I Need An Armed Guard

Set a guard, O LORD, over my mouth; keep watch over the door of my lips! Do not let my heart incline to any evil… –Psalm 141:3-4

When David asks God to set a guard over his mouth, he then asks him to be the one who watches over the door. He is not asking God to hire someone to be the guard, rather asking God to stand watch.

When a guard stands watch over a prisoner, they use whatever force is necessary to keep the prisoner in check. If the prisoner tries to escape, the guard’s job is first and foremost to stop him.

  1. Do you think it is important to God that you have a guarded mouth?
  2. Have you ever asked God to guard your mouth?
  3. What is the sword that is intended to keep you from escaping (hint: Hebrews 4:12)?
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