So shall the sayings of my mouth, and the meditation of my heart, be pleasing continually before thee, O Lord my helper, and my redeemer. Psalms 19: 14
This verse is a great verse to memorize, and it has been my prayer for a long time. I always want to be thinking, working, speaking, and acting in a way that is pleasing to the Lord. I believe if we are continually cognizant of this goal – our actions, thoughts, and words will be more aligned with the will of God.
Often times the message many Churches bring to the congregation is that love is the most important thing. Disregarding anything that doesn’t immediately sound loving. While our actions are not addressed because that sounds “legalistic”.
While having love towards God, others, and ourselves is extremely important – how can we live out a Godly life? What does this message look like in practice? Oftentimes, the parishioners are left to fend for themselves when trying to determine what it means to love God and others. Which can lead to a lot of straying from the scriptures in terms of character and actions.
The Bible is our standard and our guide. It is our actions that prove that we are loving- which starts by trying to do the will of God – doing the commandments, praying and meditating on the Word of God, and loving others as ourselves.
1 John 5: 2 – 3: “2 By this we know that we love the children of God, when we love God, and keep his commandments. 3 For this is the love of God, that we keep his commandments: and his commandments are not grievous.”
In order to live a life that is pleasing to the Lord, we need to continually meditate on His Word and to do His commandments. By doing these things we will be living a life pleasing before the Lord who is our helper and redeemer. Shalom.