“Let the words of my mouth and the meditation of my heart be acceptable in your sight, O Lord, my Rock and my Redeemer.” — Psalm 19:14 (ESV)
Lately, I have been thinking about the relationship between our words and/or our actions in relation to the condition of our heart. It is somewhat easy to mask the true condition of our heart with our words. Things are easier said, than truly believed. But, we can only pay lip service for so long before the true condition of our heart is exposed. I really like what the Psalmist is saying here because he is not just talking about his heart, but his words, too.
“The good person out of the good treasure of his heart produces good, and the evil person out of his evil treasure produces evil, for out of the abundance of the heart his mouth speaks.” – Luke 6:45 (ESV)
So, the question is, do our mouths line up with our hearts?
These verses are ones that we should have on our lips and in our hearts daily. The words we speak and the meditations of our hearts should be pleasing to God. They need to be one in the same. The words we speak are external and people can judge us by them, but the heart is internal. Only God can judge that. We need to give our hearts to God and be willing to let Him mold us into the person He wants us to be. Then, our words will line up with what is coming out of our hearts.
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