A Verse for Meditation

Torah ScrollLet the words of my mouth and the meditation of my heart be acceptable to you, O Lord, my rock and my redeemer.  Psalm 19:14

  •  How does this prayer undergird your commitment to live a faithful testimony wherever you are?
  • What do you do when you realize that you are contemplating ideas or actions that are not Christlike?
  • How could you use this verse to help someone who felt afraid or discouraged?
  • There is a great deal of instruction, inspiration, and comfort in Psalm 19. Read all 14 verses and choose two that speak to you in your situation today.

 1     The heavens are telling the glory of God;
and the firmament proclaims his handiwork.
2     Day to day pours forth speech,
and night to night declares knowledge.
3     There is no speech, nor are there words;
their voice is not heard;
4     yet their voice goes out through all the earth,
and their words to the end of the world.
In the heavens he has set a tent for the sun,
5     which comes out like a bridegroom from his wedding canopy,
and like a strong man runs its course with joy.
6     Its rising is from the end of the heavens,
and its circuit to the end of them;
and nothing is hid from its heat.
7     The law of the Lord is perfect,
reviving the soul;
the decrees of the Lord are sure,
making wise the simple;
8     the precepts of the Lord are right,
rejoicing the heart;
the commandment of the Lord is clear,
enlightening the eyes;
9     the fear of the Lord is pure,
enduring forever;
the ordinances of the Lord are true
and righteous altogether.
10    More to be desired are they than gold,
even much fine gold;
sweeter also than honey,
and drippings of the honeycomb.
11    Moreover by them is your servant warned;
in keeping them there is great reward.
12    But who can detect their errors?
Clear me from hidden faults.
13    Keep back your servant also from the insolent;
do not let them have dominion over me.
Then I shall be blameless,
and innocent of great transgression.
14    Let the words of my mouth and the meditation of my heart
be acceptable to you,
O Lord, my rock and my redeemer.

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