I will question you,
and you shall answer me.
Would you condemn me to justify yourself? ..."
How often have I thrown God under the bus to justify my words, actions, responses? How would I dare dream of such a response - and be able to carry it out?
Lord God, I am so sorry for behaving in ways which are not honoring to You but which still reflect on You. I realize that I am the example You give to others of Yourself. Help me to steward that trust with integrity and faithfulness. Grant me such a passion for Your Name, Your justice, Your honor that I would launch myself into the path of the proverbial bus rather than disregard You in any way. Lord, may I have Your discernment to restrain me from even participating in conversations or dialogues which would not ascribe glory and majesty to You. Keep me from a common tongue; bless me with grace-speak from a graced heart.