Rock and Redeemer

“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)

It’s a bold, bold prayer if you ask me. The writer is basically saying that he wants every word that proceeds from his lips, and every thought he ponders within his heart and mind to be acceptable to God. Not only acceptable, but as the original word implies, “pleasing and delightful” as well.

No wonder David chose to refer to God as his rock and Redeemer in the remainder of the verse. Only by falling upon God as our rock of strength can we begin to live in such a way that our every thought and word might please Him. Honestly, I know beyond the shadow of doubt that even then, I’m not gonna make it. How comforting to know that we can also fall upon Him to redeem us when we fail.

Rely on your Rock as you set your sights on living in such a way that every thought and every word please Him; and thank Him that He’s your Redeemer who covers the many times they don’t! –Dave

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