“As I learn your righteous regulations, I will thank you by living as I should!” (Psalms 119:7 NLT)
We are drowning in a sea of sexual images and sinful attractions. Everywhere we look we find temptation to fill our minds with thoughts of sexual relationships that God wouldn’t approve. The writer asked a question that troubles us all: How do we stay pure in a contaminating environment? We cannot do this on our own but must have counsel and strength more dynamic than the tempting influences around us. Where can we find that strength and wisdom? By reading God’s Word and doing what it says.(Tyndale Study Bible)
I am sure we all will have celebrations during this time. Do we think of the people less fortunate than ourselves? People with problems and dilemmas, wanting to commit suicide. There are so many people out in the world that need help and love. We all have a responsibility to touch and love somebody.
As 2018 is upon us, we should all be asking ourselves what we can do for others.
It starts, however, with us being pure. We need to stay in the Word. Let that be your goal for the rest of your life.
Yesterday I was watching people having fun. Just as the writer says, it is all the images around us that detract us from being pure. I need help, and I am sure we all do. We can’t do it alone. We have God and His Word to rely on.
“Lord, I pray that you guide me through all these temptations. Give me the conviction to help myself and then to help others. May my behaviour show your Love and gratitude. In Jesus name, I pray. Amen.”