How Shall A Young Man Cleanse His Way?. A Matter of the Heart!. The Whole Heart. “With my whole heart have I sought thee: Oh let me not wander from thy commandments” (Psm. 119:10). In Reverence – Psm. 86:11. In Love – Matt. 22:37. In Purity – James 4:8. In Obedience – Psm. 119:9.
A Matter of the Heart!
“With my whole heart have I sought thee: Oh let me not wander from thy commandments” (Psm. 119:10)
In Reverence – Psm. 86:11
In Love – Matt. 22:37
In Purity – James 4:8
In Obedience – Psm. 119:9
PRINCIPLE: “He that is not with me is against me; and he that gathereth not with me scattereth.”(v. 23)
ILLUSTRATION: The Unclean Spirit (v.24-26)
LESSON: Just to be empty of evil not enough – we must be filled with God !
Thy word have I laid up in my heart, That I might not sin against thee (Psm. 119:11)
I will meditate on thy precepts, And have respect unto thy ways (Psm. 119:15)
I will delight myself in thy statutes; I will not forget thy word (Psm. 119:16)
Heart used as God designed: Never Forgets!
“The hearing ear, and the seeing eye, Jehovah hath made even both of them.” (Prov. 20:12)
I have rejoiced in the way of thy testimonies as much as in all riches(Psm. 119:14)
Moreover by them is thy servant warned: In keeping them there is great reward. (Psm. 19:11)
“For from within, out of the heart of men evil thoughts proceed, fornications, thefts, murders, adulteries, covetings, wickednesses, deceit, lasciviousness, an evil eye, railing, pride, foolishness…” (Mk. 7:21-23)
Be not fashioned according to this world (Rom. 12:2)
Be not deceived, evil companionships corrupt good morals (I Cor. 15:33)
Not Total Nudity (Jms. 2:15-17)
“Strip the Naked”(Job 22:6)
Uncover Leg – Naked (Isa. 47:2-3)
Cover Thigh (Exodus 28:42)
Proper Clothing – Proper Attitude (Modest, Shamefastness, Sobriety (I Timothy 2:9-10, Luke 11:8)
Avoid Committing Adultery in heart (Matt. 5:27-28)
Avoid Contempt For People’s Existence (Matt. 5:21-22)
No Filthiness or Foolish Talking, or Jesting (Eph. 5:4)
Seeking God With My WHOLE HEART!
The Cleansed Way (Psm. 119:9-16)
Carefully Placing God’s Word in My MEDITATING HEART!