Psalm 119:11 - Marked for Life.

Psalm 119:11 (KJV) Thy word have I hid in 
mine heart, that I might not sin against thee. 


This verse contains the secret of true 
Christian living. A mere knowledge of the Word will 
not keep us from sin, but when the Word is 
treasured up in the heart we have the weapons with 
which to meet and conquer the wily foe. [SDA Bible 

   The Bible has the power to change our 
lives and protect us from spiritual harm. Second 
Timothy 3:16 tells us that Scripture is 
"God-breathed," which means the Holy Spirit inspired the 
human beings who wrote it, and God himself 
invested their words with his own breath and his own 
   We need to be careful not to let the 
Bible become a substitute for God, as though his 
presence and voice can be reduced to words on a 
printed page. It is possible to study Scripture 
diligently and yet miss God, as the Pharisees did. But 
it isn't possible to know God as fully as we 
are capable of knowing him without studying 
Scripture. We encounter God with certainty through his 
Word. [NIV Once A Day Bible re Psa. 119:9-16] 


   Most American homes today have a Bible, 
but ironically, fewer than half of all American 
adults can name the four Gospels. And in a survey 
about Americans knowledge of the Bible, most 
participants could name all four Beatles, but they 
couldnt name one of the Ten Commandments. 
   But it gets worse. One in 10 people 
thought Moses was one of Jesuss 12 apostles. In 
addition, 12 percent of American adults thought that 
Joan of Arc was Noahs wife. And 50 percent of 
graduating high school seniors thought Sodom and 
Gomorrah were husband and wife. 
   Although many people own a Bible, they 
dont read the Bible. The number one reason people 
give for not reading the Bible is they dont 
prioritize it. And if they do read it, theyre 
reading without any comprehension. 
   However, we would be better off reading 
10 verses from the Bible with comprehension 
than reading 10 chapters without grasping what 
were reading. 
   The Bible often uses the word meditate. 
This has nothing to do with the Eastern version 
of meditation, which is to clear the mind. The 
biblical meaning of meditation is to ponder and 
   Its sort of like chewing your food. 
When you meditate on Scripture, it helps you 
internalize it more deeply. Think about it. Consider it. 
Contemplate it. Take your time; dont rush through it. 
   And if you want to take it to the next 
level, read your Bible multiple times throughout 
the day. The psalmist said, I have hidden 
your word in my heart, that I might not sin 
against you (Psalm 119:11 NLT). 
   It isnt enough to go through the Word 
of God; the Word of God needs to go through 
you. It isnt how you mark your Bible; its 
how your Bible marks you. So let Gods Word 
impact your life. [Greg Laurie from Harvest 
Ministries; https://www.harvestdaily.com] 


"The prince of this world cometh," said 
Jesus, "and hath nothing in Me." John 14:30. There 
was in Him nothing that responded to Satan's 
sophistry. He did not consent to sin. Not even by a 
thought did He yield to temptation. So it may be 
with us. Christ's humanity was united with 
divinity; He was fitted for the conflict by the 
indwelling of the Holy Spirit. And He came to make us 
partakers of the divine nature. So long as we are 
united to Him by faith, sin has no more dominion 
over us. God reaches for the hand of faith in us 
to direct it to lay fast hold upon the divinity 
of Christ, that we may attain to perfection of 
character.  And how this is accomplished, Christ has 
shown us. By what means did He overcome in the 
conflict with Satan? By the word of God. Only by the 
word could He resist temptation. "It is written," 
He said. And unto us are given "exceeding great 
and precious promises: that by these ye might be 
partakers of the divine nature, having escaped the 
corruption that is in the world through lust." 2 Peter 
1:4. Every promise in God's word is ours. "By 
every word that proceedeth out of the mouth of 
God" are we to live. When assailed by temptation, 
look not to circumstances or to the weakness of 
self, but to the power of the word. All its 
strength is yours. DA123 

God's holy, educating Spirit is in His word. 
A light, a new and precious light, shines 
forth from every page. Truth is there revealed, 
and words and sentences are made bright and 
appropriate for the occasion, as the voice of God 
speaking to the soul The promises spoken by the 
great Teacher will captivate the senses and 
animate the soul with spiritual power that is 
divine. There will grow in the fruitful mind a 
familiarity with divine things that will be as a 
barricade against temptation.  The words of truth will 
grow in importance, and assume a breadth and 
fullness of meaning of which we have never dreamed. 
The beauty and riches of the word have a 
transforming influence on mind and character. COL132 

The heart preoccupied with the word of God 
is fortified against Satan.  Those who make 
Christ their daily companion and familiar friend 
will feel that the powers of an unseen world are 
all around them; and by looking to Jesus they 
will become assimilated to His image. By 
beholding they become changed to the divine pattern; 
their character is softened, refined, and ennobled 
for the heavenly kingdom." 6T616 

The mind, the heart, that is indolent, 
aimless, falls an easy prey to evil. It is on 
diseased, lifeless organisms that fungus roots. It is 
the idle mind that is Satan's workshop. Let the 
mind be directed to high and holy ideals, let the 
life have a noble aim, an absorbing purpose, and 
evil finds little foothold. ED190 

If the truth of God be not deep-rooted in 
the heart, you cannot stand the test of 
Temptation. There is only one power that can keep us 
steadfast under the most trying circumstances,--the 
grace of God in truth. YI 11-10-86 


Psalm 119:11 - How To Hide Gods Word In Your 



If anyone has a paraphrase, commentary or 
testimony on this passage of Scripture, either 
personal or otherwise, I would be interested in 
hearing from you.  Thanks in advance and let's keep 
uplifting Jesus that all might be drawn to Him. Fred 


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