Tuesday, April 12, 2016

Tues., 4/12/16 Devotion (Ps. 19:4)

Today's encouragement comes from Psalm 19:14, where we read these words:

"Let the words of my mouth and the meditation of my heart be acceptable in Your sight, O LORD, my strength and my Redeemer."

This is a sweet prayer (above) with which David ends this psalm. It is interest-ing that he mentions "the words of [his] mouth" before the "meditation of [his] heart." We usually like to hope that we think first, and then speak. Knowing his own human nature the way David did, he may have been making a "pre-emptive strike" here, against his words—recognizing that what is in the heart will make its way through the mouth.

At any rate, let all of us Christian churchmen today offer the same prayer—as it is surely good to be "acceptable in God's sight." We can only be this, as we are found to be in Jesus, by faith.

[Puritan quote of the day: "Some set their bags of money always before them, others set the fear of men always before them, but a wise Christian will set God, judgment, and eternity always before him.” —Thomas Watson, in his sermon, "God's Anatomy upon Man's Heart"]