“Wherewithal shall a young man cleanse his way? by taking heed thereto according to thy word” (Psalm 119:9).TEXT — Psalm 119:9-16
When in 1977, the United Nations adopted March 8 of every year as International Women’s Day, it was moving in consonance with the word of God that gives women a key role as the keepers of the house (Psalm 113:9). The declaration salutes the female gender as partners in the divine scheme to raise godly generations, beginning in the home. Women bear the responsibility of building the family as the first teachers of the child, and therefore the ultimate molders and cleansers of society.
It is impossible to meet this goal without adherence to the totality of the Scriptures. “Wherewithal shall a young man (or the entire mankind) cleanse his way? by taking heed thereto according to thy word”. Society cannot enjoy lasting peace, prosperity, and progress if it offers only secular education at home and in school. Nor can it hand over an enduring legacy to the generations to come without heaven’s input.
Repeatedly, history has taught that man’s problems have been self-inflicted as a result of his wilful rejection of God and His order of rules and regulations. Instead of delighting themselves in His statutes like the psalmist, men, and women thrill themselves with their fanciful scientific and technological inventions that leave them no time for their Maker. This is driving man along a journey of desolation, defeat, and death.
Although the Lord is enlisting men and women in the great project of morally cleaning up our communities, His charge is still that we must be guided by His Word. The process cannot be exclusively secular. There must be no carnal considerations to please man. His laws on living righteously and love for heaven and for fellow man as presented in the Bible must be the substructure of all what we build.
Thought for the day
True world sanitation begins with the Word’s dissemination.
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