You know any servant of God can be looked as courteous, polite, thoughtful, kind, zealous for God, so forth, but what goes on in his thought life can go rotten at times. That’s why I was burdened to write this because that’s in the inner condition. Thought can be fleeting, lust or greed thoughts can just flash over your mind. So when I read from Psalm 19: 14, how David prayed that his words and the meditation of his heart be acceptable in God’s sight, his Lord, his rock, and his redeemer, I am pumped to want to know how he did it.
First he acknowledged God as is Lord, rock, and redeemer. Rock is his refuge, as many psalms show that. He is clinging unto the Lord as His protector, etc. SO when he asked for meditations of his mind to be pleasing to God, he’s really wise and speak right into the hearts of millions of men and women. So how?
Psalm 19:7–14 (NASB 2020)
7 The Law of the LORD is perfect, restoring the soul;
The testimony of the LORD is sure, making wise the simple.
8 The precepts of the LORD are right, rejoicing the heart;
The commandment of the LORD is pure, enlightening the eyes.
14 May the words of my mouth and the meditation of my heart
Be acceptable in Your sight,
LORD, my rock and my Redeemer.
Psalm 19 :14 says “May the words of my mouth and the meditation of my heart be acceptable in your sight, Lord, my Rock and my Redeemer. This is in the context of wanting to be pure and righteous before God. In Psalm 19 verse v1 to 12 or 13 talks about the law of the Lord’s perfect restoring the soul. You can never be meditating on the things that are pleasing to God if you don’t experience the restoration of the soul.
How does the restoration of the soul happen? It happens because the law of the Lord is perfect. Because it is perfect it can help to remove the dirt and the resistance and darkness of our soul. They’ll be restoring my soul. He also goes to say the testimony of the Lord is pure making wise the simple. All these are pointing to the restoration of the soul.
V18 says the precepts of the Lord are right, rejoicing the heart. Do you know that by meditation upon the word of God it would make our hearts rejoice? We will rejoice because our hearts which have been wrong , and now by the precepts of the word of the Lord we are made right. When we read the word of God , it causes our hearts to rejoice. When our hearts rejoice, it’s so easy to be pleasing to the Lord not just in external actions, but in the meditation of our thoughts. Our emotional joy will have a chain reaction to our thought life, because its just so beautiful and wonderful the Word of God.
Thought life can be the most dangerous and lethal because it is unseen. It needs to be cleansed, purified by the precepts and the word of the Lord. Verse 8B states the commandment of the Lord is pure, enlightening the eyes. That’s another beautiful word for enlightening our eyes. That means our eyes are dull normally, and therefore we cannot see and perceive the beauty of the word of God and therefore our heart never rejoices. But now the word of the Lord is pure it has the power to enlighten or open our eyes. All this is powerful.
They are more desirable than gold than pure gold sweeter than honey and the drippings of the honeycomb. What else do we want? The psalmist David says mostly in verse 12 and 13 who can discern his errors? Acquit me of hidden faults. David goes into the deep level of his hidden life and hidden thoughts. And ask that God keeps him from presumptuous sins and let not them rule over him.
Do you know that sins can rule over you? By such prayer we will finally be liberated to have the words of my mouth and the meditation of my heart be acceptable in your sight, Lord, my rock and my Redeemer. Amen.