May the words of my mouth and the meditation of my heart be pleasing in your sight, O Lord, my Rock and my Redeemer. Psalm 19:14
To feel the weight of David’s plea in this single verse, one must review Psalm 19 altogether. It began with a focus on the glory of God which everything created in heaven and earth is magnifying and proclaiming in its own unique way. Every created thing in existence has a voice and a language by which it glorifies the Creator; yes, even rocks magnify the Lord.
Words are of absolute importance, so the Psalmist shifts his focus to the Word of God. Since God and His Word cannot be separated, He praised God’s Word just as He praised the person of God. God’s Word is perfect, trustworthy, right, radiant, endures forever, sure, righteous, more precious than gold, sweeter than honey, gives warning, rewarding, exposes sin, purifies us from sin. When you behold the glory of God, you will invariably behold His perfect Word also.
So, when God speaks, how can you praise or respond back to Him without saying something out of character?
God asked Job: “Who is this that darkens my counsel with words without knowledge?” Job 38:2. “Do not let your mouth lead you into sin.” Eccl. 5:6a. We individually need the Psalmist’s prayer all the time because we are in the presence of our Holy, Perfect and Exalted God who will not condone our pettiness. Words are windows to who we are, let our words be pleasing to God.
Author: Rev. Sunday Bwanhot
Rev. Sunday Bwanhot is EMS/SIM Missionary. He serves as Team leader of SIM Culture Connexions; Pastors of ECWA Chicago and ECWA USA DCC Chairman.