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Psalm 119:11

THE INWARD LIFE OF A STEWARD
Purity

I have stored up your word in my heart, that I might not sin against you.

No one wants to sin against our Father who has saved us by His grace. But, sadly, we all too often fail to take full advantage of a spiritual power we have in order to avoid sin in our lives. David shares how he uses this power when he says in Psalm 119:11, I have stored up your word in my heart, that I might not sin against you (ESV). Notice, it is not just reading the Word that gives us the power, it is storing it up in our hearts that gives us the power. It is the memorization, the meditation, and the contemplation of the Word that releases the power. If you want to have real success in overcoming both occasional and persistent sins in your life, bathe yourselves in the Word. Think about it.