Wherewithal shall a young man cleanse his way? by taking heed thereto according to thy word. Psalm 119:9

Ultimate Cleansing Psalm 119:9

Oh how I desire for my grandchildren to stay pure.  It is one of my daily prayers for them.  May the Lord give them grace to determine to have a pure heart before Him, now while they are young!

Psalm 119:9 Wherewithal shall a young man cleanse his way? By taking heed thereto according to thy word.

I know that before any of them can determine to have a pure heart that they must first know the ultimate cleansing. 

What is the ultimate cleansing?

As a child a realized that I was a wicked sinner in the sight of God.  It was impossible for me to do anything in and of myself to be cleansed from my sin. I was privileged to be taught from the Bible  that only One can forgive sins, and that is Jesus only.  Yes, I am a sinner, but praise God, a sinner saved by grace.  You too can know this cleansing.

Once I came to know God and know His word, I could have a daily cleansing through Him by being a doer of the Word.  My cleansing, my sanctification comes through God’s Word. God’s Word is Truth.!

John 17:17 Sanctify them through thy truth: thy word is truth.

Psalm 19:8 … the commandment of the Lord is pure, enlightening the eyes.

The God of peace sanctifies me wholly – spirit, soul, and body 

1 Thessalonians 5:23 And the very God of peace sanctify you wholly; and I pray God your whole spirit and soul and body be preserved blameless unto the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ.

I must sanctify the Lord God in my heart, so that I am always ready to let others know the reason for the hope in me.

1 Pet. 3:15  But sanctify the Lord God in your hearts: and be ready always to give an answer to every man that asketh you a reason of the hope that is in you with meekness and fear:

Take Heed to God’s Word

Your soul will be purified as you obey Him in Truth   

1 Peter 1:22 Seeing ye have purified your souls in obeying the truth

“No nobler ambition can lie before a youth, none to which he is called by so sure a calling; but none in which greater difficulties can be found. Let him not, however, shrink from the glorious enterprise of living a pure and gracious life; rather let him enquire the way by which all obstacles may be overcome. Let him not think that he knows the road to easy victory, nor dream that he can keep himself by his own wisdom; he will do well to follow the Psalmist, and become an earnest enquirer asking how he may cleanse his way. Let him become a practical disciple of the holy God, who alone can teach him how to overcome the world, the flesh, and the devil, that trinity of defilers by whom many a hopeful life has been spoiled. He is young and unaccustomed to the road, let him not be ashamed often to enquire his way of him who is so ready and so able to instruct him in it.” -Treasury of David

Proverbs 1:10  My son, if sinners entice thee, consent thou not. 

Ecclesiastes 12:1  Remember now thy Creator in the days of thy youth, while the evil days come not, nor the years draw nigh, when thou shalt say, I have no pleasure in them; 

2 Timothy 2:22  Flee also youthful lusts: but follow righteousness, faith, charity, peace, with them that call on the Lord out of a pure heart. 

Psalm 119:11  Thy word have I hid in mine heart, that I might not sin against thee. 

John 15:3  Now ye are clean through the word which I have spoken unto you. 


Jesus only can forgive and cleanse and make you pure and whole.


Verse by Verse Daily Bible Reading and Study on Psalm 119

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