Words of Mouth and Meditation of the Heart

May the words of my mouth and the meditation of my heart be pleasing to you, O LORD, my rock and my redeemer. 
Psalm 19:14 

Many times we are skilled to speak politically correct words.
Our heart feels one thing, yet we speak of completely opposite feeling.

But really, how long can we maintain such skill before our mouth reveals our heart?
After all, it is out of the abundance of the heart the mouth speaks (Luke 6:45)
If our heart is defiled, it is just a matter of time before we speak defile things. 
Hence, the question comes: what do we meditate upon? Does it please the LORD?

Our sinful nature tends to project negative thought upon us.
We then have the choice to reject it immediately or to meditate upon it.

Some examples of meditation which displeases the LORD:

Unbelief offends God’s power. 
The following quote from Charles Spurgeon describes unbelief really well:

Think it not a light matter to doubt Jehovah.  
Remember, it is a sin; and not a little sin either, but in the highest degree criminal.  
The angels never doubted him, nor the devils either:  
we alone, out of all the beings that God has fashioned, dishonour Him by unbelief, and tarnish His honour by mistrust.  
Shame upon us for this! 

Immorality insults God’s sacrifice.
Lord Jesus purchased us with His blood that we may become holy people unto Him. Certainly we must not trample His sacrifice by even meditating immoral thought.

It belittles God’s forgiveness
We are not perfect and there are times we hurt each other.
Nevertheless, we must not meditate on this hurt.
We simply should forgive and let go.
If God can forgive, who are we if we are not able to forgive?
Truly, unforgiveness means we think we are bigger than God.

Instead, what should we meditate upon? 
Pure, noble, holy, just, lovely and good report (Phil 4:8) such as the word of God (Psalm 1:2)

Let us always be very careful with our meditation.


Posted March 9, 2017 by Jefri Yue Fei 吴岳飞 in Verse of the Day

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