Tuesday, October 7, 2008

Psalm 19:14

Psalm 19:14 Let the words of my mouth and the meditation of my heart be acceptable in Thy sight, oh Lord, my Strength and my Redeemer. (KJV)

May the words of my mouth and the meditation of my heart be pleasing in your sight, O Lord, my Rock and my Redeemer. (NIV)

The other day I was just outside the church in the parking lot and someone was saying something that must have been of questionable concern, because I then heard someone else say very clearly, “You shouldn’t say something like that when you are at church.” I wondered why someone would even bother to think like that when our God knows everything we say, do, or even think.

Imagine for a moment being Adam and Eve in the Garden of Eden just after they had eaten of the tree of knowledge of good and evil. It says in Genesis 3 that after they had eaten that they were ashamed and made clothes for themselves. They then tried to hide from God! Imagine trying to hide from Almighty God – their Creator! It is almost comical to think of Adam and Eve trying to hide from God.

Our verse for this week is a favorite of mine. In fact I use it as a closing prayer for my Sunday School class each week . I think the message it tells us is to remember that God is ever present with us and our thoughts and words should strive to please him. After all he sees and knows everything we do, say or think. God is our strength, and he is our Redeemer. He gets us through the tough times if we allow Him to intervene in our lives. Our words should honor him; our thoughts should be pure, and everything we do should glorify him. That’s why this verse makes a good prayer of commitment.

Don’t kid yourself! God, the Creator and Sustainer of the entire universe, knows all about you and yet still loves you. Honor and glorify Him in all you think, say or do.

No comments: