Monday Meditations: Psalm 19
Iâ€™m trying something new (as Iâ€™m prone to do). Iâ€™ve been thinking about this for a little while and Iâ€™d like Mondays to be short posts that are like a holy pause while promoting conversation and discussion.
It may be based on a Bible verse, a quote, a story, a thought, or anything like that; but the point is to have a few moments of reflection and then let it build from there.
If you have a moment read all of Psalm 19â€¦
The heavens declare the glory of God;
the skies proclaim the work of his hands.
Creation has a voice that points to the Creator.
The precepts of the LORD are right, giving joy to the heart.
The commands of the LORD are radiant, giving light to the eyes.
The Lord has a voice that offers wisdom and light.
May the words of my mouth and the meditation of my heart
be pleasing in your sight, O LORD, my Rock and my Redeemer.
I have a voice that I recognize will lead me to sin so I cry out â€œmore grace.â€ In all of creation we are the ones with a voice who point back to ourselves and are thoroughly consumed with self.
I hear creation, I hear the Lordâ€”yet I continually fight within myself to meditate on His goodness and speak His truth in the face of opposing circumstances. What else can I do but ask for help as the psalmist (David) does here?
Interesting to note that he asks that they be pleasing in His sightâ€¦ Does David recognize that God not only hears our words and thoughts, but sees the fruit of what we are producing the moment we think and speak? Do we understand we are made in His image and to some degree we are creating with our words?
Does it pain Him to know what we are doing to ourselves?
I donâ€™t want to meditate on and speak out of fear, stress, doubt, turmoil, disappointment, frustration, etc. I want my words and meditation to be pleasing in His sight.
What do you think about our meditation and our words?