long time comes back to my mind at just the right time. Of course this wouldn’t happen at all if I hadn’t first read it and hidden it in my heart. The word hidden in our hearts becomes a powerful ally in our efforts to obey the commands of God.
What scriptures can you begin to hide in your heart today? Open up your bible or bible app and make sure you are adding God’s truth into your daily life. This world is absolutely no friend to following God’s commands. It is a daily struggle to navigate temptations, self-centeredness, ungodly attitudes and even to love everyone as we’ve been commanded.
God's word delivers us, protects us and encourages us.
Hide the word in your heart today!
Dear God, Please don’t let me wander from You, especially to follow my own desires when they conflict with Your will. Let Your word live in me and keep me from disobeying Your will. Amen
Pastor Wes Humble, Executive Director of Ministry and Community Relations