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  • Writer's pictureAlan Fong

The Triumphant Man

Today's Verse:

Wherewithal shall a young man cleanse his way? by taking heed thereto according to thy word. ~Psalm 119:9

 

Psalm 119 is the "Word of God" psalm. There are 176 verses in this psalm. They are written in accordance with the Hebrew alphabet. The verses are categorized into groups of eight verse and preceded by a letter of the Hebrew alphabet. It was written this way so that the reader would easily remember this psalm and its instructions. Yesterday, we saw the steps to being a happy man. This morning, we see where the next eight verses speak to us about the Triumphant Man.


We see the warfare of the triumphant man.

The triumphant man understands that he is in a spiritual warfare. In v. 8, he is fully cognizant of how easily he becomes tainted. "Wherewithal shall a young man cleanse his way?" We battle against sin, lustful desires, sins of the spirit, and temptations that seek to defile our lives. We constantly battle with keeping ourselves clean from sin. Then, he was cognizant of his tendencies. "O let me not wander from thy commandments." All of us battle with staying obedient to God’s commandments. Our sinful nature would rather rebel than to obey. Take heed against the ongoing warfare. A triumphant man is vigilant concerning his warfare.


We see the washing of the triumphant man.

"Wherewithal shall a young man cleanse his way? by taking heed thereto according to thy word." God’s Word is the cleansing agent that makes us clean. Jesus told His disciples in John 15:3, "Now ye are clean through the word which I have spoken unto you." In John 17:17 he prayed, "Sanctify them through thy truth: thy word is truth." Obedience to God’s Word is the only sure-fire means of keeping ourselves unspotted from this world. When we obey God’s Word, we are sensitive to our need of confessing our sins to God at all times. A triumphant man maintains a constant cleansing from sin.


We see the wisdom of the triumphant man.

“With my whole heart have I sought thee: O let me not wander from thy commandments. Thy word have I hid in mine heart, that I might not sin against thee.” A triumphant man wisely puts his entire heart into his walk with God. Half-hearted Christian living results in a defeated life. We must seek God with our whole heart. The triumphant man makes his priority the memorization and meditation of God’s Word. Paul instructs us to let the Word of Christ dwell in us richly in all wisdom. A wise man diligently makes the priority of his life being saturated with God’s Word.


We see the will of the triumphant man.

“I have rejoiced in the way of thy testimonies, as much as in all riches. I will meditate in thy precepts, and have respect unto thy ways. I will delight myself in thy statutes: I will not forget thy word.” The triumphant man has a plan for making the Word of God the priority of his life. He said, “I have rejoiced...I will meditate…I will delight…I will not forget.” There is no success in the Christian life when we do not bring our will in alignment to God’s will. Our truest happiness occurs when we pray and live out “Thy will be done on earth, as it is in heaven.” The triumphant man sets out to a plan of action where God’s Word is firmly embedded in his heart, thoughts, and actions.


The triumphant life is one that is saturated with God’s Word. Decide this morning to being filled with God’s Word like the psalmist did.


Have a triumphant God Morning!


Bible Reading Schedule: Psalm 106-107

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