Words of Life

Let the words of my mouth and the meditation of my heart be acceptable in Your sight, O LORD, my strength and my Redeemer. -Psalm 19:14

This oft-quoted verse attests to the importance and desirability of our words and thoughts being consistent with God’s Word and will. The text literally says, “Let what I speak and what my heart murmurs to itself be a delight to You, God.” The truth of this text urges us to always speak the kind of words that confirm what we believe or think in our hearts about our Heavenly Father, His love, and His power.  

To believe yet contradict our beliefs with careless words from our mouth is not acceptable in God’s sight. Such words not only become faithless and fruitless to us, but they can produce doubts in others—both believers and unbelievers. Acts 5:19-20 gives a command that is as true for us as it was for the apostles, “An angel of the Lord … said, ‘Go, stand in the temple and speak to the people all the words of life.’ ” 

As we go about our daily activities today, let us speak the words of life that delight the Lord.