Friday, August 16, 2019

1 Samuel 25:1-44; Isaiah 63:15-64:12; Romans 7:7-25

I am undone; because I am a man of unclean lips, and I dwell in
the midst of a people of unclean lips. Isaiah 6:5

Perhaps we would have expected Isaiah to focus on his unclean
hands because of his sinful actions. Or perhaps unclean feet because
of his path. Maybe even unclean heart. Why does he say
unclean lips? Because “out of the abundance of the heart the mouth
speaketh” (Matt. 12:34). It matters not what good we may do if we
say the wrong thing. God had a message for Isaiah to deliver and
it could only be told with purged lips. This is still true for us today.
Do we daily ask Him to guard our words? —Ken Gross

Is your all on the altar of sacrifice laid?
Your heart does the Spirit control?
You can only be blessed and have peace and sweet rest,
As you yield Him your body and soul. —Elisha A. Hoffman