My mouth will speak words of wisdom;
the meditation of my heart will give you understanding. Ps 49:3
This verse links two important components: the mouth and the heart. What we meditate will eventually come out of our mouths. A tongue that releases a tirade is an indication of pent up anger. Words of worry, reflect a fearful heart. Kind words reveal a heart of grace. Expressions of appreciation indicate a heart that is not only grateful but secure.
A circumspect heart that prioritizes God’s Word and ways will not have a loose tongue, but be slow to speak. It will respect truth and desire to impart wisdom.
No, we declare God’s wisdom, a mystery that has been hidden
and that God destined for our glory before time began. 1 Cor 2:7
As recipients of God’s wisdom to whom the mystery of time and man has been revealed in Jesus Christ, we need to declare that wisdom and reveal His mystery of grace. Too often we struggle with the truth of James 3:10:
Out of the same mouth come praise and cursing.
My brothers and sisters, this should not be.
No, it should not be and yet, the tongue does both, releasing words of praise, wisdom, and faith, but also words unwise, ill-considered, and hurtful. The solution is to fill our hearts with praise-worthy thoughts, considering the supremacy, goodness, and love of God. A heart that captures and dwells on thoughts of God’s mercy and grace will utter wisdom.