Good Morning March 22

Many pastors will begin their sermons with the words of Psalm 19.  “May the words of my mouth and the meditations of my heart be acceptable in your sight, O Lord, my Strength and my Redeemer.”(vs.14) Yet these are words that should not be limited to a Sunday sermon. This is a prayer for each of our days. Paul also reminds us when he wrote, “Let no unwholesome word proceed from your mouth, but only such a word as is good for edification according to the need of the moment, so that it will give grace to those who hear.”(Ephesians 4:29) This doesn’t mean that all of our words are flattery or nice sentiments.  Sometime guidance, and correction are needed. But it does meant that our words “give grace to those who hear”. They are spoken in love and concern to the others good, and not out of personal anger or selfish desire. This is the way our Lord speaks to us.