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Read Psalm 19

Monday

Read Psalm 19

How clearly the sky reveals God's glory!
   How plainly it shows what he has done!
2 Each day announces it to the following day;
   each night repeats it to the next.
3 No speech or words are used,
   no sound is heard;
4 yet their message[b] goes out to all the world
   and is heard to the ends of the earth.
God made a home in the sky for the sun;
5     it comes out in the morning like a happy bridegroom,
   like an athlete eager to run a race.
6 It starts at one end of the sky
   and goes across to the other.
   Nothing can hide from its heat.

7 The law of the Lord is perfect;
   it gives new strength.
The commands of the Lord are trustworthy,
   giving wisdom to those who lack it.
8 The laws of the Lord are right,
   and those who obey them are happy.
The commands of the Lord are just
   and give understanding to the mind.
9 Reverence for the Lord is good;
   it will continue forever.
The judgments of the Lord are just;
   they are always fair.
10 They are more desirable than the finest gold;
   they are sweeter than the purest honey.
11 They give knowledge to me, your servant;
   I am rewarded for obeying them.

12 None of us can see our own errors;
   deliver me, Lord, from hidden faults!
13 Keep me safe, also, from willful sins;
   don't let them rule over me.
Then I shall be perfect
   and free from the evil of sin.

14 May my words and my thoughts be acceptable to you,
   O Lord, my refuge and my redeemer!

Footnotes:
Psalm 19:1 HEBREW TITLE: A psalm by David.
Psalm 19:4 Some ancient translations message; Hebrew line.

Think

Many preachers quote Psalm 19:14 before they speak - it is a prayer that acknowledges that what we have to say is a word in God's presence - it is also a prayer that our words would be appropriate given our frailty and God's majesty.

Pray

As you pray pray especially for those who preach - pray especially that each of us would preach through our deeds as well as our words.


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