Monday Meditation, Psalms

From Heart to Mouth

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

It doesn’t take too much for the tongue to run away with itself at times and it is something we need to keep in check. If you ever find yourself saying, ‘I know this isn’t a very Christian thing to say, but…’, then maybe the conversation should end right there. Keeping the tongue in check is definitely easier said than done, especially if someone has spoken to you in an unacceptable manner, but if the words we use in return are not acceptable in the sight of God, then we need to use different words.

What we think about in our head will usually, at some point, come out of our mouth. God’s word says, whatever is true, honourable, just, pure, lovely and commendable, to think on these things, along with things of excellence and anything worthy of praise. What is your heart dwelling on today? What has been the focus of your conversation? Has it been one that you would be happy for anyone to overhear?

It is so easy to get pulled into the fray and to allow our emotions to guide our words. Oftentimes, these situations are really not worth the energy we put into them; they have no physical value, no mental value and no spiritual value. Find what is good, find what is uplifting, and meditate on the things that enrich your soul, not on the things that pull it down.  

Let this verse sink into your thoughts today so that each word and each thought would be pleasing in the sight of God.

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