“Therefore, my heart is glad, and my tongue rejoices; my body also will rest secure, because you will not abandon me to the realm of the dead, nor will you let your faithful one see decay.” Psalm 16:9,10
The outcome of David’s priorities being aligned with the Lord was the peace he experienced. His heart was glad which led to his tongue rejoicing. It is amazing how the heart and tongue join in what will be said. David had a happy heart.
We should remind one another to keep our hearts glad. There are several forces at work to keep our heart embittered, but we should be intentional at keeping our heart prepared. If we are not cautious, we can experience the poison of a worldly view and end up with a decaying heart. What we value will have the substance of what will make us glad in this world.
When our values are bent towards the Lord and what he endures, our heart will be glad. If our priorities have been led astray by the increasing desires of this world, we will lose our rejoicing heart. Our heart was created to find pleasure in the Lord, and that is why a heart left unattended will take its cue from what the world has to offer. We must be cautious of what we value and stay attuned to the changing condition of our words. If our words are changing, then the heart needs attention.
Today in the workplace
How are your words?