Let the words of my mouth and the meditation of my heart be acceptable in your sight, O Lord, my rock and my redeemer.
I think we have all learned that words can bring hope, encouragement and love. They can strengthen us, and nourish our spirit when we are emotionally weary. They can help us draw together in peacefulness. Words can be like comfort food. We have also learned that Words can also bring bitterness and resentment. Words can spread anger and division between us, breaking relationships apart. They can burn, sting, and crush us apart inside, destroying our peace. Words can be poison.
Too often when we are dealing with: gossip, mean thoughts towards others, course language, lust, you name it, we try to just stop ourselves from saying the words or thinking the thoughts.
Instead, we should be getting to the root of the problem, our heart. It all boils down to the meditation of our heart, which should ever be on Christ.
This Psalm 19:14 reminds us that the words of our mouth begin with the meditations of our heart. If we meditate on God’s word, then the words of our mouth will be naturally sweetened by God’s goodness and kindness.
O Holy and Almighty God, I want this day to be a day of worship and honor to you. May my life praise you: not just in thought, not just in words, but also in action. In the name Jesus I pray. Amen.