I will instruct and teach you… Psalms 32:8-9

“I will instruct you and teach you in the way you should go;

I will counsel you with my eye upon you.

Be not like a horse or a mule, without understanding,

which must be curbed with bit and bridle,

or it will not stay near you.”

Psalms 32:8-9

My Pondering:

Here God is speaking to His servant David and promises divine intervention. What guidance God is willing and able to give to those of us who are sensitive and keen enough to listen and sense His will.

Yes, He tells him (us) that if we have understanding He will personally instruct us.

But if not, He will may guide by force for a while but not too long, at this lower rudimentary level ( like a horse or mule).

Therefore, we are wise if we internalise His Word and confidently live and look for His leading. Elsewhere, God says “Be still and know that I AM GOD”. The Puritans called it ‘settling’ and it comes by practicing and engaging eagerly and willingly, not by compulsion, the spiritual disciplines,

1. Prayer

2. Scripture

3. Fasting

4. Worship

5. Service

My prayer:

Lord, I want to be a person of understanding. Guide me willingly. Break me as needed. I need YOUR council.

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