"How can a young man cleanse his way? By taking heed according to Your word." (Psalm 119:9 NKJV).
When you cleanse something, you're improving its state and its condition; you're making it better than it was, or is. In the verse above, God wants you to know that by listening to, and paying attention to His Word, you can and will improve your life—make it better!
That's what He means when He says, "way". He's referring to your path—your life. Throughout the Bible, God often gives us an understanding that we are all on individual paths, and that these paths are symbolic of our lives. There are many things that make up your life, for example: your personality and character, the things you do and say, your relationships, your job, your business, your education, your finances, and so on.
The fact that He says, “How can a young man cleanse his way?” suggests that there may be dirt in your life that needs to be removed and washed away. Dirt, in this context, refers to any negative thing that spoils and hinders the state and condition of your life, such as: failure, darkness, confusion, oppression, depression, sickness, disease, poverty, sin, wrong characteristics and behaviours, and so on. But God wants you to know that if you will listen to, and receive His Word, it will cleanse you from all these things, and thereby, improve your life! The Lord Jesus reiterated the same thing to His disciples when He said, “Now you are clean through the Word which I have spoken to you.” (John 15:3). His Word has the power to change both you and your life.
One thing we always need to be conscious of is that God's words are not ordinary words. They're not the words of a man. They're the words of God. His words are full of power; they carry His very life and divine nature, and they are His wisdom.
The Word of God is so important in a person's life. It has the power to change every area of your life, to and for the best. It has the power to improve you personally, characteristically, mentally, emotionally, financially, in your relationships, in your job, in your education, in your business; in every area of your life!
I encourage you to increase in the knowledge and understanding of the Word of God, and watch your life become increasingly beautiful, successful and glorious! Remember, God's Word is His answer and solution to the problems of mankind: “He sent his word, and healed them, and delivered them from their destructions.” (Psalm 107:20).
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