Hope for Today - The Bible teaching ministry of David Hocking

Meditations in the Psalms

February 5th

Psalm 19:7-14

There are six descriptions of God’s Word in these verses, and we are told how valuable they are to our lives. May we never assume that we can function in this world without instruction from the Lord. Through God’s Word we are warned, cleansed, and protected. When we meditate on His Word, our own words become pleasing in the sight of the Lord.

  1. The results that God’s Word will cause – verses 7-9
  2. The realization of their value – verse 10
  3. The reward which they bring – verse 11
  4. The requests for purity and acceptability before God – verses 12-14

The psalmist makes the point that we do not understand our “errors” and that we have “secret faults” and “presumptuous sins.” God’s Word in our hearts and on our lips provides the cleaning we need.

Verse for Meditation

Verse 14– “Let the words of my mouth, and the meditation of my heart, be acceptable in Thy sight, O LORD, my strength, and my Redeemer.”

Meditation Prayer

“I desire, Lord, to speak what You want me to speak, and that my motives would always be pleasing to You.”

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