Psalm 119:9, “Wherewithal shall a young man cleanse his way? by taking heed thereto according to thy word.”
This is a great question listed in our Scripture for today. It is my goal that every teenager that sits under my voice each week in Sunday School will come to the place where they ask themselves this question. Ultimately, I want them to come to me, their parents or their Pastor and ask them this question. This is a valid question that we all need to ask ourselves and then go to God and ask Him.
The answer to the question is this. The only way to “cleanse his way” is to first of all realize he is a sinner and he needs a Saviour. We all must come to the realization that we are sinners and we cannot do anything on our own to get us to heaven. See Romans 3:23, “For all have sinned, and come short of the glory of God;”
We need to repent of our sin. This word repent means that we change our mind and direction. We change our mind about our sin. We realize we are sinning against God. We change our direction by turning to God and placing our faith and trust in Him. Look at the words of Romans 6:23, “For the wages of sin is death; but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord.”
We need to recognize that Jesus died on the cross to pay the debt of our sin. He died for me just like I was the only person ever born on the earth. He did it for you and for me. He also was buried in a tomb and three (3) days later He arose from the dead as He said He would. This proves that everything He says is true. Read the words of Romans 5:8, “But God commendeth” (demonstrated) “his love toward us, in that, while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us.”
Then we need to reach out to Him in prayer and acknowledge to Him everything we just talked about. The Word of God tells us in Romans 10:9-10, “That if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised him from the dead, thou shalt be saved. For with the heart man believeth unto righteousness; and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation.”
Call upon the Lord Jesus Christ today in prayer and say something like this, “Lord Jesus, I am a sinner and I need a Saviour. Right now, I turn from my sin and accept you as my Lord and Saviour believing that You died and arose again from the grave. Thank You for saving me. In Jesus name, Amen.”
If you prayed a simple prayer like this one in your own words and you meant it with all of your heart then you are saved. You are now a child of God. If you have made this decision and prayed this pray please write to me at: firstname.lastname@example.org and let me get you some more information on your new life in Christ.
Today’s reading: Psalm 119; Proverbs 31