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Acceptable and Pleasing in God's Sight



By Benjamin H. Liles

Let the words of my mouth and the meditation of my heart Be acceptable in Your sight, O Lord, my strength and my Redeemer. ~ Psalm 19:14

David's praise to the Lord, Savior, and Maker of Heaven and earth shows how truly humble he is. He not only asks Him to forgive and cleanse his heart, but also to be kept from sinning, to be blameless in God's sight. So if God's law converts the soul, His testimony makes the simple wise, His statutes rejoices the heart of man, then surely God is a merciful and loving God.

In another verse David says, "Let my meditation be pleasing to Him; As for me, I shall be glad in the LORD" (Psalm 19:14). He never wants there to be a day where he doesn't desire to praise or even pray to His Lord and God; his reason for his salvation. David was heaven minded. I imagine David is saying something to the degree of "I want what I purpose in my heart and the words I speak to you, O Lord, to be found pleasing to You."

I always ask Him to cleanse me, to keep my heart pure, and to keep me blameless every day. It doesn't mean I don't sin, we all sin in some way. The cure is to confess when we sin to Him. It's the only way to remain in Him. Therefore, praising God for salvation surely makes sense as His hands ensure our deliverance from bondage and sin. All it requires is seeing how we have fallen short of His holy laws, and seeing how much we need Jesus Christ in our lives.