A Freudian Slip

The mouths of the righteous utter wisdom, and their tongues speak what is just. The law of their God is in their hearts; their feet do not slip. (Psalms 37:30-31 NIV)

In meditating on these verses, I think of the term, Freudian slip, which is an unintentional revealing of subconscious feelings.  Our speech reflects what is in our hearts.  If we have the law of God in our hearts the words that come from our mouths will reflect the love of God.  We can be very careful of what we say but words that we would never want to say can come out when we are under stress.  Those words will tell us what is really in our hearts.  The more we meditate on God’s words, the deeper they penetrate our subconsciousness until only words of love will be spoken when we are under stress.  I am so thankful for the grace of God that He is still working on me and forgives when I say things under stress that are not Christ-like.


Written by Diane Levy


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