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How Are Your Words?

“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.

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You who fear the LORD, praise him! All you descendants of Jacob, honor him! Revere him, all you descendants of Israel! Psalm 22:23

There are many things in this world we can admire. There are many famous people we may stargaze over because of all the abilities they have been given. We may soon be finding ourselves praising them and honoring them to the place they get all of our attention. We see them behind the TV screen which grasps a lot of our daily attention. We would instead praise the celebrity or athlete behind the screen than the One who is truly worthy.

This isn’t to make us feel guilty, but it is written to change us. David called out and said for those who fear the Lord, Praise Him. If we admire God, then praise should be a daily heartfelt response. Maybe our hearts have been overtaken by false idols, and there isn’t enough room for fearing God. Could it be, we have allowed to much space to worship idols instead of the One True God?

David called out to the descendants with an an exclamation point behind his statements. He knew there would be other idols trying to compete with the fear of the Lord. We too are descendants of Jacob and like our ancestors, it’s time to honor, revere and praise His name. It could be time to get rid of what’s taking the place of our daily praise! Making praise a regular exercise will conquer the invasion of the idol.

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