Bible Gems

Apr 30, 2008 at 22:13 o\clock

Daily Bible gems

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April 26

"Thy word have I hid in my heart, that I might not sin against Thee." 
(Psalm 119:11)
    The word of God should not only be a check on our thoughts, but the source of them, which is a far deeper thing.  We see it in Christ, the only perfect one.  He only could say, "By the word of Thy lips I have kept me from the path of the destroyer."  "Thy word have I hid in my heart that I might not sin against Thee."  There is preserving power in the word, to keep the feet from sliding, which those only know who receive the truth in the love of it.  Merely having the word hid in the memory and mind will not do.  There must be the action of the truth on the heart and conscience, separating from all defilement, otherwise its preserving power cannot be experienced.
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    There is nothing more dangerous than to use the Word when it has not touched my conscience.  I put myself into Satan's hands if I go beyond what I have from God, handling the Word apart from the guidance of the Spirit.  I know of nothing that separates more from God than truth spoken out of communion with God. (J.N.Darby)
N.J. Hiebert # 3320