Responding to what you see and hear (Psalm 19; Jeremiah 43)

“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

“Be careful little eyes what you see, be careful little ears what you hear.  For the Father up above is looking down on you…”  These words were edged into my mind as a child.  But they are not only for children, the words of this children’s song come directly from Psalm 19.

David is praising the Lord for what he sees and what he hears.

Think it through:

I.  In Vs: 1-6 David is viewing God’s handiwork (Creation)

As he views creation he is reminded of the goodness of God in creating all that we see and enjoy.  As he views creation he is reminded of the rebellion of man who plunged this world into a corrupt state.

II.  In Vs: 7-10 David is reading (listening) God’s Word

“The law of God is perfect, reviving the soul.  The testimony of the Lord is sure, making wise the simple.”

David’s response to what he see’s and hears is amazing:  “Keep me from unconsciously sinning and keep me from consciously sinning!!!”

Now this is heavy stuff.

David’s desire is to both think and speak in a way that is pleasing to the Lord.

Question:  “How can this be possible?”  Answer:  “Your mind and heart must be focused on both mortification of sin and magnification of scripture.”

God’s Word will cut out the sin in our lives and will fill our lives with wholesome things.

Our response:

We must first come to our Redeemer (Psalm 19:14, “He is our Lord, our Rock, and our Redeemer.”)  

We must desire to walk in His truth.  We will not be perfect but we will progress daily in our walk with the Lord as we sit at His feet!!!  We will also progress as we focus our eyes on His daily workings in the world.

It is my prayer that both you and I would see His handiwork and hear His word throughout each day and night!!!

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