Tsk, tsk, tsk, I’m not good at this.
This verse needs to be plastered to my forehead so by virtue of osmosis maybe my brain will be called into obedience. Perhaps then I will stop making the ugly remarks under my breath at the person who swipes my parking space!
In the beginning of Psalm 19, David the author, declares how the heavens proclaim God’s glory without one word being said.
Instead creation does what it’s made to do. The sun with its crimson and golden arrival brings warmth to all in it’s path. When it has completed its work it makes a brilliant splash into the western heavens with another display of spectacular.
Without a word. Without a thought.
The psalmist goes on to say that God’s law is perfect (Psalm 19:7a). His statues trustworthy (Psalm 19:7b). His precepts right (Psalm 19:8a). His commands radiant (Psalm 19:9b) and His decrees firm and righteous (Psalm 19:9).
His Word warns us protects us.
So why don’t we listen? Why are we contrary?
Here we stand part of God’s creation often full of ugly words and thoughts turning out backs on what god intended for us.
The psalmist calls out, “But who can discern their own errors? Forgive my hidden faults. Keep your servant also from willful sins: may they not rule over me.” (Psalm 19:12-13)
Oh Lord, may they not rule over me this week. May they not rule over me…
Lord, I pray that what lives in my heart and comes out of my mouth be pleasing to you as you have purposed for me. In Jesus name. Amen.
Making Mondays less mundane with a word from the Word.
Looking forward, pressing on and seeking God in every bump and twist in the road.