Psalm 19:14 – Let the words of my mouth, and the meditation of my heart, be acceptable in thy sight, O LORD, my strength, and my redeemer.
I am amazed in this age of information at how uninformed so many in the Church seem to be. I’m not talking about current affairs, politics, governmental and international intrigue, or the latest fashions. I refer to how sadly uninformed so many Christians are to their identity in Christ and the authority that arises out of that identity. Today I want to address that issue by unveiling to you the divine safety net Father has made available to all His children. And furthermore, I pray you will be able to comprehend just how close and how powerful that divine safety net is.
Take a moment and read our Text for Today again; perhaps two or three times. Note two things the writer sets forth that are of priceless value; “the words of my mouth” and “the meditation of my heart.” Those are the two key elements of your divine safety net. Those two elements are the wrap and weft of the weaving and strength of that divine safety net. The horizontal fibers of the warp are held firmly in place while the intersecting fibers of the weft are woven back and forth, over and under, the firmly secured warp. The intersecting of those fibers can create great strength that can endure years of stress, as can be seen in woven clothing, rugs, and the like.
When I write of the “Divine Safety Net,” I am writing of the warp and weft of the “words of our mouths,” and “the meditation of our hearts.” Let me paint the picture for you. What should the words of our mouths?” The answer there is obvious and simple. The “words of our mouths” should be the Word of God. Our response to the questions of life should begin with, “It is written.” Therefore, the “words of our mouth” should be the stable, fixed, foundational warp of the fabric of our life we are weaving. That is the Word of God that is forever settled in heaven. However, the “meditation of our heart,” is the weft we weave into that warp. While God’s Word, the warp, NEVER changes, our meditation, the weft, is a choice, and may therefore change frequently on any given day, or even in any given hour. That is where we need to rigidly apply self-discipline to our lives. It’s your choice. No one can force you to meditate on something in particular. Even in prison, or in a hospital bed, your meditations are your own choice. You can choose to meditate upon the Word of God and His love and goodness, or you can meditate upon anything else you choose. In this case, allow me to give you the answer that will lead to you victory. MEDITATE UPON THE WORD DAY AND NIGHT!
Manna for Today – Psalm 19; Joshua 1:6-9; Psalm 119:89; Proverbs 4:20-23; 1 Samuel 3:19; Psalm 119:105; Psalm 119:130; Matthew 12:35-37; Luke 1:37; Romans 3:4; Psalm 119:105