DO be so defensive, now!


Psalm 37:21-40

February 8

The mouth of the righteous speaks wisdom, and his tongue talks of justice. The law of his God is in his heart; none of his steps shall slide. Psalm 37:30-31

If you watched the Super Bowl last night, you heard a lot about two defenses. A good defense keeps the score low, almost to the point where it makes you think there is not a lot of action. But there is.
For Christians, a good defense is the Word of God, especially when it is on our hearts and not just on our minds. If you didn’t notice already, Psalm 37 is unlike many of the psalms which are mostly prayerful songs to God or about God. This psalm is more of a sermon, sharing the “battle plan” between the righteous and the wicked.
Have you ever thought that God giving you the “desires of your heart” (Ps. 37:4) really means that He will place new desires in your heart when your ways are pleasing to Him, rather than He will give you whatever you want? In other words, by meditating on the Word of God, combined with walking in a manner that pleases God, your desires will change to be more like His.
The musical group Roxette sang a song in the late 1980s called “Listen to Your Heart.” However the Bible says the heart is desperately wicked (Jer. 17:9). A better defense to the enemy’s battle plan is to “talk to your heart” by meditating on the word of God.

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