By: Darrelyn L. TuttToday's Meditation: Psalm 19:1-14"The heavens declare the glory of God; and the firmament showeth His handiwork. Day unto day uttereth speech, and night unto night showeth knowledge. There is not voice nor language where their voice is not heard. Their line is gone out through all the earth, and their words to the end of the world. In them hath He set a tabernacle for the sun, which is as a bridegroom coming out of his chamber, and rejoiceth as a strong man to run a race. His going forth is from the end of the heaven, and His circuit unto the ends of it: and there is nothing hid from the heat thereof. The law of the Lord is perfect, converting the soul; the testimony of the Lord is sure, making wise the simple. The statutes of the Lord are right, rejoicing the heart: the commandment of the Lord is pure, enlightening the eyes. The fear of the Lord is clean, enduring forever; the judgments of the Lord are true and righteous altogether. More to be desired are they than gold, yea, than much fine gold: sweeter also than honey and the honeycomb. Moreover by them is Thy servant warned; and in keeping of them there is great reward. Who can understand His errors? Cleanse thou me from secret faults. Keep back Thy servant also from presumptuous sins; let them not have dominion over me: then shall I be upright, and I shall be innocent from the great transgression. Let the words of my mouth, and the meditation of my heart, be acceptable in Thy sight, O Lord, my strength, and my Redeemer."Psalm 19:1-14------Ladder Rung: P191MP and M are the first and last letters of Psalm.Selection of words to aid in memory:Plaster Mind.Plaster - To cover, smother, spread, slather, decisively coat an area or object.To utilize the ingredient of lime in a mixture which preserves and stores an item.We are to plaster our minds with all that keeps us aligned to Christ.19:1 is our reference.At 1:00 PM we'll rehearse our passage x9 in a variety of ways (whisper, sing, quiet, aloud, to another, or in writing ... you decide.)We will share this provoking piece of meditation with 1 individual.-----The word "plaster" is decidedly excellent.Utilized in Deuteronomy 27:2,4; commandment was given by God to preserve His word in large rocks which would be sealed by a plaster of lime for the purpose of preserving and procuring His promises. The plastered rocks would be placed in the midst of God's people (across the Jordon and in the Promised Land) in order than they might rehearse and remember His Word and presence continually among them.The "Word," in this way, was literally written in stone and served as a visual reminder and written testament which spoke of God's presence and promise in the midst of His people.------Psalm 19 ends with one of the most commonly used verses in the Bible:"Let the words of my mouth, and the meditation of my heart, be acceptable in Thy sight; O Lord, my strength, and my Redeemer."Psalm 19:14We are to "plaster" our minds with meditation.This vital truth is significant, as it rests on the truths preceding it, which should be viewed and studied as the blueprint for meditation.When you see the words "10 Commandments" this is a prelude to the actual 10 Commandments.When you see "Meditation," verses 1-13 of Psalm 19 are the preliminary blueprint for meditation.Plaster, engraft, employ, embed the wonders of God in your head ... until they translate your mind into a screen of God's glory.Consider His creation, covenant, character, and conduct as you pour over the plastered script of these life-giving words and be blessed thoroughly.The statutes of the Lord are right, rejoicing the heart;The commandment of the Lord is pure, enlightening the eyes.Mmmm ...Beautifully good, emphatically sound, instructively bound meditation.Let your heart be drawn to it:Rehearse it,Remember it,Recall it,Realize it.Reach for it.Let your heart be so full of it,And your mind so plastered with it,That it cannot go anywhere but deeper.Get it in you.-----Precious Father and Living Word,Thy testaments, judgments, statutes, and commandments are altogether radiant and glorious; they stand the test of time when no other word does ... and supplement the soul and mind with provoking and pleasurable life-sustaining truths:Guide with wisdom, those relying upon them.Fill with hope; those diligently studying them.Emanate with joy, those hungering for them.Plaster, in the hearts, minds, and souls, of all those seeking emphatically after Thee, Thy precious Word as an enlistment of Thy sustaining grace.May the meditation of this Psalm supplant all other thoughts that intersect this day and may our minds be employed with a diligence to readily and steadily receive Thy word within our needy souls.Amen.
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