Jehovah’s Word Keeps Us Clean

How can a young man keep his path clean? By keeping on guard according to your word. With my whole heart I seek you. Do not let me stray from your commandments.

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We can be spiritually clean if we keep on guard according to God’s word.  This is so even if our parents have not set a good example. Although Hezekiah’s father was an idolater, Hezekiah ‘cleansed his path,’ possibly of pagan influences. Suppose a young person serving God today sins seriously.

Repentance, prayer, parental help, and the loving assistance of Christian elders can help him to be like Hezekiah and ‘cleanse his path and keep on guard.

Although Rahab and Ruth lived long before Psalm 119 was composed, they ‘cleansed their path.’ Rahab was a Canaanite prostitute, but she became known for her faith as a worshiper of Jehovah. The Moabitess Ruth left her own gods, served Jehovah, and complied with his Law to Israel.

Both of these non-Israelite women ‘kept on guard according to God’s word’ and had the wonderful privilege of becoming ancestresses of Jesus Christ.

“The inclination of the heart of man is bad from his youth up,” but young people can follow a clean path, even in this corrupt world under Satan’s control.

As exiles in Babylon, Daniel and three other Hebrew youths ‘kept on guard according to God’s word.’ For instance, they would not pollute themselves “with the delicacies of the king.”  The Babylonians ate unclean animals, forbidden by the Mosaic Law. They did not habitually bleed slaughtered animals, and their eating unbled meat violated God’s law on blood.

No wonder the four Hebrews would not partake of the king’s delicacies! Those godly youths maintained spiritual cleanness and thus set a fine example.

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~ by DJ Camstar on 02/09/2016.

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