May the words of my mouth and the meditation of my heart be pleasing in your sight, O LORD, my Rock and my Redeemer. Psalm 19:14
In many churches across America this Psalm has been recited. We learn it as children as a way to end a service/program, specifically Sunday School classes. However, have we ever taken the time to really think about what the Psalm means? One of the hardest things for most of us in this Christian journey is to watch what we say. There are many references to our tongue in the Bible, one which convicts me the most is Psalm 9 “For there is no faithfulness in their mouth; their inward part is very wickedness; their throat is an open sepulchre; they flatter with their tongue.” WOW! How I don’t want my tongue and what I say out of my mouth to be compared to an open grave!
Psalm 19:14 should encourage us to be careful about what we say and what we guard in our hearts. What we say and what we guard in our hearts speaks volumes to our character, our integrity and our witness. Are you striving to be more like Christ and speak those things that will lift up and not tear down? Are you mindful that your speech draw others into God’s presence? Do the things that you hold close to your heart please God or yourself? God is our Rock – he will uphold us with His righteousness. He is our Redeemer – He has purchased us out of the world, out of the marketplace of sin and He has put His purpose in us. Today, as you work, interact with others and go through out your day – May your words represent a thankful heart, a love for God, and an example of His goodness. May the things you guard with your heart please Him and show others of your love for Him.
c/2008 Candie A. Price