April 4th, 2014 | By admin
By Aunt Mary
A number of things have been discussed in this blog about young people and their Christian journey. Yes, we are on a journey. A journey to Heaven. It’s my desire to be with all my family and friends, but to encourage them, I must keep my body pure. Even grandma’s have problems keeping themselves pure.
If you read Psalm 119, you can gain much of what David says about living a godly life. He gives us several instructions in that chapter. It is the longest chapter in the Bible, but it is also my favorite chapter. David is such a kind, compassionate writer. He is so honest with God in his prayers. Let’s look at a little about purity. I will admit that I’m taking this from a sermon our minister, Kevin Williams, preached a couple of months ago. It has some very good ideas.
As a Christian we must live by God’s Word. Why? Because He is our Creator. Eccl. 12:1 gives us some good advice. “Remember now your Creator in the days of your youth, before the difficult days come, and the years draw near when you shall say, ‘I have no pleasure in them.’” How true that is and how sad that you people do not think about remembering God when they are young. They always feel there will be time later to depend on God. So sad, many young people die each day.
We should seek God wholeheartedly through His Word. Study the Bible each day. Make it a habit to take time to study God’s Word. The NKJV says, “Be diligent to present yourself approved to God, a worker who does not need to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth.” The KJV says, “Study to show yourself approved.” In other words, we should study diligently.
Never wander from God’s Word, Psalm 119:4. “You have commanded us to keep Your precepts diligently.” When you study and spend time with Christians, you will not want to wander from what God tells us to do. I always wanted my children to have Christian friends, and if their friends were not Christians, we talked about what did and how they behaved.
We should treasure God’s Word. I remember Senator John McCain saying when he was in prisoner in North Vietnam that he quoted every verse in the Bible he could remembered. He treasured God’s Word. Even when he was attacked time and again by the guards, he remembered God Word. Respect God’s Word. Treasure it in your heart.
Next week, we’ll continue with this subject of youth and purity.