Psalms 119:11

11 I have treasured your promise in my heart so that I may not sin against you.

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Psalms 119:11 Meaning and Commentary

Psalms 119:11

Thy word have I hid in mine heart
Not only heard and read it, but received it into his affections; mixed it with faith, laid it up in his mind and memory for future use; preserved it in his heart as a choice treasure, where it might dwell richly, and be of service to him on many occasions; and particularly be of the following use:

that I might not sin against thee;
the word of God is a most powerful antidote against sin, when it has a place in the heart; not only the precepts of it forbid sin, but the promises of it influence and engage to purity of heart and life, and to the perfecting of holiness in the fear of the Lord; and all the doctrines of grace in it effectually teach the saints to deny all sin and worldly lusts, and to live a holy life and conversation; see ( 2 Corinthians 7:1 ) ( Titus 2:11 Titus 2:12 ) .

Psalms 119:11 In-Context

9 How can a young person keep his life pure? [He can do it] by holding on to your word.
10 I wholeheartedly searched for you. Do not let me wander away from your commandments.
11 I have treasured your promise in my heart so that I may not sin against you.
12 Thanks be to you, O LORD. Teach me your laws.
13 With my lips I have repeated every regulation that [comes] from your mouth.

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