clean heart, O God; and renew a right spirit within me"
(Psalm 51:10— KJV).
Kept from Defilement
Those who walk, keep, and seek His Word are blessed because they are kept from defilement.Verse 1says,
"Blessed are the undefiled in the way, who walk in the law of the Lord."
We are blessed if we walk, keep, andseek because we are blessed from being defiled. We can't walk, keep, and seek His word and continue towillfully sin. Forget the word
for a moment. We cannot walk in His Word, keep His Word, seek His Word, hide His Word, store it up in our hearts, and keep on sinning. We cannot love His Word, study HisWord, keep His Word, and willfully do the sinful things we are doing. The Word will either drive us or drawus. That is why so many folks leave the church. They claim they are mad at me or somebody. They are notmad. They just don't want to give up their pleasure. The Word is beginning to clean them. They will eitherhave to leave it alone or clean up. If the Word is preached and taught uncompromisingly, one of two thingswill happen. We will have to leave the Word alone—walk away from it, or we will have to walk away fromthat defilement and that sin and that stuff we are doing that we know is not pleasing to God. If we walk, keep,and seek His Word we will be holy. God guarantees it. If we keep, store it up, and hide the Word in our heartsso we won't sin, walk in the way, and seek His presence day by day, we will be holy. Our problem is that wewould rather be happy than holy. Our aim should be holiness, but rather our aim is happiness. We want to behappy. We have our rifles out, and we have a scope on it at happiness. Boom! We're shooting at happiness.We are aiming at the wrong thing. We need to aim at holiness. Boom! Holy. Boom! Holy. We need to stopaiming at happiness and start aiming at holiness. The good news is that God has promised that if we hitholiness we will be happy. If we hit holiness, we will be blessed. For blessed are the undefiled who walk inand keep the Word of God.
Rescued But Not Enriched
We can be saved and delivered from some stuff and still not find favor with God and man. God not onlywants to save us, but He also wants to enrich our lives. God wants to bless us exceedingly. He wants to blessus. He wants to bless us abundantly. He wants to bless us triply. He wants to bless us quadruply. The believer,the saint who has erred is still saved, but has lost the joy of his salvation. Well, if we have lost it then wheredo we find it? We find it where we lost it. We lost it in unholiness and we will find it in holiness. We lost itwhen we fell into sin. We lost it when we backslid. We were saved, and we are saved, but we don't have that joy. We know we don't have it because we can hardly give God praise. Something is holding us back. Wehave been rescued but we have not yet been enriched. We know we're not walking, keeping and seeking, sowe really can't praise God like we want to praise Him because we have hypocritical feelings in us. But if weare walking, and if we are seeking, and if we are keeping, we can give God some praise. We can give Himsome worship because we seek His face. We try to come into His presence. Blessed are those that walk in HisWord for they are holy, they will be enriched. They walk, they seek, and they keep. They are not onlyrescued, but they are fortified and enriched.
The Living Word
We are blessed because of His Word and because the Word became flesh, and we beheld His glory full of grace and full of truth. We should be glad that the Word became flesh and brought a little grace into our lives.Aren't we glad that the Word became flesh? In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was God, and theWord was with God, and the Word became flesh and we beheld His glory, full of grace and full of truth. I'mglad about it. We not only have a written word, but also we have a living Word. And because He lives, we canface tomorrow. Because He lives, all fear is gone. We don't just have a written word, but we have a livingWord. We can keep the written word, but we can also seek the living Word. We are blessed not only with thewritten word, but also we are blessed with the living Word. The Bible tells us that in the fullness of time theWord stepped out of eternity. The Word was born in a manger. The Word walked the dusty roads of Palestine—made the lame to walk and the blind to see. The Word ministered to the downtrodden and thebrokenhearted. The Word went to Calvary. The Word was rejected by the world. The Word was denied by hisfamily. The Word was condemned by the government. The Word was crucified by Pontius Pilate. The Wordhung, bled and died. Do we know who the Word is? The Word is Jesus. Jesus is the living Word. He died. Hearose. And He lives.
We are indeed blessed through the Word of God. David, the psalmist and author of the 119th Psalm, givesFreely Shared