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For Thou Art My God

July 12, 2019


For Thou Art My God

Psalm 143:10

Teach me to do  Thy will,
For Thou art my God;
Let Thy good Spirit lead me  on level ground.

King David was praying this prayer  for deliverance and guidance  because he felt overwhelmed  by the tactics  of his enemies.     He remembered God’s faithfulness  in the past  and how he had always loved  to meditate  on God’s word  throughout his life.     In the past, God had always led him  to live according to God’s words.     That had always been a great comfort  to David.

Now the enemy was again  doing its thing,  and David wanted to react  in a God-pleasing manner.     David did not want to sin  while dealing with his enemy.     He needed God’s guidance  and asked the LORD  to teach him.     Then,  he reminded God why  it would be good  for the Lord  to teach him once again — “For Thou art my God.” 

That is a good reason.

David had not served idols,  riches,  or anything else  in this world.     He always went to the Lord  with his prayers,  praises,  and thanksgivings.     There is no other real lord  or god  with any power or authority  worth paying attention to.     The LORD is the one and only true God.     And David always honored  the Lord  and trusted  in His word.

So, David is reminding God  of these truths  as a good reason  for leading David  in God’s will.     We, too, need to remind our Lord  that it is good for us  to live  in His will — just because He is LORD  and God  over all.     He always has been LORD and God — and He always will be LORD and God.     Then,  we need  to ask God  to lead us  in His will,  so that all we do  will glorify the Lord,  as is only right and good.

As we serve God  with our whole hearts,  we say,  “Hallelujah!     LORD,  in Your grace and mercy,  You are always willing to lead us  in Your good will.     Open our eyes,  ears,  hearts,  and minds  to understand  and accept the wisdom  of Your word to us.”



A Christian devotional to glorify the LORD of lords and God of gods


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