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Summary: DEVOTION TO GOD’S WORD IS THE PATHWAY TO PURITY

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DEVOTION TO GOD’S WORD IS THE PATHWAY TO PURITY

I. DIET FOR PURITY = GOD’S WORD

A. (:9,11,16) God’s Word

B. (:10) God’s commandments

C. (:12,16) God’s statutes

D. (:13) God’s ordinances

E. (:14) God’s testimonies

F. (:15) God’s precepts / ways

II. DISCIPLINE FOR PURITY = DEVOTION TO GOD’S WORD

A. (:9) Driving Ambition (Keeping)

To Get the Right Answer You Need to Ask the Right Question:

"How can a young man keep his way pure?"

Answer: Obedience to God’s Word

B. (:10) Passionate Heart (Seeking)

"With all my heart I have sought Thee"

"Do not let me wander from Thy commandments"

C. (:11) Godly Value System (Treasuring)

"Thy word I have treasured in my heart "

D. (:12) Teachable Heart (Learning)

"Teach me Thy statutes"

E. (:13) Faithful Witness (Testifying)

"With my lips I have told of all the ordinances of Thy mouth"

F. (:14) Joyful Reckoning (Rejoicing)

"I have rejoiced in the way of Thy testimonies, as much as in all riches"

G. (:15) Reflective Heart (Meditating)

"I will meditate on Thy precepts, and regard Thy ways"

H. (:16) Positive Memories (Delighting; Remembering)."I shall delight in Thy statutes"

"I shall not forget Thy word."

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DEVOTIONAL QUESTIONS:

1) Discuss some of the attacks on purity that young men face in today’s culture.

2) How is memorizing God’s Word linked to meditating on it? What are some techniques you use for memorization or meditation?

3) Make a list of the things/activities/ etc. that we treasure the most – based on how much time we devote to them. Where does the Word of God rank?

4) How faithful are we at sharing with others the nuggets that God has shown us from the treasures of His Word?

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