Teach Me, O Lord
"Teach me, O Lord, the way of Your Statues; and I shall keep it unto the end."
When was the last time we ask the Lord to teach us, His Ways and His Statues? This should be the
heartbeat of every child of God. We can ask Him to teach us "His Ways" in each and every situation of life.
"Give me understanding, and I shall keep Your Law: yea, I shall observe it with my
As we seek to be taught by God and to know "His Ways" we should not separate God from His Word. (The Bible)
For our "Spiritual Eyes" to be opened, our "Spiritual Hearts" to be taught, our "Spiritual Minds" to be effected, and
our "Spiritual Feet" to be led...we must not separate God from His Holy Word. (JSM)
"Make me to go in the path of Your Commandments; for therein do I delight."
It is when we cry out to our God, and ask Him to help us, "make us" go the right way, in the path of His Commandments, that
the Holy Spirit in Power will bring us back to the right way in which we should walk. So many times our heart can be so far away from God's ways and his plans for our lives. This is why it is so important for us to humble ourselves and pray, and petition God to help us have a heartbeat that seeks Him. When we walk in "His Path" we will know true delight!
"Incline my heart unto Your Testimonies, and not to covetousness."
To understand the heart of our Precious Lord, is worth more than anything money can buy or that we would be tempted to covet. The Word of God is of more value than earthly diamonds or gold. It is through "His Word" we learn that Jesus is our Gold that has been tried in the fire!
"Turn away my eyes from beholding vanity; and quicken Thou me in Your Way."
Any teacher or teachings that do not teach the Word of God is what this verse is talking about, "vanity".
It is important to ask the Lord to quicken us in "His Way", so we are not taught by wolves in sheep's clothing.
"Stablish Your Word unto Your servant, who is devoted to Your fear."
Proverbs teaches us that the beginning of wisdom is the fear of the Lord. It has been noted that if a person does not fear the Lord, he will have very little devotion or desire or respect for the Word of God. As we ask God to stablish "His Word" in us, we must be devoted to fear the Lord.
"Turn away my reproach which I fear: for Your judgments are good."
Sin carries so much reproach with it. Only the Lord can deal with the reproach of sin as we put our trust in "His Judgments" and believe all things work together for our good.
"Behold, I have longed after Your precepts: quicken me in Your righteousness."
As we learn humble ourselves and pray and read and study God's Word, we then can experience the pure delight to long after the Lord's precepts. (God's ways and thoughts and behaviors) Also we can ask the Lord to quicken us in "His Righteousness". When we ask God for, His Path, His Word, His Will, His Righteousness" our hearts will start to understand the heartbeat of our Lord!
Sister Joy Loves that Old Song,
"Draw Me Lord"