O Lord keep watch over the door of my lips
Psalm 141:3. Set a guard over my mouth, O Lord keep watch over the door of my lips
David asked God to guard his lips that he might not speak or even think about evil. _an appropriate prayer for most of us. How easy it is to speak words that we later regret. We need God to help us to discipline our tongue and we must rely on His spirit to help to control the words we speak.
James wrote that the tongue is a small part of the body but it makes great boasts James 3:5. David wisely asked God to help him from speaking out _ sometimes even as he underwent persecution Jesus Himself was silent before His accusers; Matt 26:63. We should ask God to guard what we say so that our words will bring honor to His name.
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“I was made in secret, and curiously wrought in the lowest parts of the earth”( Psa 139:15).
God still wants to make true saints in secret. One day it is going to be a real surprise and shock to everyone, to find some people whom the world thought to be great saints, in the pit of hell, and some others who were despised and rejected by the world, as the finest saints in eternity.
God wants his saints to live hidden in Christ-” your life is hid with Christ in God” (Col 3:3). All the glorious blessings of Psalms 91 are only for those who dwell in the secret place of the most high. Saints who live in the secret place of the most high will renounce secret sins. Oh, what a blessed thing it is to live a hidden life in Christ leaving the glamour and glories of this sinful world !
The Amplified Bible says, “intricately and curiously wrought ( as if embroidered with various colours) in the depths of the earth ( region of darkness and mystery).” If God has planned to make you a great saint with various beautiful colours or perfections, he may take you through ‘the lowest parts of the earth’ or utter humiliating situations, like the ones jesus himself had to go through. The Lord may also take you through such dark regions or periods that at least for some time may appear a mystery to you. All these are foundations of the mansions of glory. “O thou afflicted, tossed with tempest, and not comforted, behold, I will lay thy stones with fair colours, and lay thy foundations with sapphires?( Isa : 54:11).
By the grace of God, after we have gone through all the dark and humiliating paths,being hidden in him, finally we will be able to exclaim, ” I will praise thee; for I am fearfully and wonderfully made: marvellous are thy works; and that my soul knoweth right well!”( Psa 139:14).
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Stay Blessed 😊