David knew God was so much more than the creator and master of the universe. He knew God wanted to keep it personal with his chosen. He would not only stand as Sentry for the nation, He would also stand as Mentor for the king. David needed more than a national protector of his kingdom–he needed a personal protector for his heart and life.
David calls for God to guard his heart, his mouth and his life. David knew that there would always be those that sought to destroy him; but, he also knew that on any given day, that he could say or do something that would make their job easy. So as a wise man and king, he sought God in his personal life to lead, guide and protect him from his enemies, and his own sinful nature.
We need to allow God to be Lord of all aspects of our lives as well. Sure, it is easy to seek him as provider and as protector; but, we also need him as our mentor, our master and our Lord. We have to seek God’s word and allow Him to guard our hearts, our mouths and our lives. As we do, God will make us the best we can be, straighten our paths, fill our spirits and meet our needs. That is why He is God! Jesus said it best, “Seek first the kingdom of God and His righteousness; and all these things will be added to you.” Matthew 6:33
God Bless You
I call to you, Lord, come quickly to me;
hear me when I call to you.
2 May my prayer be set before you like incense;
may the lifting up of my hands be like the evening sacrifice.
3 Set a guard over my mouth, Lord;
keep watch over the door of my lips.
4 Do not let my heart be drawn to what is evil
so that I take part in wicked deeds
along with those who are evildoers;
do not let me eat their delicacies.
5 Let a righteous man strike me—that is a kindness;
let him rebuke me—that is oil on my head.
My head will not refuse it,
for my prayer will still be against the deeds of evildoers.
6 Their rulers will be thrown down from the cliffs,
and the wicked will learn that my words were well spoken.
7 They will say, “As one plows and breaks up the earth,
so our bones have been scattered at the mouth of the grave.”
8 But my eyes are fixed on you, Sovereign Lord;
in you I take refuge—do not give me over to death.
9 Keep me safe from the traps set by evildoers,
from the snares they have laid for me.
10 Let the wicked fall into their own nets,
while I pass by in safety.