Psalm 119:9 “How can a young man keep his way pure? By living according to your word.”
Men, pay attention. This truth is powerful. Psalm 119:9 talks about a
man keeping his “way” pure. This “way”
is a reference to life. The “way”
you make decisions. The “way” you
relate with people. The “way” you
conduct business. The “way” you
speak. The “way” you integrate God’s
truth into your life. We must
guard our “way.” God is deeply
concerned about your “way.”
we abandon God’s daily direction in our lives we compromise our “way.” His word is designed and graciously
given for our good in this life.
When we reject it for our own wisdom we mark our “way” with
impurity. Ultimately this approach
will cause the most important things in our lives to fall apart.
specifically want to address the primary issue that affects the “way” of men…your
sexual purity. It is essential to
take this issue seriously. I know
most of you love your wives and don’t commit adultery. But let’s be honest – some do commit
adultery. The reality is we are
all bombarded with messages powered by sex and erotica to capture our
attention. Pornography is
available 24/7 from the nearest smart phone. And only God knows what goes on in your mind. I have seen far too many marriages go
up in smoke because a seed of impurity grew out of control and caused major
have listed a few simple steps to “make your way pure”
Limit TV/movies/free-range Internet use – the sexual content is off the charts –
be smart – turn it off! I’m not
condemning all TV but get serious about limiting what you know will cause
PORN – if you struggle looking at porn online or elsewhere enlist a trusted
Christian brother to bring healthy accountability into your life – and yes,
just once or twice a week is a struggle.
I’m all for software for your computer to control this – but nothing is
as powerful as a Christian brother in your life and if needed in your
face! If you look at porn more on
any regular basis – you NEED to get into a good recovery program. (http://www.highpointmemphis.com/recovery)
Acknowledge that every lustful thought or action is an overt act of distrust
Eliminate “innocent” flirting with women (unless of course it is your wife). We men love attention from women and if
not careful we will flirt to get a little female attention and given the right
situation could easily go the wrong way.
Take in God’s word daily. I
encourage you to read one chapter from proverbs each day for a month and feel
free to start over the following month.
Always read with a commitment to do whatever God’s word says.
Keep your “way” pure men. Work hard in all areas of purity and trust God that this is
the only way to living life to the fullest. As always, I hope this makes sense. AS