April 19, Reading 2 – Psalm 140, 141

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SAA Notes

Slander is both evil and violent. The Bible is a mirror that we quake to look into! When I slander I don’t want to think of myself like this. Our prayer should be as in Psalm 141:3,4. When slandered yourself, talk to the Lord as David did!

SJA Notes

“But my eyes are toward you, O GOD, my Lord; in you I seek refuge; leave me not defenseless!”

Two psalms, each a different side of the coin that is slander.

In Psalm 140 David cries out to the Lord about the evil men who bring mischief with their lips.

In Psalm 141 David cries out to the Lord about his own tongue – That the Lord would set a guard over his mouth, and watch the door of his lips.

As with David we experience both these sides. We are spoken again with evil intent, and we ourselves speak with evil intent.

The answer is so crystal clear, the answer for both of these problems is: CRY OUT TO THE LORD!

Come to Jesus.

Let His righteousness wash over us, the safety in His work on the cross, His resurrection power at work in us.

Come to Jesus.

Our own thoughts words and deeds are but filthy rags. It is HIS thoughts, HIS words, HIS deeds that are to be ours, ours to seek and ours to follow after.

Let us seek rescue and refuge in Jesus.

Hallelujah, what a Saviour we have!

* Father God,

Thank You for the salvation we have in Jesus.

Thank You for the solid rock we have in You, Your faithfulness without end and Your love steadfast.

Thank You that in Jesus we can meet with You, be in Your presence.

Amen.

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