14 Let the words of my mouth and the meditation of my heart be acceptable to you, O Lord, my rock and my redeemer.
A lot of preachers use this verse before beginning a sermon. I imagine that most of the time they have a plan about what they will say. That is not always true of the rest of us. Too often we don’t think about what we are saying. The words just rush out and we often wish we could take them back. Our hasty words can injure others. My father used to say “put your brain in gear before you put your mouth in motion.” Wise words indeed.
Patient God, help us to think before speaking so that our words can be acceptable in your sight. AMEN