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Acceptable in Thy Sight

Psalm 19:14, “Let the words of my mouth, and the meditation of my heart, be acceptable in thy sight, O Lord, my strength, and my redeemer.”

This is such a great verse, and it ought to be something that each and everyone of us should strive for. There are two parts to this verse.

The first part is that the words of our mouth should be acceptable. If you sat in a room alone with God and played every word that came out of your mouth yesterday, how would we feel? Would we feel embarrassed or would our speech have been acceptable? Ephesians 4:29 says, “Let no corrupt communication proceed out of your mouth, but that which is good to the use of edifying, that it may minister grace unto the hearers.” We should not speak in a manner that tears down, but we should speak in a manner that helps and encourages others.

The second part of this verse is that the meditation of our heart ought to be acceptable. This has to do with our thought life. Our thoughts should be acceptable to God. This is an area that many struggle with because there is no human accountability. We are the only ones besides the Lord that knows our thoughts. If we sat in a room alone with God and our thoughts from yesterday were played on a screen, would they have been acceptable? I would hope so, but if not, ask the Lord to help you.

The Christian life takes work. Unlike a regular job, we are always on the clock. There are no breaks in the Christian life. That is why we should strive to fulfill Psalm 19:14 every day of our life. How’s your speech today? How are your thoughts? Are they acceptable? If not, ask God to help you today.

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