Spiritual Digest — March 11, 2021 at 6:54 pm

Watch Your Words!


May the words of my mouth and the meditation of my heart be pleasing in your sight, O Lord, my Rock and my Redeemer. Psalm 19:14

Watch Your Words! (Image by Shutterstock)
Watch Your Words! (Image by Shutterstock)

To feel the weight of David’s plea in this single verse, one must review Psalm 19 altogether. It began with a focus on the glory of God which everything created in heaven and earth is magnifying and proclaiming in its own unique way. Every created thing in existence has a voice and a language by which it glorifies the Creator; yes, even rocks magnify the Lord.

Words are of absolute importance, so the Psalmist shifts his focus to the Word of God. Since God and His Word cannot be separated, He praised God’s Word just as He praised the person of God. God’s Word is perfect, trustworthy, right, radiant, endures forever, sure, righteous, more precious than gold, sweeter than honey, gives warning, rewarding, exposes sin, purifies us from sin. When you behold the glory of God, you will invariably behold His perfect Word also.

So, when God speaks, how can you praise or respond back to Him without saying something out of character?

God asked Job: “Who is this that darkens my counsel with words without knowledge?” Job 38:2. “Do not let your mouth lead you into sin.” Eccl. 5:6a. We individually need the Psalmist’s prayer all the time because we are in the presence of our Holy, Perfect and Exalted God who will not condone our pettiness. Words are windows to who we are, let our words be pleasing to God.


  • Rev. Sunday Bwanhot

    Rev. Sunday Bwanhot is a missionary to America serving with SIM/ECWA. He is an Economist by profession and has worked as a Statistician with Kaduna State Government. He later pioneered and managed the Challenge Press of ECWA in Jos before God’s call to pioneer the Prayer Ministry of ECWA in Jos, Nigeria. In 1993, God called him to Chicago as a missionary and has been serving there since 1995 to date. Currently, he pastors ECWA Chicago which he planted and serves as the Chairman of the ECWA USA District Church Council. Loves being a grandpa of 8 grandchildren and enjoys writing.

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