by Robert Chamberlain
Lead me in your truth and teach me, for you are the God of my salvation; for you I wait all the day long.
Psalms 25:5 ESV
When people talk about being progressive, I wonder what they mean they’re progressive in (for that matter, what are conservatives trying to conserve?). As far as David was concerned, he wanted to be progressive in God’s truth. He made this desire his prayer.
Who is your teacher? You may have finished your formal education, but we all continue to learn, for better or for worse. For many, the media is what informs and attempts to teach us how to interpret the information it gives us. Hopefully we have the foresight to read between the lines! David wanted God to teach him, and so should we, by His Word and Spirit.
Why should we trust God not to lead us into and teach us “fake news”? Because He is the God of our salvation. He has saved us from the punishment we deserve for our falsehood and folly.
One thing that God leads us into is patience. He teaches us it and saves us in order that we might be patient. So David said he waited for the Lord all day long, and so should we!
“Oh God Almighty, how we praise You for Your leading, Your teaching, Your salvation, and the patience You’re developing in us. For the honour of Your name, amen”