Song of Solomon 1:1–4:16; 2 Corinthians 8:16-24; Psalm 50:1-23; Proverbs 22:22-23
Thou Givest Thy Mouth to Evil
But unto the wicked God saith, What hast thou to do to declare my statutes, or that thou shouldest take my covenant in thy mouth? Seeing thou hatest instruction, And castest my words behind thee. When thou sawest a thief, then thou consentedst with him, And hast been partaker with adulterers. Thou givest thy mouth to evil, And thy tongue frameth deceit. Thou sittest and speakest against thy brother; Thou slanderest thine own mother’s son. – Psalm 50:16-20
As I read this today, I have great conviction regarding some of my words this past week.
Now Consider This
These things hast thou done, and I kept silence; Thou thoughtest that I was altogether such an one as thyself: But I will reprove thee, and set them in order before thine eyes. Now consider this, ye that forget God, Lest I tear you in pieces, and there be none to deliver. – Psalm 50:21-22
Thank You, Holy Ghost, for these warnings in Your Word. Thank You that you are here to reprove and to set me in order. Thank You, Jesus, for making a way for deliverance.
To Him that Ordereth His Conversation Aright
Whoso offereth praise glorifieth me: And to him that ordereth his conversation aright will I shew the salvation of God. – Psalm 50:23
In this scripture, God gives a great promise. But as in any of the promises of God, there is something that must be done on our part to receive it. To Him that ordereth his conversation aright (to him that lines up his conversation to God’s Word and God’s Will) he will see the salvation of God. And so, those that don’t take control of their conversation will not see God’s salvation.
Heavenly Father, Thank You for Your Words of correction today. Thank You for Your conviction. Truly I have sinned against You and others by my unchecked words. Truly I have given my mouth to evil. Please forgive me, Father, for this evil I have allowed and all the damage I caused. Please help me, Lord, to take control of all conversations, every word. Please help me, Holy Ghost, to think before I speak and to cast away every word of gossip, slander, deceit, or strife. I know every word starts as a thought, so help me line my thoughts with Your thoughts every moment of the day. I ask this in the holy and precious Name above all Names…Jesus! Amen!
Let Me See a Thy Countenance, Let Me Hear Thy Voice
O my dove, that art in the clefts of the rock, In the secret places of the stairs, Let me see thy countenance, Let me hear thy voice; For sweet is thy voice, And thy countenance is comely. – Song of Solomon 2:14
Of His Own Accord He Went Unto You
But thanks be to God, which put the same earnest care into the heart of Titus for you. For indeed he accepted the exhortation; but being more forward, of his own accord he went unto you. And we have sent with him the brother, whose praise is in the gospel throughout all the churches; and not that only, but who was also chosen of the churches to travel with us with this grace, which is administered by us to the glory of the same Lord, and declaration of your ready mind: – 2 Corinthians 8:16-19
That No Man Should Blame Us in This Abundance
avoiding this, that no man should blame us in this abundance which is administered by us: providing for honest things, not only in the sight of the Lord, but also in the sight of men. And we have sent with them our brother, whom we have oftentimes proved diligent in many things, but now much more diligent, upon the great confidence which I have in you. – 2 Corinthians 8:20-22
My Partner and Fellowhelper Concerning You
Whether any do enquire of Titus, he is my partner and fellowhelper concerning you: or our brethren be enquired of, they are the messengers of the churches, and the glory of Christ. Wherefore shew ye to them, and before the churches, the proof of your love, and of our boasting on your behalf. – 2 Corinthians 8:13-24
Rob Not the Poor
Rob not the poor, because he is poor: Neither oppress the afflicted in the gate: For the LORD will plead their cause, And spoil the soul of those that spoiled them. – Proverbs 22:22-23
Do not rob the poor because he is poor [and defenseless], Nor crush the afflicted [by legal proceedings] at the gate [where the city court is held], For the Lord will plead their case And take the life of those who rob them. – Proverbs 22:22-23 AMP
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