God also has His Word to help prevent the dangers of sin to corrupt our lives. It is easy for us to deny the temptation of sin will do us any harm and we fail to "wash" our hearts clean of the sin that could so easily destroy us. In Proverbs, the wisdom of these words rings true---"My son, pay attention to what I say; listen closely to my words. Do not let them out of your sight, keep them within your heart; for they are LIFE to those who find them, and HEALTH to a man's whole body. Above all else, guard your heart for it is the wellspring of life." In Psalms 119:11, "I have hidden your word in my heart that I might not sin against thee."
If we could but realize that all of God's words to us are preventive measures on His part to keep us from harmful decisions that would destroy us in body, soul and spirit. Just as the flu vaccine is given to prevent sickness in our bodies, God's Word is our vaccine to prevent us from sin and its harmful effects. In our denial, we can be stubborn and say they are just a bunch of rules to ruin my fun. However, we all know that is not true. Look at the results of sin in our society who thought a little smoke here won't make a difference, or a little sex won't matter, and it so often ruins our lives forever. The results of sin gone rampant is ugly and vicious. How much better to follow God's words and be protected, secure and healthy.
Be vaccinated with God's Word today!