How can a young man keep his way pure? By guarding it according to your word.
We live in a world full of traps and temptations. Around every corner we see another image meant to titillate, another slogan meant to entice, another impurity championed as something casual, acceptable, expected. Throughout your day you will be bombarded with temptation. Right now you are reading this devotion from a device that makes available a world of immorality.
How can a young man keep his way pure? How can a young woman guide her steps? Not by the strength of his right hand or the wisdom of her mind. Only one thing will guide us in righteousness: the Word of God.
If not for the Bible, we would never know what it means to live a righteous life. If not for the Bible, we would never know what God expects of us. If not for the Bible, Jesus would have had no response to Satan during his wilderness temptation. If not for the Bible, we would all go our own way.
When we are filled with Scripture, God makes his Word active in our lives, stirring it in us by the Holy Spirit to guide us. The Bible is the fuel used by the Spirit to give us power to live for Christ each day. So before you step out your door and enter the fierce domain of the world, make sure you have fuel to guard your way. Be filled with the Word of God.