“Wherewithal shall a young man cleanse his way? by taking heed thereto according to Thy word” (Psalm 119:9)
On the day of our conversion, we are cleansed from all our sins. This washing never needs to be repeated: it is “once for all” (Hebrews 10:10). But between the day of conversion and the day of the believer’s entrance to heaven we walk through a world filled with defilement and corruption.
In order that our walk may be pure, God has given us His Word. The plain path in which the Father desires His children to walk is marked out there, and warning is given concerning the snares and pitfalls that lie alongside the path. By carefully following God’s path, the child of God is preserved from danger and defilement.
Remember that it is not enough to know the Lord’s way; it must be followed. Follow wherever it leads you. Keep clear of all it warns you about. In this manner shall our way be cleansed.