May these words of my mouth and this meditation of my heart by pleasing in your sight, Lord, my rock and my Redeemer.-Psalm 19:14
Through out this Psalm David gives examples of how to know that God exists and that he is Lord of all. He starts off by saying “The heavens declare the glory of God; the skies proclaim the work of his hands” (v.1). David is saying here and in the following verses (vv.2-6) that the created world declares without words the very existence of God. David then moves on to writing about the law of God. He says starting in verse 7, “The law of the Lord is perfect, refreshing the soul. The statutes of the Lord are trustworthy, making wise the simple. The precepts of the Lord are right, giving joy to the heart. The commands of the Lord are radiant, giving light to the eyes. The fear of Lord is pure, enduring forever. The decrees of Lord are firm, and all of them are righteous. They are more precious than gold, then much pure gold; they are sweeter than honey from the honeycomb. By them your servant is warned; in keeping them is great reward” (vv.7-11). David is saying in these few verses that God’s laws act as your guard rails. They are what give you guidance and direction in your life and they are what will give a warning when you start to stray off the path that you God has laid out for you. David ends this Psalm with these words, “But who can discern their own errors? Forgive my hidden faults. Keep your servant also from willful sins; may they not rule over me. Then I will be blameless, innocent of great transgression. May these words of my mouth and this meditation of my heart be pleasing in your sight, Lord, my Rock and my Redeemer” (vv.12-14). You may not know you have strayed from the right path, but God does and all he asks of you is come to him saying words similar to the words David used here. God is willing and able to by your Rock and Redeemer, but you have to come to him with a willing and open heart knowing that you have messed up and that he is the only one who fix what is messed up in your life. God wants you, but he not going to force you to do anything against your will. The choice is yours between having a Rock and Redeemer, or going through life hoping that you will have done enough to get by. What is your choice today?