Words... in His Word 8-15-16

Let the words of my mouth and the meditation of my heart be acceptable in your sight O’Lord. Psalm 19:14

We have often heard this scripture quoted but have you ever read the rest of the story in Psalm 19? Too often we are happy to just here one or two scriptures without looking it up to see what it was there for; lets read the full chapter, Psalm 19:1-14.

The heavens declare the glory of God; and the firmament shows His handiwork. Day unto day utters speech, and night unto night reveals knowledge. There is no speech or language where their voice is not heard. Their line has gone out through all the earth and their words to the end of the world. In them He has set a tabernacle for the sun, which is like a bridegroom coming out of his chamber, and rejoices like a strong man to run its race.  Its rising is from one end of heaven and its circuit to the other end; and there is nothing hidden from its heat. The law of the Lord is perfect converting the soul; the testimony of the Lord is sure, making wise the simple. The statutes of the Lord are right, rejoicing the heart; the commandment of the Lord is pure, enlightening the eyes. The fear of the Lord is clean enduring forever. The judgments of the Lord are true and righteous altogether. More to be desired they are than gold, yea, than much fine gold; sweeter than the honey and the honeycomb. Moreover by them Your servant is warned and in keeping them there is great reward. Who can understand his errors? Cleanse me from secret faults. Keep back Your servant also from presumptuous sins; let them not have dominion over me. Then I shall be blameless, and I shall be innocent of great transgression.  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 19:1-14


Do you find yourself hungry for the Word of God each day? Do you wonder about what good thing you will receive from reading your next passage?

Do you really meditate on His Word and think about how to put it to practice or how it affects your daily life?

If you answered any of these with either ‘sometimes’ or ‘I think so’ then you are on the right track!  Obviously we all have days when we allow ourselves to be too busy , either due to work related business or family or just plane distractions that keep us from a really good meal in the Word of God; but on such days we should still think of the Word. We should think about what we have learned in the weekly, daily or whatever time we have studied the Bible and ask God to bring it to usefulness in our day. Really what else matters as much as living the Word in our daily life? If we do not follow Christ’s example through out our days, and think about what God has said in His Word, why do we bother to call ourselves Christians? After all a Christian is someone who is of Christ in the way that an American or Canadian are of their country. We live in Christ; but do we follow Him? Not like we should!
Was that too harsh? If it feels harsh there is probably something in your life that you know is coming between you and your Bible.

Can you or I actually say we are blameless? Not truthfully; but it is not about blaming ourselves or someone else it is about living a life pleasing to God to the best of our abilities.
‘But I can’t be perfect! I am only human!” you may think; and rightly so because we cannot be perfect. We cannot be blameless in our actions, as humans we are bound to fail no matter how hard we try.
I tried to be honest and truthful as a child; I failed as soon as it meant I would hurt someone else’s feelings because the fact was I wanted everyone to love me like I loved. If I told the truth about something a friend did, or wanted to do, when I thought it was wrong would I hurt our friendship?  Those are things we worry about, hurting other people and causing them pain can cause us to do the wrong thing. We like to call it peer pressure but really it is the pressure of our sinful nature attempting to justify the wrong we choose to do.  We are horrible, we people. We sin, and we try to justify it to God and man claiming ‘the devil made me do it’ or someone else; and yet there I still hope for us!
God sent His own son so that we could achieve the pure heart, the cleaning from sin, and the ability to understand and grow wise in His Word. Even though we did not deserve it He gave us redemption, freedom and all we have to do for it is trust Him, believe Him, and follow as He leads us.
How do I know this? It’s in His Word!
Pick yours up today, read and meditate on His thoughts for you…

Dear Heavenly Father, thank you for giving us Your Word to study and to learn more about you each day. Help us to make the time to dig in and feed by reading every day as often as we can in order to be spiritually strong, and full of the fruits of the spirit. Thank you for your love for us, in Jesus name, amen.
Suggested Reading: Psalm 19:1-14, Psalm 20:1-9, Psalm 21:1-13 and Ephesians 5:1-33