Keeping precepts is an important part of the Christian life. We need to be diligent about it our they will slip away.
Psalms 119:4 Thou hast commanded us to keep thy precepts diligently.
Keeping precepts is an important part of the Christian life. We need to be diligent about it our they will slip away. The Lord has commanded us or given us orders to work hard at keeping what we have.
The Lord first gave us a command or order to keep his laws in His Word. They were not the 10 suggestions but the 10 commandments delivered to Moses on Mount Sinai. I think sometimes we have a give or take attitude toward the Word of God and preaching. We think it is a smorgasbord where we can take the cake and ice cream and leave the spinach and broccoli. That is not the way it works. We have to give heed to all of God’s commands, even the ones that cross us more than others.
We need to not just keep God’s commands when we first get saved but even years later. If you have a keep sake, you have it for many years because it is precious and valuable to you. It is often a family heirloom that has been passed down from generation to generation. We keep what is valuable to us and throw away what is not. Do you still have the same convictions you had when you first got saved? You should! If you are going to keep something, you have to maintain it and store it carefully. You want to make sure it does not get damage or ruined. Is that your attitude to the commands of God. Do you store them in your heart? Do you protect it from being overcome by error? Do you maintain God’s commands in your mind by regularly reading your Bible and refreshing your memory?
Doing it Diligently
We need to be diligent about maintaining God’s commands and precepts in our lives. Things will slip quickly if you are not diligent. You also need to apply what you have. You need to work at memorizing the Word of God. It is very important we work hard for our master. A diligent heart will work even when you don’t feel like it or do not understand God’s purpose in his commands.