Set a watch, O LORD, before my mouth; keep the door of my lips (Psalms 141:3).
Today’s Morsel: When I use to play football in the Army, everyone had to have a mouth piece or mouth guard for protection. As quarterback, it was hard calling the plays so that the other players could all hear me with the mouth piece in, so I took it out. We ran a play and gained many yards and I looked and the referee had thrown a flag. When I asked him what the penalty was for, he said it was because I didn’t have my mouth piece in. I said, "Are you are kidding me?!" He said it was part of the safety rule. Mouth pieces serve as protectors so you don’t lose your teeth.
The Psalmist asked the Lord to set a watch before his mouth and to keep the door of his lips. When we have the protection of the Lord at our mouth, we won’t utter words that aren’t please to Him, nor will we snare ourselves with wrong wording. If you find yourself uttering and saying things that you shouldn’t, or yelling at your loved ones, then why not ask the Lord to set a watch at your mouth. Sticks and stones may break bones, but it is sure that wrong words do hurt.
Sing: I will praise Him! I will praise Him! Praise the Lamb for sinner slain! Give Him glory all ye people, for His blood can wash away each stain.