Psalm 119:9-16 reads:
9 How can a young man keep his way pure? By guarding it according to your word.
10 With my whole heart I seek you; let me not wander from your commandments!
11 I have stored up your word in my heart, that I might not sin against you.
12 Blessed are you, O LORD; teach me your statutes!
13 With my lips I declare all the rules of your mouth.
14 In the way of your testimonies I delight as much as in all riches.
15 I will meditate on your precepts and fix my eyes on your ways.
16 I will delight in your statutes; I will not forget your word.
You know those moments that you reread a few verses that as a young man you read and they carry just as much weight in your heart now as the did then? The verses above are that for me. These verses take me back to me being in high school and really trying to figure out who I was and who I wanted to be. These verses gave me the place to set my life on… a bedrock if you will.
It’s amazing how these verses creep back into my life at just the right time. It’s amazing that they mean just as much to me today as they did then. So many of us become caught up with wanting new revelations of what God is doing; of where the Holy Spirit is leading; of how Jesus is going to be exalted. When maybe, just maybe we need to be reminded of old ones. You know, the ones that are our bedrock.
These are some of those verses for me. Really. In those hours of struggling for purity, this passage was spoken over me, “…by guarding it according to your word…” That’s rich friend. This is a passage of hope for me. It’s a call to hold onto what God has said in His word to me, to us, and for us.
So, this passage is filled with a challenge to action, but filled with promise and hope. It’s a glorious reminder to me, and maybe it will be for you.
What are some bedrock passages for you? Share in the comments section.
[BTW – this post was entirely typed on my iPad… ha!]