June 17: Words, Thoughts and a Prayer for Both

Read Psalm 19:1-14

Although there are many who question the existence of God, David points to two clear ways through which God has revealed Himself.

  1. God reveals Himself in general ways through creation. (See vv. 1-6.) Although the created world lacks a literal voice with which to speak, David personifies it, pointing out that the message of creation spans all languages. It declares clearly the glory and the power of God to all. (See Rom. 1:18ff.) As a result, all are accountable to Him. No one can use the excuse that God did not reveal Himself to him/her.
  2. God reveals Himself in special ways through the Bible. (See vv. 7-14.) The inspired words of Scripture revive, make wise, cause rejoicing, and enlighten the reader/listener. They serve as both a warning and reward. No wonder David expresses their value in terms that money cannot buy. With the special revelation of the Word of God comes increased accountability for all who have access to it.

David closes this Psalm in prayer . . . a prayer that should be close to the heart of each person who understands the multiplied responsibility that is ours because of His revelation.

“Let the words of my mouth and the meditation of my heart be acceptable in Your sight, O Lord, my rock and my Redeemer” (v. 14).

You may argue that no one is aware of your thoughts or that words are insignificant. In reality, however, both have a huge impact your person and on the people with whom you have contact. And both are of great interest to God.

Is it your genuine desire to please Him with your thoughts and your words? Enough to make this prayer your prayer in the days ahead?

Why not pause now and express these words to the Lord, your Rock and your Redeemer?

“Let the words of my mouth and the meditation of my heart be acceptable in Your sight, O Lord, my rock and my Redeemer” (v. 14).


About sbk

I am a follower of Jesus. I've been blessed with 33+ years of marriage to my best friend, Celeste. We have two adult sons, two daughters-in-law, a daughter in high school, and two grandsons. I am part of an awesome family of God: Grace Church in Wooster, Ohio. www.woostergrace.org
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