I am challenged by David’s openness to the Lord about his meditation. “Let the words of my mouth and the meditation of my heart be acceptable in your sight, O Lord, my rock and my redeemer” (Psalm 19:14). These two parts of our body cannot be separated. As Jesus is dealing with the self-righteous Pharisees, He says to them, “For out of the abundance of the heart the mouth speaks.” (Matthew 12:34). What was in their hearts was spewing out hatred in words against the Lord Jesus. Their words and actions revealed their heart.
Solomon understood what happens in the heart of man has a direct effect on the life of a person. “Keep your heart with all vigilance, for from it flow the springs of life” (Proverbs 4:23). The meditation of the heart plays a critical role in what we say and do, and the ultimate outcome of our lives. There is an eternal aspect to what our hearts meditate on.
As we saw in the first reference (Ps. 19:14), David wanted the Lord to look at what was going on in his heart and making sure it was “acceptable in [His] sight.” Through his meditations, David learned to “fix” his eyes on God’s “ways” (Psalm 119:15). I would call this kind of meditation, ‘active thinking with the heart.’ It is far from the world’s idea of meditation, but exactly what we need.
Taking time to observe the Word of God by daily reading its pages and providing the right kind of material for our hearts to meditate on, will then inform our words and actions with truth so we speak and act as God wants us to.
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