“Make me to 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 long.” (Psalm 25:4–5).David is the kind of man I want to model my passions after. This must become a way of life woven into the fabric of our inner being, not just a fleeting desire in the hard times. When David is reviewing God’s ways with him in Psalm 139, he gives God an open invitation; “Search me, O God, and know my heart! Try me and know my thoughts! And see if there be any grievous way in me, and lead me in the way everlasting!” (Psalm 139:23–24). This is challenging for anyone of us because there is often fear in us that God might find something in us that needs correction, or forbid, repentance. But whether we want this kind of divine examination or not, don’t forget that He knows our hearts and ways anyway. Being who God is, we can “wait” on Him to show us the right way, the right attitude, the right words and actions that reflect Him and His truth.
Here is the key principle from Psalm 25 and 139: God’s searching our hearts is in view of His leading and teaching us His truth. Notice the high importance David places on this; “for You I wait all the day long.” From the moment we rise until the moment we slip into sleep, there must be this abiding desire to know God’s ways and truth because they are “everlasting”. We must develop a mindset that everything has an eternal impact.
Are you willing to “wait all the day long” to know God’s truth?
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