Emails to God – On what does my heart meditate? (Psalm 19:14)

16 Oct

“May these words of my mouth and this meditation of my heart be pleasing in your sight, LORD, my Rock and my Redeemer.”

Dear God, one of the bad things about just looking at a verse here or a verse there and then studying it is that I lose the context. For example, with this verse this morning I found it in the “Verse of the Day” section of and had one thought about it. Then I looked up the entire Psalm and found out important information. Firest, it is the last verse of the Psalm. It is the wrap-up. He doesn’t say, “May THE words of my mouth and THE MEDITATIONS of my heart be pleaing in your sight.” He says, “May THESE words of my mouth and THIS MEDITATION of my heart be pleasing in your sight.” While I don’t think the psalmist would disagree with the first thing I wrote down, this vese is specifically about the Psalm that is in verses 1-13.

What’s my point? Honestly, I’m not exacty sure except to say that I’m not sure many Christians are very effective at knowing how to study the Bible, including me. It’s such a complicated book. It’s not just something you can sit down and read. Some books you can: Genesis, Exodus, Joshua, Samuel 1 & 2, etc. But others are meant to be read that way: Leviticus, Psalms, Proverbs, etc. Then there are the ones that are just too esoteric and vague for me: Isaiah, Jeremiah, Revelation, etc. In a lot of cases, I need a commentary to help me figure out what it might be that you have for me in these different books.

Father, help me to not be intimidated by studying some of the more difficult books of the Bible. Help me to find a way to learn more about you and find a piece of you where I have been too overwhelmed to look before. And may THESE words of my mouth and THIS MEDITATION of my heart be pleasing to you.

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Posted by on October 16, 2012 in Miscellaneous


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