Devotionals by Lasserre Bradley, Jr.


Day 26 Theme:Youth and Old Age
[How] shall a young man cleanse his way? by taking heed according to thy word– Psalms 119:9

The question is revealing. Notice the psalmist doesn’t say, “Why should a young man cleanse his way?” Neither does he ask, “Should a young man cleanse his way?”

He has already moved past the point that so many young people struggle with, which is to question authority and wonder why mental, emotional, and physical purity is so important. He knows that he is sinful and foolish before a holy God. He is not questioning the need to cleanse his way, but is now pursuing the best means to accomplish this.

And how is it to be done? By taking heed to—by internalizing and personalizing—the Word of God. On one hand this may be disappointing, if you hoped for a more entertaining, less demanding solution. Nothing less than an unblinking gaze into the mirror of God’s Word will show you the genuine flaws in your character and mindset.

On the other hand, it is greatly encouraging. The solution you seek for is readily available! You do not have to climb to the top of a mountain in Tibet, or have a certain social or religious pedigree, or attain some academic status in order to know and understand how to purify your life and please God.

The solution is simple, but it is not easy. Take heed to, study hard, God’s Word, the Bible. Make His wisdom your own, and live by it. 

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Lasserre Bradley, Jr. is the director, and has been the speaker on the Baptist Bible Hour radio broadcast since he started it in 1953. The messages on the program come form the pulpit of the Cincinnati Primitive Baptist Church where he is senior pastor and has served for 47 years. Pastor Lasserre is also editor of the Baptist Witness and author of other Bible-based literature including I Feel Overwhelmed, Six things To Remember In the Time of Crisis, and The Christian Home.

Lasserre and his wife Emily, have three grown children: Leanna, Peggy and Lasserre III. He and Emily consider it a special blessing to have17 grandchildren.

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