Be Still . . .
Devotionals for Daily Living
I will say of the Lord, “He is my refuge and my fortress, my God, in whom I trust.”
(Psalms 91:2 (NIV))
Sadly, it is human nature to say things that aren’t exactly true. Every single one of us has stretched the truth at least one time in the last twenty-four hours. Human nature makes us do things that are less than accurate. This easily comes out in the things that we say, after all, words flow far too easily. We say things we don’t mean to say. We sound sarcastic when saying something with sincerity, and we can sound honest when we are telling an outright lie. We may not intend to do these things, but we all do them. We are all guilty.
whose tongue utters no slander,
who does no wrong to a neighbor,
and casts no slur on others;
(Psalms 15:3 (NIV))
We must learn to be diligent with our words. We must not allow our mouths to utter things that are not true. We must strive to speak of only what is good.
My tongue will proclaim your righteousness, your praises all day long.
(Psalms 35:28 (NIV))
Even Jesus redirected goodness to the Father! Everything that He did was done to bring glory to the Father.
“Why do you call me good?” Jesus answered. “No one is good—except God alone.
(Mark 10:18 (NIV))
Do your words bring glory to the Father? The psalmist claimed that he finds refuge in God. He claimed that God is his fortress. He claimed that he trusts in God. Since the Lord God sees the heart, I want these words to be my honest proclamation!
Are you able to proclaim the same?