Pleasing God

May the words of my mouth and the meditation of my heart be pleasing in your sight, O LORD, my Rock and my Redeemer.

Psalm 19.14

As David, the author of this Psalm has reflected, as we noted yesterday, on the glory of God revealed in the heavens and the glory of God in his revelation of himself in his word, he can do nothing else but acknowledge his sinfulness and seek God’s forgiveness. Then in our final meditation today we find him praying a prayer that we will all do well to pray for ourselves on a daily basis.

This prayer looks outwards – the words of my mouth, which others hear; inwards to his intimate relationship with his God and upwards to all that God is to him.

James writes in his letter chapter 3 verse 9 ‘With the tongue we praise our Lord and Father and with it we curse men who have been made in God’s likeness.’ In the light of this how vital that we pray:

May the word of my mouth be pleasing in your sight, O LORD.

With what do we fill our minds? Paul writing to the Philippians chapter 4 and verse 8 says ‘Finally, brothers, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever us admirable – if anything is excellent or praiseworthy – think about such things.’

Ask yourself this morning how am I doing in this regard? I guess we fall far short! In the light of this reality how vital that we pray:

May the meditation of my heart be pleasing in your sight, O LORD

And if we have the same relationship with the LORD that David had – the LORD was his ROCK and his REDEEMER, then we know he hears our prayers and as this prayer is clearly in  accordance with his will he will hear and answer us.

Are your feet firmly on the rock that is Christ this morning? 

1 Corinthians 10.4

Are you secure in the knowledge that He is your Redeemer?

If the answer is ‘yes’ in each case what a day lies before you!

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