The mouths of the righteous utter wisdom,

    and their tongues speak what is just.

31 The law of their God is in their hearts;

    their feet do not slip.

Before moving on from Psalm 37, I want to highlight a couple of shorter sections within the larger reading we looked at yesterday. Here’s the first:

It seems to me that the Bible frequently emphasises the link between heart and mouth. Jesus taught that it is out of the overflow of the heart that the mouth speaks. I don’t know about you, but I want to so hide God’s Word in my heart that its wisdom flows out of me, whether in conversation or preaching or teaching. His Word is so powerful that the more our words are in alignment with it, the more effective they are likely to be.

In Isaiah 50:4 ‘the Servant of the Lord’ says:

The Sovereign LORD has given me a well-instructed tongue, to know the word that sustains the weary. He wakens me morning by morning, wakens my ear to listen like one being instructed.”

My prayer today is that God’s Word may be in my heart so that it may also be in my mouth, and thereby a means of blessing to those who need to receive it. Will you join me in this request?

 (See Psalm 1:1-3; 40:8; 119:9-16; Deut.6:6).