13 Keep your servant also from willful sins;
may they not rule over me.
Then will I be blameless,
innocent of great transgression.
14 May the words of my mouth and the meditation of my heart
be pleasing in your sight,
O LORD, my Rock and my Redeemer.
Lord, it was beautiful - here I am struggling with something that seems so stupid, but I wanted to do what I wanted to do. And you take me to verse 13 that has David screaming out - Lord, keep me from willful sins. From what I understand those willful sins are things that are premeditated! Things that you are fully conscious of doing, but just want to! In the Message it calls them "stupid sins". It also reminds me of the DO-DO sin chapter in Romans 7.
And David's next words are a plea that those willful sins not rule over him. How true is that for me Lord - I can let the stupidest thing - sin - rule over me for a period of time!! I can get all caught up in something - sin - and let it ruin my day, week, or even month! Oh Lord - help me!!
Father I too want to be blameless and innocent of great sin! That is why even though this Dr. Pepper thing may not be a big deal to some, if I don't nip these little things in the bud then how in the world am I ever going to take take of the big things through Him???? He does require some work on my part!
The final prayer of my day is verse 14 - my words and thoughts be pleasing to You!! Oh Lord - protect me from me!! Jesus - thank you for speaking to me today!!! May this prayer Speak Thru me to others!! I love you amen!