“Set a guard over my mouth, Lord; keep watch over the door of my lips. Do not let my heart be drawn to what is evil so that I take part in wicked deeds along with those who are evildoers; do not let me eat their delicacies. Let the righteous man strike me – that is a kindness; let him rebuke me – that is oil on my head.” Psalm 141:3-5.
Verses chosen from today’s Bible reading: 1 Samuel 27, Psalm 141, 1 Chronicles 9, and Matthew 10.
There is so much in these verses!
I intend to memorize these three verses because they are so necessary for living a Godly life.
I need these verses before I even get out of bed! I want them rattling through my brain from the get-go.
I must prevent regrettable words from being in any conversation I have during the entire day. I am way more than capable of talking my way into godlessness.
I also must stay FAR away from places that reveal and celebrate evil. For me those places are my computer and the TV. “If I lust with my eyes, I commit adultery in my heart.”
I also need to be able to take correction. I do not like to be wrong. I gear myself so that it doesn’t happen very often. But when it does, I am very defensive. I am SURE that the mistake was made elsewhere. God puts people into our lives for reasons and one of those reasons may well be to offer needed correction.
“I need all the correction and instruction You can give me, Lord. I can only do better with words, associations, and corrections if I am locked into You. I want to be there. Fill me with You. Take over every part of my life. Reveal and help me remove the sludge that clogs up my relationship with You. Make it clear and clean. I love You, Father.”
My words, my associations, and my visuals must all glorify God.