PLEASING GOD

Scripture Reading: Psalm 19:1-14

“May the words of my mouth and the meditation of my heart be pleasing in Your sight, O Lord, my Rock and my Redeemer.” (Psalm 19:14)

David desired to please God. He recognized what God had done for him. God was his Rock, his stability and firm foundation. He had protected David and provided for his needs. He had given David strength as he faced his foes. Many times David called the Lord his Rock.

David also knew that God was his Redeemer. God had granted him forgiveness and hope. He provided the sacrificial system as a means to pay for David’s sins. David looked in faith to the coming of the true Redeemer, who would be a descendant of his.

As a response of love and gratitude, David wanted to please God. He wanted to please God with his words. He wanted to honor and praise God with his speech. He wanted to please God with the prayers he lifted up to God. He wanted to please God with the meditation of his heart, those unspoken words and thoughts that came as David meditated upon the beauty and glory of his God.

The Lord is our Rock. He is our firm foundation. He gives us strength to face the issues of life and He protects us. From David’s line came our Redeemer, Jesus Christ. He purchased us with His precious blood. He paid the price for our sins — “For you know that it was not with perishable things such as silver or gold that you were redeemed from the empty way of life handed down to you from your forefathers, but with the precious blood of Christ, a lamb without blemish or defect” (I Peter 1:18,19).

Because of all that Jesus Christ has done for us, we should desire to please Him with the words of our mouths and the meditations of our hearts. He deserves the best from us. With our words we praise Him and in our hearts we meditate upon His beauty and glory as He is revealed to us in nature and in the Scriptures. These things are pleasing to our Lord.

“May the words of my mouth and the meditation of my heart be pleasing in Your sight, O Lord, my Rock and my Redeemer.”

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