Psalms of Honesty and Truth

Words, words, words. We have lots of words to say, to write down, to email, to facebook, to facetime, and in all the other forms of media. Words bombard our lives as we have the TV on almost 24/7. We wake up to words. We go to sleep with words. What are the words written on our hearts? What words do we chew on or think about all day long? Are they past words of hurt that we keep replaying or words of life that we have just learned from God’s Word to us?

Words. Some words are foolish. We laugh over some words. We cry over some words. God’s Word is like a hidden treasure of wisdom that has just been discovered. If we allow His Word to permeate our hearts, minds and souls, we discover that those very words have transforming power to save us from ourselves, to change us into the person we’ve always wanted to be and then challenge us to move a little farther down the road with God.

David’s song of praise for God and His Word is uplifting, encouraging, challenging and convicting. Be blessed by reading and “chewing” on these words all day long.

Psalm 19, The Message
A David Psalm

1-2 God’s glory is on tour in the skies,
God-craft on exhibit across the horizon.
Madame Day holds classes every morning,
Professor Night lectures each evening.

3-4 Their words aren’t heard,
their voices aren’t recorded,
But their silence fills the earth:
unspoken truth is spoken everywhere.

4-5 God makes a huge dome
for the sun—a superdome!
The morning sun’s a new husband
leaping from his honeymoon bed,
The daybreaking sun an athlete
racing to the tape.

6 That’s how God’s Word vaults across the skies
from sunrise to sunset,
Melting ice, scorching deserts,
warming hearts to faith.

7-9 The revelation of God is whole
and pulls our lives together.
The signposts of God are clear
and point out the right road.
The life-maps of God are right,
showing the way to joy.
The directions of God are plain
and easy on the eyes.
God’s reputation is twenty-four-carat gold,
with a lifetime guarantee.
The decisions of God are accurate
down to the nth degree.

10 God’s Word is better than a diamond,
better than a diamond set between emeralds.
You’ll like it better than strawberries in spring,
better than red, ripe strawberries.

11-14 There’s more: God’s Word warns us of danger
and directs us to hidden treasure.
Otherwise how will we find our way?
Or know when we play the fool?
Clean the slate, God, so we can start the day fresh!
Keep me from stupid sins,
from thinking I can take over your work;
Then I can start this day sun-washed,
scrubbed clean of the grime of sin.
These are the words in my mouth;
these are what I chew on and pray.
Accept them when I place them
on the morning altar,
O God, my Altar-Rock,
God, Priest-of-My-Altar.

Psalm 19 pleasing

–Remember, only God is to be praised and His Word used to guide our lives and hear His voice speak to us. His Word leads us to his salvation found only through His Son, Jesus Christ.

May the Holy Spirit guide us in true understanding of these nuggets of treasure that lift us up and allow us to get a better view of our lives in relationship to our God. In Jesus Name, Amen

About randscallawayffm

Randy and Susan co founded Finding Focus Ministries in 2006. Their goal as former full time pastors, is to serve and provide spiritual encouragement and focus to those on the "front lines" of ministry. Extensive experience being on both sides of ministry, paid and volunteer, on the mission fields of other countries as well as the United States, helps them bring a different perspective to those who need it most. Need a lift? Call us 260 229 2276.
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