Mem is the thirteenth letter of the Hebrew alphabet. The word mem stands for mayim, which means water. The only thing that will quench one’s thirst is water. Just as a fish cannot survive without water, a Christian cannot survive without the Word of God.
We are holy and clean, by the cleansing of God’s word. Ephesians 5:26. reminds us of how deeply Christ is committed to the church, the body of believers: “Christ also loved the church and gave Himself up for her, so that He might sanctify her, having cleansed her by the washing of water with the word.”
Just as clear, fresh water cleanses our bodies, God’s written Word washes us clean deep down inside our souls. It purifies our thoughts, scrubs our motives, and cleans our conscience as we absorb it and obey its truths.
Take time and read the first 10 verses of Psalm 51. Notice how many times David asked the Lord to cleanse him within. Meditate on those scriptures and make each one of them your prayer today.
97 How I love Your Law!
It is my meditation all the day.
98 Your commandments make me wiser than my enemies,
For they are ever mine.
99 I have more insight than all my teachers,
For Your testimonies are my meditation.
100 I understand more than those who are old,
Because I have complied with Your precepts.
101 I have restrained my feet from every evil way,
So that I may keep Your word.
102 I have not turned aside from Your judgments,
For You Yourself have taught me.
103 How sweet are Your words to my taste!
Yes, sweeter than honey to my mouth!
104 From Your precepts I get understanding;
Therefore I hate every false way.
In His Service,
Minister A. Francine Green