The Bible is a fascinating book, inspired by God and is useful to teach us what is true and to make us realize what is wrong in our lives. It corrects us when we are wrong and teaches us to do what is right (2 Timothy 3:16; NLT). It is the written word of God.
From the Bible, we learn that the word of God is a GUARD – against sinning. When we hide the word of God in our hearts, we are guarded from sinning against him (Psalm 119:11). When we find ourselves willfully sinning against God, we must take a moment to see if the word of God is controlling our heart or not, for out of it comes the issues of life (Proverbs 4:23). What you would find is that there is a direct correlation between the quality time spent in meditating on the word of God and our life of holiness.
Points to ponder:
Sin is crouching at the door, eager to control us – we must subdue it and be its master (Genesis 4:7), which is possible when we hide the word of God in our heart. Is your heart and mine, filled with the word of God from his word?
Psalm 119:11 (KJV)
11 Thy word have I hid in mine heart, that I might not sin against thee.