Wednesday’s Word

Wherewithal shall a young man cleanse his way? by taking heed thereto according to thy word (Psalm 119:9).
Perhaps, we could ask the question in this manner: how can one be made clean; how can one remain clean? The word translated “cleanse” carries the idea of innocent. How can one be innocent when we are guilty? 

All have sinned (Romans 3:23) and all will be judged by God (II Corinthians 5:10).The answer is one and the same: heeding the word of God. Jesus said we are set free by the truth (John 8:32); Paul wrote that our hope is in the truth of the gospel (Colossians 1:23); Peter wrote that our souls are made clean in obeying the gospel (I Peter 1:22); and Paul reminded the brethren that they will remain clean if they remain obedient unto the word (Colossians 1:23).

It takes the same exact thing to make one clean in the twenty-first century, as it did in the first century; it takes the same exact thing to keep one clean in the first century, as it did in the first century. We must “heed” the word of God.The word “heed” presents the idea of: hedging about. We must surround ourselves with the word of God. Every aspect of our lives must be totally immersed in the word of God.

The word of God is completely needed and necessary in our lives and there is no part of our lives in which the word of God may be neglected. Where God’s word does not surround our lives, makes an avenue through which Satan will attack. Sin in the world is as old as the sin in the Garden of Eden and it is as new as the present time.

There is only one thing which can cleanse man of any and all sin, that one thing is heeding the word of God. The gospel of Jesus Christ is the power of God unto salvation (Romans 1:16).Let us determine to be clean and remain clean; let us determine to heed the word of God.