Words about verses

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Psalm 19:14 contains a prayer that I have been thinking about quite a bit lately: “Let the words of my mouth and the meditation of my heart be acceptable in your sight, O LORD, my rock, and my redeemer.” The psalmist asks God for an acceptable meditation of the heart. What was he meditating about? Well, if you read verses 1-13 you see that he was meditating on the works of God (vv. 1-6) and the words of God (vv. 7-13). Likewise, Psalm 119:11, Colossians 3:16 and many other verses exhort us to make our hearts a home for the word of God.

This ambition to have a heart that thinks about and ponders the words and works of the Creator finds an echo in a New Testament example: Mary, the mother of Jesus. Luke the evangelist says that she treasured up the Lord’s words in her heart (cf. Lk 2:19).

With this in mind, the category “Words about verses” will be home to a somewhat random collection of devotional thoughts and insights into the works and words of God.

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