“Let the words of my mouth and the meditation of my heart be acceptable in Your sight, O Lord, my strength and my Redeemer.” Psalm 19:14 NKJV
This verse is so often quoted and loved for it’s poetic flow, by me and many others. We so often work on our speech or our thoughts but how often does one work on the harmony and truth of both.
We see very clearly from the words of this Psalm of David that God only honors our words when they match the thoughts and intents of our heart and mind. And, when they do not match, we have opened a door for trouble to crouch and hide and attack at an opportune time. Remember the story from Cain’s sacrifice found in Genesis 4:1-10. Cain had in him angry that turned into thoughts of revenge on his brother and that is what he did, spoke it or not, he killed his brother.
Proverb 16:23 states, “The heart of the wise teaches his mouth, and adds learning to his lips.”
Have you ever given yourself a’ litmus test’ to see if the words of your mouth matched what was in your heart?
Do you know or have you given any thought to the possibility of your actions to be when your words and thoughts do not match?
When someone anger’s you, do you run to God’s Word or a godly counsellor to work with you and walk you through your angry or do you harbor it in your heart while acting as though there is no problem. What would be the results of this according to God’s Word? Remember Cain again, (vs 7) God told Cain that if he would do the right thing, all would be well for him but if if he did not do the right thing sin would crouch at his door and attach.
God saw Cain’s countenance fall and knew that he was angry in his heart and questioning him about it? How many times have we had friends or loved ones see that we are angry or look sulky and try to help us and we listen but know just what we are going to do when we get back to work or wherever or whomever it was that ticked us off?
I hope we will meditate on the words of David from Psalm 19 and verse 14 and see if our words and meditations are acceptable to God. He is our strength to help us overcome and our Redeemer to help save us from ourselves.
“Let the words of my mouth and the meditation of my heart be acceptable in Your sight, O Lord, my strength and my Redeemer.” Psalm 19:14 NKJ