But How Can I Live Well?

All afternoon, I think about Psalm 119:9-16 as an answer to the question, “How can I live a godly life? How can I keep my way pure?” I especially think about this for all the incoming freshmen students who want to live in a way that pleases God.

The psalmist writes:

How can a young man keep his way pure?
    By guarding it according to your word.
With my whole heart I seek you;
    let me not wander from your commandments!
I have stored up your word in my heart,
    that I might not sin against you.
 Blessed are you, O Lord;
    teach me your statutes!
 With my lips I declare
    all the rules of your mouth.
In the way of your testimonies I delight
    as much as in all riches.
 I will meditate on your precepts
    and fix my eyes on your ways.
 I will delight in your statutes;
    I will not forget your word.

I consider what it means to seek God with my whole heart so I do not wander. I think about storing up His word more and more. I think about how to fix my eyes on God and how to delight in Him. I will guard my life according to God’s word.

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