The mouth of the righteous man utters wisdom, and his tongue speaks what is just. The law of his God is in his heart; his feet do not slip. Psalm 37:30-31 (NIV)
Acting Wisely And Justly
Do you want to be able to live wisely? Do you want to be able to speak justly? Do you want your life to have a firm foundation? Do you want to walk securely through life? Yes, of course, I want all these things to be true of my life. I am tired of taking missteps. I am weary of thinking and speaking and acting unwisely or unjustly. What must I do to be able to think and speak and act wisely and justly? You know the answer to your own question. You have no need to have me answer that question for you. Nevertheless, I would still like to hear you affirm what I think is the answer to my question. First then, tell me what you know to be the truth. Tell me the answer you have in your heart and on your mind. If I want to live wisely and speak justly, I must have your word in my heart and mind and life. If I want my life to have a firm foundation, I must allow your word to dwell in me richly. If I want to be on solid ground, have secure footing and not slip or take missteps through life, I must allow your word to guard and guide my life. That is true, you have answered correctly.
How will you allow my word to dwell in you richly? I will meditate on your word day and night. Your word will always be with me. I will allow your word to change my heart and transform my mind. I will allow your word to guard and guide the entire course of my life. I know that your word will make me able to think and speak and act in ways that are pleasing to you. That is also true.
Will you ever regret the time and effort that you spend in allowing my word to dwell in you richly? No, not ever. My time and effort could never be better spent. Your word is molding and shaping my life. Your word is helping me to live the life you have called me to live. Your word is helping me to know and do your will. Your word is making me fruitful in your service. Your word is helping me to bear fruit for your kingdom and bring glory to your name. I will never regret the time I spend with you, taking your life deeply into my heart and mind and life. That is very good.
Lord, I will take your word deeply into my heart and mind and life. I will allow your word to be the firm foundation of my life. Use your word to make me able to think and speak and act wisely and act justly. Use your word to keep my feet from slipping. Amen
Key Question… How are you daily taking God’s word into your heart and mind and life?
Living It Out… Allow God’s word to make you able to think and speak and act wisely and justly.
Seeing It Happen… Have faith that taking God’s word into your heart and mind will help you to walk securely through life.
Get Ready To Share… Share with another person or your small group how God’s word has given you a firm foundation in life.
Prayer To Bless Others… May you take God’s word into your heart so you can think and speak and act wisely and justly.
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