Psalm 37:30 “The mouth of the righteous man utters wisdom, and his tongue speaks what is just.”
[Lord, this is certainly not the natural me. Help me to move ever more in this direction, spotting ungodly advice I give myself, rejecting the temptation to stand in the way of sinners, and certainly refusing to sit in the seat of the scornful.
Help me to be like Job who properly and positively rebuked those who gave him ungodly advice. Help me to know how to talk about the situation with a destructive man in my life 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: your Word is hidden in the heart of a righteous man, flowing out constantly, influencing his thoughts, motives, words and actions. 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 your gracious wisdom, your careful discretion, your good direction. Help me to 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.]
“his feet do not slip.”
[When we walk in your path, Lord, this will be true: our feet will not slip, our ankles will not turn, we will not fall, for you open the way, bring the changes, 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. I praise you much, Lord God, for the greatest gift of all: being 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 Lover, the great Forgiver, the great Transformer. Praise be to you for all you will do today out of your goodness, righteousness, wisdom and power. May I join you in wisdom and obedience so that your Name may be lifted up before all the unseen hosts.