Thought for the Week.07-10-16. A Shield Against Temptation
“Your word I have hidden in my heart,
That I might not sin against You” (Psalm 119:11).
Whatever we value the most we put into the storehouse of our memory so that we can call it up when we need it. That is the point David is making in this verse.
David knew the demands of life would, at times, tug against his heart and perhaps entice him to be tempted to sin. To fortress himself against those times, he dedicated himself to stay close to the word of God so that he could overcome the temptation.
If King David needed such a fortress, surely we today need it too. Temptations come to all of us, and we need strength to overcome. Hiding God’s word within our hearts will provide us with that strength and will help us in overcoming when we are enticed to sin.