From the abundance of the heart, the mouth speaks. The Psalmist was aware of this truth when he wrote this verse. How important it is that we are careful what things we meditate upon, as they are most likely to show up in our speech. If we meditate upon the Word of God, then that is what we will probably speak about when we are with other people.
People who have been hurt in some way, and keep mulling over in their minds what has been done to them, allowing bitterness to build up in their hearts, are probably going to talk about it to everyone they meet. How much better to take it to the Lord in prayer, let Him heal the hurt and fill our hearts with forgiveness, and put it in the past.
Meditating upon negative things, brings turmoil and pain. But meditating upon good things brings joy and at peace. We can choose how we want to feel today by what we think about. Most important we should let our thoughts and our words be pleasing to the Lord.
Prayer: Like the Psalmist, I pray today that my thoughts and my words will be acceptable to you, Lord.
Devotion by Anne Johnston