Psalm 25: 4-5
Show me your ways, O LORD; teach me your paths; guide me to your truth and teach me, for you are God my Savior and my hope is in you all day long. NIV
A year ago, I would have thought this was a pretty verse.
Today, I see it as a summary of many of the things I’ve learned lately.
Show me your ways, O LORD … not my way, not the path I think I ought to take at the moment, show me the way that YOU would have me to go.
teach me your paths … I love the use of the word “path” here. Dictionary.com lists six definitions for the word “path.” Among them are, “a narrow walk or way, ” and, ”a course of action, conduct, or procedure.” Teach me the narrow way that you have gone, O LORD … teach me to conduct myself in ways that will honor you.
guide me to your truth and teach me … don’t let me be sucked in by the world’s truth, I want YOUR truth. Teach me, tutor me in your ways.
for you are God my Savior and my hope is in you all day long. My only hope is in Christ, all day long, every day of my life.
That’s what I’ll think about today.