Hope for Today - The Bible teaching ministry of David Hocking

Meditations in the Psalms

August 19th

Psalm 101:5-8

This portion of God’s Word is powerful in its condemnation of wickedness. Slander, gossip, pride, deceit, lies – all of it strongly condemned. The admonition is to walk in the way of the Lord and to serve Him. These wicked attitudes, words, and actions, are what destroys and tears down. God’s love builds up and encourages us. We all need to be careful about what we think, say, and do, in the light of God’s judgment – we are accountable to Him!

  1. The way we deal with our neighbor – verse 5
  2. The walk that pleases God – verse 6
  3. The working of deceit – verse 7
  4. The wicked that God will destroy – verse 8

With our words we can destroy a person’s reputation; with our deceit we can ruin a person’s life. We need to stop grieving the Spirit (Ephesians 4:30) with our attitudes and words. May God help us.

Verse for Meditation

Verse 6 – “Mine eyes shall be upon the faithful of the land, that they may dwell with Me; he that walketh in a perfect way, he shall serve Me.”

Meditation Prayer

“Lord, I ask You to bring to my attention the words of my mouth that hurt and destroy, that I may always please You.”

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