Monday, January 30, 2006

My Mouth Shall Not Transgress

You have tested my heart;
You have visited me in the night;
You have tried me and have found nothing;
I have purposed that my mouth shall not transgress.

Concerning the works of men,
By the Word of Your lips,
I have kept away from the paths of the destroyer.
(Psalm 17:3-4)
Here again is the heart/mouth connection. David set his heart before the Lord and purposed that his mouth would not transgress. It is important that we establish our heart upon the right things, but it is just as important that we align our words with the right things.

David made a determination that he would not overstep the boundaries by the words of his mouth, but that he would line his mouth up with the Word of God, for it was by the Words of God’s lips that David was able to avoid the path of the destroyer. Not only did the Word keep David from walking that path himself, it also kept him from crossing that path — and so he was kept from destruction.

David purposed, therefore, that he would not speak anything contrary to the Word of God. If you want to walk a successful and prosperous path, you must determine that you will not transgress with your lips, but that you will speak in agreement with the Words of God’s lips.

Set your heart on the Word of God, then when your mouth speaks out of the overflow of your heart, it will keep you from destruction and bring forth the creative power of God into your life. For the Word of God not only reveals things, it also causes things to be.

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