King David’s Secret Recipe

“…that I may not sin against You.”

To sin, in Hebrew חָטָא / khata: to miss the mark; to sin; to deliberately mislead, to experience misfortune, to lose one’s way, to make a mistake, to blame oneself, to lose, etc.

In the Scriptures, we find the secret recipe of King David, how not to go astray and how to be cleansed from impurity. Although God, when He called David, already saw him as a man “after His own heart” (1 Samuel 13:14). Yet we know that this was only the beginning of this man’s development. David went through a long and difficult road, he cried, suffered injustice and many losses, he made many mistakes, but through it all he learned that there is no better way to please God than to walk with Him and trust His Word.

Here is King David’s secret recipe:

“I put Your word in my heart so that I do not sin against You.” (Psalms 119:11).

This recipe only calls for two ingredients, but! ATTENTION: they must be COMPLETE: my WHOLE heart and the WHOLE Word of God.

“Word” in Hebrew is אִמְרָה / imra: command, speech, word.
“Heart” in Hebrew is לֵב / lev: inner part, mind, soul, heart (of a person), knowledge, thoughts, contemplation, memory, inclination, determination, determination (will), conscience, moral character, source of affections, emotions and passions, a treasure trove of values.
How do these two ingredients: the Word and the heart mix?

It is necessary to put God’s Word, God’s command in the heart:

To put, Hebrew צָפַן / tzafan: to hide, collect, keep.

So, “do not be conformed to this age, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind, that you may know what is the good and acceptable and perfect will of God” (Romans 12:2).

I study the Word in prayer and with it I change my mind, that is, I already think according to God’s Word and not according to my own reasoning;

I do not consult or imitate the standards of this world;

I memorize the principles of the Bible in order to apply them in my daily activities;

I analyze my appetites and impulses by the commands of God and the Holy Spirit;

I submit my emotions to the fruit of the Holy Spirit called self-control.

As a result, the values ​​of my heart change and God’s Word becomes my greatest treasure!

“For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also” (Matthew 6:21).

My treasure determines my thinking, intentions and actions. It ultimately determines my eternal destiny.

I encourage you to apply this recipe in your life.

Author – Valentina Nevmerzhytska

Valentina Nevmerzhytska – master of theology, missionary; Wife of Pastor Luis Cervantes of “Ministerio Internacional Casa de Santidad – Beit Kodesh” Messianic Ministry in Cancun, Mexico. You can find her on Facebook and Youtube.


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