How can a young person stay pure? By obeying your word(Psalm 119:9).
Psalm 119 is the longest chapter in the Bible, and it applies God’s Word to every stage of living. It makes the point over and over (at least 176 times) that God has given you a priceless gift in supplying his Word for your guidance, encouragement, direction, and hope.
Whether you are young or old, new to the Bible or a longtime student of God’s Word, the key point of this verse is the importance of obedience. When we believe and practice what we know of God’s Word, God honors our actions. Being very familiar with the Bible makes little difference if you have decided to make obedience optional.
One thing for sure, anytime that your life feels polluted or you find yourself longing for purity, the answers can be found in God’s Word. And those answers will make a difference when you follow them.