July 10, 2018
“Your Word I have hid in mine heart, that I might not sin against Thee.” ~ Psalm 119:11, KJV.
The Hebrew word for “hid” is “tsaphan” meaning “to hide (by covering up); to conceal – to lay up, to store up; to lie hidden; hide from discovery; treasure.”
One absolute we can be certain of is that if we fail to hide His Word in our hearts, we will fall into sin. The Tempter will come and we will be unable to resist.
There are times the enemy will try to test our resolve and temp us into sin by intentionally coming to us when we are at our strongest spiritually, yet he sees something in the natural that is weak. He did this to Jesus. The enemy did not approach the Lord right before or during His time of fasting in the wilderness, but he waited until the forty days and nights were complete to show up and tempt Him. Jesus may have been weak in His natural body, but He was spiritually filled and full of the bread of God’s Word. (Matthew 4:1-11).
Why would Satan do this? One reason is to provoke you. It is as if he is wanting to test you by saying, “Okay, now let’s see what is really inside of you”. Doesn’t that sound just like something the Devil would do? By testing your resolve, he means to put you in a position in which one way or another you will have to make a decision – resist or give in to him.
When we place the Word of God inside of us every day and live by its standards, we are able to have the spiritual insight to discern enemy tactics when he approaches and the ability to resist just as Jesus did.
In review of the word “hid”, we see that the Word is not something David wore like some charm on his heart. He hid it inside like a treasure is hidden. It cannot be superficially worn on our hearts, but the Word must be “covered up” by it. Nothing is exposed when we hide something. We must tuck it away, each of us individually, placing it within the secret chambers of the heart.
Many of us have a safe in our homes that we place our most valuable or important possessions inside of. These possessions are not out in the open for all to see. Our hearts must be like a safe, hiding the most valuable, eternal possession God has given to us. It is the most treasured gift we have received from our Father, for Jesus is the Word and has been with the Father since the beginning. That Word created all things and “without Him, was not any thing made that was made” (John 1:1-4).
David was no stranger to sin, just as none of us have lived a life free of it. Yet, David learned that the key of walking a holy, righteous life without falling into sin is directly related to knowing God’s Word.
May you remain steadfast in studying His glorious Word. This way, when the temptation to sin comes knocking on your door, even when weakened in the natural, the Word that has been placed in your heart will flood into your mind and be birthed out your mouth in order to defeat the Tempter and live as an overcomer.
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