Lips of Grace

Lips of Grace

Thou art fairer than the children of men:  grace is poured into thy lips: therefore God hath blessed thee for ever.  (Ps 45:2 KJV)  This psalm is speaking of the coming Savior of the world, and pointing out that He had grace literally POURED out upon His lips.  Did Jesus prove the truth of this verse?  Yes, He did!

Jesus’ lips were anointed with such grace that it poured from His lips like streams of living water.  His words blessed all those who heard and received them.

He who loves purity of heart and has grace on his lips, the king will be his friend.  (Pro 22:11)  Jesus was loved by all who came to Him and were touched by Him.  We may also have this same blessing if we allow the Lord to use our lips to bless others.

So all bore witness to Him, and marveled at the gracious words which proceeded out of His mouth.  (Lk 4:22a)  People who heard Jesus’ words were astonished, awed, and impressed by them—they had such an impact.

Charles Spurgeon, in his commentary on Psalm 45:2, had this to say:

“Imagination’s utmost stretch cannot conceive of anything more gracious; and the contemplation of the most devoted Christian cannot think of any words more majestic in goodness, more tender in sympathy, more full of honey, and more luscious in their sweetness, than the gracious words that proceeded out of the lips of Jesus Christ.”

Jesus, as our Savior and example, is our model for life and faith.  As His words blessed the people who heard them, so also, should ours.  As we spend time meditating upon the Bible, and time in worshiping the Lord, our words will become more and more like His.  For Jesus’ words bestowed grace upon grace to all those who heard them. 

Listen to and learn from Jesus’ words; meditate upon the Scriptures; obey the Holy Spirit; and then follow Jesus’ example of speaking grace-filled words.

God is in a Good Mood

God is in a Good Mood

 

Here’s a great idea:  God is in a good mood!  Yes, He is.  Here are some concepts to mull over.

And God can give you more blessings than you need. Then you will always have plenty of everything—enough to give to every good work.1  Because God IS good and because He loves you, not only is He able to give you more blessings than you need but He is eager and WILLING to do so! 2

Give thanks to the Lord because he is good. His love continues forever.3  God’s love for us continues forever—it’s nonstop!  And His goodness towards each one of His children is nonstop.  That’s another way to say that He’s in a good mood.  He views each one of us as the person that He has created us to be, fulfilling His call upon our lives and bringing glory to the Kingdom of God.  How could He not be in a good mood when He thinks of us with perfect love4 so therefore His expectations for us are good?

QuotationGod describes Himself as gracious and compassionate, slow to anger and abounding in love. God is good and, by nature, in a good mood.
~ Sourcehttp://bssm.net/about/corevalues

God is good and His nature influences everything about Him. His own goodness and love for His creation keeps Him in a “good mood,” which is a human concept, of course.  It’s a wonderful way to think of God, though; because thanks to Jesus, we are able to communicate with and approach the Lord always, for any reason.6 Hurray!

  1. 2 Cor 9:8
  2. Mat 8:3; Mk 1:41; Lk 5:13; Jer 29:11; Ps 35:27; 37:4; Mal 3:10; Php 4:19; Mt 6:33; Eph 1:3
  3. Ps 136:1
  4. 1 Cor 13:4-8
  5. Ps 103:8-14; Num 14:18; Zep 3:17; Gal 5:22-23; Mat 7:11; Ex 34:5-7
  6. Heb 4:16; 2 Cor 5:18; 20; Eph 3:12