Psalm 37:30 “The mouth of the righteous man utters wisdom, and his tongue speaks what is just.”
[Lord, this is certainly does not describe the natural me. Help me to move ever more in this direction, quickly spotting and rejecting the ungodly advice I give myself, resisting the temptation to stand in the way of sinners, and certainly refusing to sit in the seat of the scornful (Psalm 1:1).
Help me to be like Job, who properly and positively rebuked those who gave him ungodly advice. Help me to know how to talk with destructive people in my life (and there are a lot of them) in a way that will be edifying, speaking wisdom, uttering what is just. May you be glorified in it.]
Psalm 37:31 “The law of his God is in his heart;’
[Here is the key: when your Word is hidden in the heart of a righteous man, it flow out constantly, influencing his thoughts, motives, words and actions; then he can speak with wisdom.
Praise be to you, Lord Jesus, for your great and wonderful work to bring such change in us through Scripture. Help me to cooperate with you in the process by consistently memorizing and meditating on your Word.
Thank you, Lord, for what you give us in your Word: your gracious wisdom, your careful instruction, your good direction. Help me to meditate on them, walk in them, to be alert to the wisdom you offer each moment. Bring to mind the Scripture, the truth, the principles I need to heed each momwnt.]
“his feet do not slip.”
[When we walk in your path, Lord, our feet step is steady, our ankles will not turn, we will not fall, for you open the way, bring the change necessary, protect us from our natural, sinful pitfalls.
I praise you, Lord, for the great and sweet privilege of walking on your way, of belonging to you, of being given such wonderful gifts, especially the greatest gift of all: being made your beloved son, dearly loved, deeply cared for, doted on and delighted in—the opposite of what I deserve.
This is the outpouring of what you are, Lord God: the great Creator, the great Lover of our souls, the great Forgiver, the great Transformer. Praise be to you for all you will do today out of your goodness and righteousness, wisdom and power. May I join you in obedience so that your Name may be lifted up before all the unseen hosts today.