Vs. 11 — Your word I have hidden in my heart, That I might not sin against You.

Charles H. Spurgeon:

“That I might not sin against thee.” Here was the object aimed at. As one has well said,—Here is the best thing,—“thy word;” hidden in the best place,—“in my heart;” for the best of purposes,—“that I might not sin against thee.” This was done by the Psalmist with personal care, as a man carefully hides away his money when he fears thieves,—in this case the thief dreaded was sin. Sinning “against God” is the believer’s view of moral evil; other men care only when they offend against men. God’s word is the best preventive against offending God, for it tells us his mind and will, and tends to bring our spirit into conformity with the divine Spirit. No cure for sin in the life is equal to the word in the seat of life, which is the heart. There is no hiding from sin unless we hide the truth in our souls. (Spurgeon, C. H. (2009). The treasury of David: Psalms 111-119 (Vol. 5, p. 159). Bellingham, WA: Logos Bible Software.)


Father, Your word I have hidden in my heart, that I might not sin against You. Ever since Thy Spirit poured the Gospel into my heart I have turned from enjoying sin to hating it. You melted my callous and rebellious heart to love righteousness and obedience to Christ. Thank You, Father, please continue to work within my heart to understand Your word, so that I may grow in love for the truth and in disdain towards all that displeases and opposes You.

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