2a of 22 from Psalm 119
In the “last post,” the word “Wherewithal,” and the phrase, how “shall a young man cleanse his way” were defined. In “this post,” we will consider “where all that we do” comes from.
(v 10) tells us that “With my whole heart have I sought thee.” Our verse in
Hebrews 10:22 tells us that our “heart” must be “true.” This faith must not only be “true,” but also
with “full assurance of faith.” This “full
assurance” is a faith without doubt, a faith that says I believe, regardless of
the discourse thrown before us.
Within our “heart,” we must also purge out all evil thoughts. “How can we go to God with hatred and bitterness in our heart, and ask Him to bless us?” If you want (and) desire to get closer to God, your character must change. (In our salvation, we became new creatures.)
Let God teach you, and in that teaching allow these precepts to be hidden within your heart. You will be less likely to follow the world, consequently not allowing yourselves to fall into sin. (You are the one that accepts the temptation placed before you. The devil does not make you do it.)
With our “assurance of faith,” note we are to speak to others about God.
I know most apply this verse only to the Preacher, the Pastor, and/or the Missionary. However, Jesus is speaking to Christians. As members of a local
, you are “The
Missionary” to your locality. (“Well Bro
John, I live twelve miles from our Church.” “Then the path from your house to the Church
is your New Testament
Church Mission field.”)
For us to fail in our study of His Word, (failure to do our work as a Missionary) is a sin against God and it puts us at enmity [being an enemy] with God. Seek Him, and follow Him as He guides through The Holy Spirit.
Some of us claim Jesus, only because “He loves us.” We know God loves us, however, in that love we are to follow as He guides. Seek God with “my whole heart.”
Bro John R. E Chastain