Our Hearts Are Designed To Be Filled
Our hearts are designed to be filled. We can either fill them with God’s Word or with other things. For David, he knew the significance of the Word of God and so stored it up in his heart. He says, “I have stored up your word in my heart, that I might not sin against you” (Ps 119:11). David understood that the way to stay away from sin is by treasuring or storing the word of God in his heart. The Word of God is indispensable for righteous living.
“How can a young man keep his way pure? By guarding it according to your word” (Ps 119:9). If you want to keep your way pure, free from lust, pornography, gossip, lies, pride, unrighteous anger, bitterness, etc. God’s Word is the sure and certain power and guide. When we embrace the Word of God, study it, meditate on it, memorize it, it becomes a lamp to our feet and a light to our path (Ps 119:105). Without it we miss the path of righteousness. If there has ever been a time when we need to treasure up the Word of God in our hearts, it is now. With all the godless voices that speak to us daily on the TV, social media, news channels, we need the Light of God’s Word to discern the right path. It is only in the light of God’s word that we can see (Ps 36:9).
One way to hide God’s Word in your heart is through Bible memorization. God blessed us last Sunday with the pure and unadulterated Word as Andy Naselli recited the book of Romans to us. What a blessing it was to hear God’s Word in this unique way. If you were blessed by it as much as I was, I encourage you to strive together with me towards this discipline. You do not have to do a whole book of the Bible. You can memorize Psalm 91 with the rest of the Jubilee Family, one or two verses each week.
Let us treasure up God’s Word in our hearts