Daily Devotional: Wednesday, March 27 - Know The Word

“How can a young person stay on the path of purity? By living according to your word. I seek you with all my heart; do not let me stray from your commands. I have hidden your word in my heart that I might not sin against you.” — Psalm 119:9-11

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Winning basketball games is greatly dependent on game planning — defensive tactics and strategies, offensive tactics and strategies, substitution patterns, etc. Each game plan is different based on the opponent and their strengths and weaknesses. To be a successful team, everyone has to be on the same page.

When it comes to your walk with God, the same is true. That’s why it is essential that you put in time reading, understanding and executing the truth of God’s Word in your own life. It is essential to know and do God’s Word — the only way to live a productive and effective Christian life.

Psalm 119:105 says, “Your word is a lamp for my feet, a light on my path.” God’s Word is a lamp for your feet because it lets you know where you stand with God — your heart, your attitude and how you’re living your life. It also says the Word is “a light on my path.” If you walk in the light of the truth of Scripture, you will be heading in the right direction from God’s perspective.

As you move along in life, I pray that you will have the same heart for God’s Word as described in Psalm 119:103-104: “How sweet are your words to my taste, sweeter than honey to my mouth! I gain understanding from your precepts; therefore I hate every wrong path.”

— Jerry Birch, Cleveland Cavaliers chaplain

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