The Sovereign Lord has given me His words of wisdom, so that I know how to comfort the weary. Morning by morning He wakens me and opens my understanding to His will. (RSV – that I might know how to sustain with a word him that is weary).
Gary Chapman’s book, “The Five Love Languages” unpacks what it means to supply words of affirmation to people as one way of expressing love. The Bible refines the concept even more when it directs us to receive wisdom and understanding from the Lord every morning so that we can dispense it as the Holy Spirit leads us in our contacts throughout the day. We learn that the right word fitly spoken (Prov. 25:11 KJV) at the right time (Prov. 25:25) can be a tremendous encouragement to someone who needs hope. As we meditate on God’s Word and pray, He not only meets our own soul’s needs but also equips us to relieve hurting hearts we encounter. Listen as He wakes you “morning by morning.” Invite Him to “open your understanding.”