Profession of Faith Baptism
Psalm 119:9 asks the question, “How can a young man cleanse his way?”
- This is a very relevant and urgent question that every parent should be asking if they have been entrusted by God to raise boys into men.
- In a world and culture as perverse and immoral as ours, we need the help of God, the help of His Word, and the help of the whole body of believers, to shield our sons from the evil one, and train them to become the strong, courageous, and fearless men that God calls them to be.
- We want our sons to become the kind of men who fear God and nothing else (full stop).
We want sons who are wise and discerning, and yet not so cautious that they avoid every risk, danger, injury, and potential for failure.
We want sons who as Proverbs 24:16 says, “may fall seven times, but the righteous man rises again.”
This training for godliness begins here in the waters of baptism. The answer the Psalmist gives to his own question, “How can a young man cleanse his way?” is this, “By taking heed according to Your word.” Purity is had through obedience to God’s Word.
- These three young men have heard the voice of King Jesus calling them into His kingdom. And by God’s grace, they are proper recipients of the Apostle John’s exhortation which says, “I have written to you, young men, Because you are strong, and the word of God abides in you, And you have overcome the wicked one” (1 John 2:14).
- By faith in Christ, you are made clean and you are made more than conquerors.