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 ESV)
There is no excuse for stupidity. In societal confusion, we’re experiencing a good amount. When having to repent for words, reflecting stupidity…we know Christ desires more for us than speaking stupid words, stemming from our hearts. This can be totally innocent, yet, does not mean acceptable in God’s sight- and certainly not for unknowing targets.
Oh, Jesus…teenagers are innocent to how curse words spoken reflect character and integrity. May King David’s prayer be a prayer we use daily. Let the words of my mouth and meditation my heart be acceptable in your sight, O Lord. Parents, we have to parent. Parenting is tougher when raising children to understand this prayer. There is a reason in Deuteronomy 6:8, we are encouraged to Bind God’s Word- loving the Lord your God with all our heart, soul, and strength, impressing them on our children. Tie as symbols on our hands and bind them on our foreheads, and write on doorframe of houses and our gates. This is serious business.
Let’s read Psalm 19, not a long chapter. Christianity 101 begins learning to guard our hearts and protect our mouths from being unacceptable in God’s sight. Many believe secrets are protected…God’s sees all and knows all. Re-tests can be good any time we failed first time. Here lately, I’m sensing several re-tests, and this is a large warning sign. If we are being re-tested, we have flunked, needing to learn life lessons again. This is never what we want, yet, more than acceptable to keep us on God’s straight path.
Yes, We Can!
When Jesus is our rock and redeemer, we are not stuck in conviction, we repent and gain courage to do better. Isn’t this refreshing? God wants us to be pure minded, meditating and letting our words be acceptable to Him. Is this too much to ask? No. Does this take great effort? Yes. And…to move ahead in life, we have to pass test.