Make Me Know Your Ways
Make Me Know Your Ways
We have many things that influence us — home life, community, schools, and media of every sort. Some of the influence is good and right — and some is very bad, as we all know. We might most often think about what is influencing our children, but we also need to be aware of what is really influencing us. What do we let influence us?
That’s what King David was concerned about. He was influenced by all sorts of things in this world — enemies, battles, friends, family, riches, and the challenges of being a king — but that is not what he wanted to be influenced by. We are shown David’s deepest, heartfelt wish for influence in Psalm 25:4-7,
Make me know Your ways, O LORD;
Teach me Your paths.
Lead me in Your truth and teach me,
For You are the God of my salvation;
For You I wait all the day.
Remember, O LORD, Your compassion and Your lovingkindnesses,
For they have been from of old.
Do not remember the sins of my youth or my transgressions;
According to Your lovingkindness remember me,
For Your goodness’ sake, O LORD.
The very best influence anyone can have is the influence of God in our lives. The LORD made us and sustains us throughout our lives. His love and guidance can really be depended upon, because we can see throughout the whole Old Testament how He prophesied a Savior and how He fulfilled His prophesies in the smallest details in the New Testament.
That is power, love, and a faithfulness that can be trusted. That is why we can be assured that having God’s influence in our lives is the very best influence.
Notice how David wants God to work in his life “For Your goodness’ sake, O LORD”. We need to trust God’s “goodness”, as we let Him “teach” us through His eternal word — not through someone else’s opinion. Because God is good, He will “teach” and “lead” us as we keep looking to Him.
Knowing the joy of God’s “goodness”, we say, “Hallelujah! LORD, thank You for Your faithful truths.”
A Christian devotional to glorify the LORD of lords and GOD of gods.
Pray for our country.
The LORD made this day, let us rejoice and be glad in Him.
The word of the LORD is tried;
He is a shield to all who take refuge in Him.
Sing for joy in the LORD, O you righteous ones;
Praise is becoming to the upright.
How blessed are those who dwell in Thy house!
They are ever praising Thee.
Just as a father has compassion on his children,
So the LORD has compassion on those who fear Him.
O give thanks to the LORD, for He is good;
For His lovingkindness is everlasting.
Glory in His holy name;
Let the heart of those who seek the LORD be glad.
Not that I have already obtained it, or have already become perfect, but I press on in order that I may lay hold of that for which also I was laid hold of by Christ Jesus.