The third blessing that comes into my life when I faithfully read, memorize, and meditate on God’s Word is that I will grow in my level of righteousness, I will have growing victory over the power of sin in my life. Psalms 119:9 says, “How can a young man keep his way pure? By keeping it according to Your word.” Psalms 119:11, continues the theme, “Your word I have treasured in my heart, That I may not sin against You”, and Psalms 119:101 “I have restrained my feet from every evil way, That I may keep Your word.”
One of the basic principles of my life as I pursue righteousness is that I don’t get better by trying harder, I get better by training faithfully. Just as a basketball player, a runner, a boxer improves by practice, so I become more like Christ by practice. Hebrews 5:13-14 says, “For everyone who partakes only of milk is not accustomed to the word of righteousness, for he is an infant. But solid food is for the mature, who because of practice have their senses trained to discern good and evil.”
When I was struggling with anger I memorized and daily meditated on a dozen Bible verses on anger. When I was struggling with watching to much TV I looked up and memorized verses on Self-Control, a then went over them daily in my mind. The Word of God is living, supernatural, and when we honor God by reading His Word He works in us, changing us from the inside out.
It really does work.