Psalm 19:10-13: Moreover by them Your servant is warned, and in keeping them there is great reward. Who can understand his errors? Cleanse me from secret faults. Keep back Your servant also from presumptuous sins; let them not have dominion over me….
· Keeps me from sin (Proverbs 2)
o Psalm 119:9-11: How can a young man cleanse his way? By taking heed according to Your word. With my whole heart I have sought You; Oh, let me not wander from Your commandments! Your word I have hidden in my heart, that I might not sin against You.
o Agape love protects….the dominion of sin was abolished and Agape gives us grace to WALK in that newness moment by moment!
o What does your walk look like?
o Don’t settle for less than a holy walk….
· Brings great reward
o Proverbs 3:13-15: Happy is the man who finds wisdom, and the man who gains understanding; for her proceeds are better than the profits of silver, and her gain than fine gold. She is more precious than rubies, and all the things you may desire cannot compare with her.
o In keeping them: The reward comes as we are DOERS of the Word NOT because we have done or will do His Word but because we choose to obey unquestioningly NOW!
o James 1:25: But he who looks into the perfect law of liberty and continues in it, and is not a forgetful hearer but a doer of the work, this one will be blessed in what he does.
o John 13:17: You know these things-now do them! That is the path of blessing. (NLT)
o Holiness and joy go hand in hand….just ask Jesus(Hebrews 1:9)