Words from the Heart for Monday November 13th, 2017
My son, if your heart is wise, then my heart will be glad indeed; my inmost being will rejoice when your lips speak what is right.
Proverbs 23:15-16 (NIV)
Speaking What is Right
The setting is when the “father” or mentor sits down with the “son” and begins to share from a depth of wisdom. This verse also shows us what is in the heart of our Heavenly Father for us. He delights when wisdom had found a place in our hearts. Our Father rejoices when the words of our mouth speak the truth we’ve learned from Him. Father, we desire to bring You pleasure!
If you are going to speak like a Canadian, you need to know certain words that are only used by Canadians. A good example is the processed cereal for infants called Pablum, which was created here in Canada way back in 1931. This tasteless, inert mixture of bone meal, corn meal, vitamins and grains never seems to have caught on in the rest of the English-speaking world, however. Only 11 per cent of American respondents said they used the word.
Every parent has longings for their children from before they are even born. The desire is that they will grow up to be productive members of society and will be compassionate, caring individuals. Christian parents have deep longings for the spiritual well-being of their children. King Solomon expressed these longings beautifully in Proverbs 23:15-16: “My son, if your heart is wise, then my heart will be glad indeed; my inmost being will rejoice when your lips speak what is right.” King Solomon was noted for his wisdom and his longing was for the lives of his children to be marked by wisdom. The King to whom we still look for wisdom today longed to hear such wisdom from his children. The Bible says that the fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom. So what Solomon is saying is that his heart will be most glad when his children desire to walk with the Lord and speak His wisdom. Christian parents have this same longing. There is no greater thrill than to hear our children speak of the Lord. We join Solomon in his prayer.
These have been words from the heart.