Exposure to germs can cause sickness. Exposure to severe weather can put the life in danger. That to which the mind is exposed can impact the thinking and life direction.
We are exposed to so much every day. The songs and jingles of advertisements get stuck in our head. Perhaps we have even found ourselves singing along before realizing we were. This illustrates how easily “stuff” gets into our mind and the companies paying for those Ad spots know it! Though we may have limited control over some of that to which we are exposed, are we continuing to be mindful of the purposeful exposurewe need?
In the psalms we read. . .
“(9) How can a young man keep his way pure? By guarding it according to your word. (10) With my whole heart I seek you; let me not wander from your commandments!(11) I have stored up your word in my heart, that I might not sin against you.” (Psalm 119:9-11 ESV)
Though given to the young, this exhortation is needed regardless of age. The more exposure we have to God’s Word — allowing it to be internalized in the heart — the less likely we are to depart from His Way and Will while being steered away from sin!
The psalmist David prayed. . .
“(14) Let the words of my mouth and the meditation of my heart be acceptable in your sight, O Lord, my rock and my redeemer.”(Psalm 19:14 ESV)
Proper meditation of the heart will not only have a dynamic impact on our actions, but will also be a tremendous aid in controlling the words of the mouth. Like David, let us make that our prayer as we continue to be purposefully exposed to God’s Word. Like the Bereans (Acts 17:11), let us be checking out the Scriptures on a daily basis so as to remain certain we are not being led astray, but continuing to move forward in life according to the truth. Since “stuff” is going to get into our head, may we be purposeful in getting God’s Word in to crowd out anything contrary to it!
Have a great day WITH OPEN EXPOSURE TO GOD’S WORD!