Thy word have I hid in mine heart, that I might not sin against thee.
Have you hidden the word in your heart?
You may attend church “religiously.” You may also participate in Bible study every Wednesday or Thursday or whichever day the ministry/church has it. However, that is not enough. You also have the responsibility to store the word your heart. You have to read the Bible for yourself. When you read, you have to seek God for revelation. When you get revelation, you have to make sure your actions and your attitude lines up with what you read and what God has revealed. It is your responsibility to use the word as a guide. You don’t want to commit acts of sin because you don’t know better. The word will help you make the distinction between sins of commission and sins of omission. In the world there is a saying, “ignorance of the law is no defense.” The same is true with the Father. There is no reason for you not to know. The word is there, you have to read it, understand it and apply it.
1 John 2:24-27 So you must be sure to keep the message burning in your hearts; that is, the message of life you heard from the beginning. If you do, you will always be living in close fellowship with the Son and with the Father. 25 And he himself has promised us the never-ending life of the ages to come! 26 I’ve written these things about those who are attempting to lead you astray. 27 But the wonderful anointing you have received from God is so much greater than their deception and now lives in you. There’s no need for anyone to keep teaching you. His anointing teaches you all that you need to know, for it will lead you into truth, not a counterfeit. So just as the anointing has taught you, remain in him. (The Passion Translation)
The Father loves you too much to leave you at the whims of someone else, even if they mean well. He will teach you Himself if you allow Him to; if you submit to Him; and if you will spend time with Him and in His word.
Please agree with me as I pray:
Father, in the name of Jesus, draw me closer to You. As I carve out time for our communion, I ask You speak to my heart, show me Your word and give me revelation knowledge. I want to understand You more so I can live a life that is pleasing to You. I will store the word in my heart. I will allow it to show me my sins. Is not enough to be knowledgeable of the enemy’s devices I also have to know Your word. Please help me to make it a lamp unto my feet and a light unto my path…