Tuesday, October 2, 2018

Psalm 141:3-4 NIV 2011

Set a guard over my mouth, Lord; keep watch over the door of my lips. Do not let my heart be drawn to what is evil so that I take part in wicked deeds along with those who are evildoers; do not let me eat their delicacies.

 

David was aware of the evil that surrounded him and went to the Lord in prayer. Psalm 141:1, “I call to you, Lord, come quickly to me.” He like James knew the tongue’s tendency would reveal a heart attitude. James 3:8, “But no human being can tame the tongue. It is a restless evil, full of deadly poison.” Deceit was rampant in his day and most men of God lived with the same worldly deceit. Joshua 24:24, “‘Now then,’ said Joshua, ‘throw away the foreign gods.’” God knows the heart. Hearts focused on the Father assure constant communion with Him.

 

One take away from a “Coping with Cancer” class, we couldn’t continually stuff our feelings/emotions and put a lid on them. At some point the pot would boil over and harsh words would spill out. Like David, I need to learn to guard my mouth and not consume evil. That takes a daily commitment to spend time in His Word and pray. I’ve discovered He doesn’t care when that takes place but that I just do it. My heart focused on Him helps maintain constant communion with Him.

 

How does constant communion with God help believers?

 

Father focused,

S

4 thoughts on “Tuesday, October 2, 2018

  1. It is most difficult to listen any pray to God sometimes when I am suffering, but I can never out suffer what my Lord and Savior did for me on the cross.

    1. That is so true. I understand exactly what you are typing. I can’t out suffer Him. Thankful He was willing to do that for me and everyone who accepts Him as Lord and Savior.
      Hugs,
      Sally

  2. So true that the tongue can & often is evil! It is good to always be reminded! I love Psalms 141!
    Thank God for the Bible & for your reminder! See you soon.
    ❤️ i

    1. Thanks for your response. He never ceases to amaze me. Just when I’m positive the daily was not all it could be, I get two replies that encourage me.
      Looking forward to our late lunch on Thursday…Hugs (( ))

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