|Psalms 119:9,11 |
9 How shall a young man cleanse his ways? By taking heed to and watching for your word.1 [One does not watch for scriptures, but one does listen and watch for the word of the Lord within your heart to speak and/or provide a vision with crystal-clear understanding. Reading scriptures does not cleanse you; but when you sit in humble silence and wait for the Lord, listening and watching for His word, each word you hear cleanses you a little more because each word that He speaks to you imparts the life of God to you as it is engrafted into your heart.]
11 I have retained your word [spoken commands] in my heart, that I might not sin against you.
1 How shall a young man cleanse his ways? By taking heed to and watching for your word. You don't watch for words from the Bible, you watch and listen for words spoken to you by the Lord from within your heart: the word is very near to you, in your mouth, and in your heart, so that you may obey it. Deu 30:14. To listen to the word spoken to you, and then obey, is faith. There is no spiritual progress, unless you listen for the Holy Spirit's teaching, hear, and then completely obey; and the words heard and obeyed result in your cleansing:
Husbands, love your wives, even as Christ also loved the church, and gave himself for it; That he might sanctify and cleanse it with the washing of water by the word, Eph 5:25-26.
Now ye are clean through the word that I have spoken to you. John 15:3.
But if we walk in the light as He is in the light, we have fellowship with one another, and the blood of Jesus Christ His Son cleanses us from all sin. 1 John 1:7.
Jesus answered him, "If I don't wash you, you can have no part with me." John 13:8.