Saturday, November 01, 2014

November 1 - The Mouth of the Righteous

Today's Reading:
Numbers 4:1-5:31
John 8:21-30
Psalm 37:21-31
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Focus Verses:
Psalm 37:30-31
30 The mouth of the righteous man utters wisdom, and his tongue speaks what is just. 31 The law of his God is in his heart; his feet do not slip.

Those who give careful attention to the Scripture and hide it in their hearts are able to live stable, discerning, principled lives. If God's grace and truth are shaping our hearts and minds, it should become apparent in the words we say and the way we say them. Wisdom and justice should guide our speech.

Response and Action:
I will read the Bible every day and apply its truth and instruction to my life. I have a hunger for God's word because I believe knowing it will help me live a stable and healthy life. I will hide Scripture in my heart, believing it will help me speak and act with wisdom and truth.

O God, may the words of my mouth and the meditation of my heart be pleasing in your sight. Help me to know and understand your word, that my mouth might speak truth and wisdom. Help me to walk with integrity and to speak and act justly. Give me the heart that is guided and shaped by your Spirit, that my mouth would be a blessing to others. Amen.

Spiritual Formation Verses:  
2 Peter 1:19-21
19 And we have the word of the prophets made more certain, and you will do well to pay attention to it, as to a light shining in a dark place, until the day dawns and the morning star rises in your hearts. 20 Above all, you must understand that no prophecy of Scripture came about by the prophet's own interpretation. 21 For prophecy never had its origin in the will of man, but men spoke from God as they were carried along by the Holy Spirit.

Renovation of the Heart: Putting on the Character of Christ
by Dallas Willard

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