“Show Me, Teach Me, Guide Me, O Lord!”
Show me Your ways, Lord, teach me Your paths. Guide me in Your truth and teach me, for You are God my Savior, and my hope is in You all day long. Psalm 25:4-5
This was the heartfelt desire of King David. He called upon the Lord to SHOW him God’s ways. David knew the importance of KNOWING God’s ways, and the ONLY way for him to KNOW God’s ways was for God to SHOW him exactly what they were, in order for him to live according to the ways of the Living God.
Then David called upon the Lord to TEACH him God’s paths, in order for David to be able to FOLLOW God, he must take the RIGHT PATH. Therefore, David must let the Lord TEACH him, that he might gain insight, and not get lost and entangled in the clinging vines of sin. But that he would be led down the straight and narrow path, in his trek to his Heavenly home.
David seeks God’s guidance, when he cries to Him: “Guide me in Your TRUTH.” Even being a king, David knew that he NEEDED God’s GUIDANCE in TRUTH, in order to live a GODLY life. He sought God to be his GUIDE through his life, so that he might LIVE for Him, his SAVIOR and GOD. And AGAIN David asks God to not only GUIDE, but to TEACH him, concerning God’s TRUTH.
Then David ACKNOWLEDGES that his HOPE is in GOD, and NOT just for the moment but for the entirety of his life on this earth. David knew that God is ABLE to PROVIDE for, PROTECT and PRESERVE his life, while on this earth. His HOPE, TRULY was in the Lord!
We live in a world that teaches us to be SELF-RELIANT, INDEPENDENT, and SELF-SUFFICIENT. And I guess these are attributes that can enhance our lives, but they also pose a threat to our FAITH in the Almighty God. When we put our HOPE and FAITH in ourselves, and leave God out of our lives, we are at risk of going down the WRONG PATHS, and encountering a world of sin and temptations that can and will destroy any relationship we have or could have with God, and will put us in jeopardy of being condemned to an ETERNITY in Hell, the place of torture, torment, agony, pain, heartache and despair.
We need to ACKNOWLEDGE the fact that we, like King David, need God to SHOW US, TEACH US and GUIDE US in His ways. And to put our HOPE and FAITH in Him to get us through this life we must endure here on earth.
If you have NOT given your HEART and LIFE to God, then you are facing that ETERNITY in Hell. But you are NOW given the opportunity to come to God with a TRUE REPENTANT HEART, CONFESSING your sins to Him and asking Him for His FORGIVENESS, BELIEVING with ALL your HEART, that Jesus died for YOU, and is ALIVE in Heaven, making intercession for you, before God, then ACCEPT His gift of SALVATION, and like King David, cry out to God to; “SHOW ME, TEACH ME, and GUIDE ME!” Do it NOW, while you still can. He’s waiting and coming SOON!!!