May 07, 2020 · Bob Gass
“I have hidden your word in my heart, that I might not sin against you.” Psalm 119:11 NLT
Are you discouraged because you keep committing the same sins over and over again? Here’s your answer: soak your mind in God’s Word! Just like you soak a sponge in water and it comes out dripping and filled to capacity, soak your mind in scripture until it’s filled to the brim with God’s Word. That way, when you’re tempted to do wrong, your first recourse will be a Spirit-and-Word-empowered response. If you keep doing what you’ve always done, you’ll keep getting the same results. So if you are sick and tired of living in defeat, here’s a time-tested prescription from God’s Word for making you whole: “How can a young person [or an older one] stay pure? By obeying your word” (v. 9 NLT). “You are already clean because of the word…I have spoken to you” (John 15:3 NKJV). “That He might sanctify and cleanse [you] with the washing of water by the word” (Ephesians 5:26 NKJV). “The word of God is living and powerful, and sharper than any two-edged sword, piercing even to the division of soul and spirit…joints and marrow, and is a discerner of the thoughts and intents of the heart” (Hebrews 4:12 NKJV). “Your words were found, and I ate them, and Your word was to me the joy and rejoicing of my heart; for I am called by Your name” (Jeremiah 15:16 NKJV). These scriptures all lead to one conclusion: if you’re serious about wanting to walk in victory, you must get into God’s Word and get God’s Word into you. There is no other way.