Someone has said, "Either God's Word will keep you from sin or sin will keep you from God's Word." Surely that's true. Regular, loving meditation on Scripture will make us less likely to fall into sin. The psalmist wrote: "How can a young man keep his way pure? By living according to your word. I have hidden your word in my heart that I might not sin against you" (Ps. 119:9, 11). What's true of the young man is true of us all. With God's Word hidden in our hearts we're not so drawn by the allure of the world or dominated by our sensual nature. On the other hand when our conscience condemns us, the last thing we want is to have the holy light of Scripture expose our guilty hearts. We neglect Bible reading, grow cold in our devotion, and by degrees become more comfortable with our sin.
Blessings, Richard Kirby