Our mouths can be agents for miracles or weapons of mass destruction
“Let the words of my mouth, and the meditation of my heart, be acceptable in thy sight, O Lord, my strength and my redeemer.” – Psalm 19:14
As you read, are you truly conscious of the fact that our lives are measured out one day at a time and the importance of a day? Many are not aware for they behave as if life is a continuous flowing of a river. They care not, they love not, they give not, they think not and they thank not.
Wow! How precious are the memories of Sunday school – you knew the Bible inside and out, and sang songs that encouraged and enlightened you in what was good and evil. One such song was “O be careful little eyes what you see … O be careful little ears what you hear … O be careful little feet where you go … For the Father up above is looking down in love …”
And he’s privy to all that goes on in our lives.
Further in this Psalm, the glory of God is revealed in his Word. It is a testimony to the will of God. Its precepts give guidance for life’s behavior. The Commandments dictate what God required of us. Fear teaches us to have reverence for God and the law teaches what is right and what is wrong.
James tells us that the tongue is an unruly evil full of deadly poison, full of fire and a world of iniquity. In Psalm 64:3 it says that there are many who sharpen their tongue like a sword, and bend their bows to shoot their arrow’s bitter words. Then there is the ever-popular scripture: “There is life and death in the power of the mouth.”
Our text today is a prayer to the almighty God, asking that what we are about to say today has been put in the “blender of heart meditation” that would be palatable and acceptable to you, Father God, who is our strength and redeemer.
How many times we speak lofty words, give speeches and promises, but are like chaff blown in the wind; say awful things that soak others with discouragement and disdain; give hope but render hate; shake a hand and at the same time stab a back with the other. Our mouths can be agents for miracles or weapons of mass destruction.
Yes, it is the precious gift from God of another day. What words will come from your mouth today? Are you going to give God thanks for all that he has done for you thus far in your life? Are you going to say kind words to others who have fallen through the cracks of life? Are you really going to mean, “I love you?” Are you ready to say, “I’m sorry. I have been wrong. Forgive me?” What words will fall from your lips today?
For true happiness, “Let the words of my mouth, and the meditation of my heart, be acceptable unto you, O Lord, my strength and my redeemer”.