Let me not be ashamed;
Let not my enemies triumph over me.
Do you recognize these verses? I sang these verses as a praise song in church when I was a little girl. There is nothing like singing the Word!
David began by telling the Lord that he trusts Him. David is acknowledging the Lord and putting on humility. He then goes on in verses 8-10 to tell us about the Lord and His character.
Good and upright is the Lord;
Therefore He teaches sinners in the way.
The humble He guides in justice,
And the humble He teaches His way.
All the paths of the Lord are mercy and truth,
To such as keep His covenant and His testimonies.
Let’s look at the questions we are asking ourselves about being Humble in relations to Psalm 25:8-10
- Am I humble?
- Are you humble? Are you able to hear the Lord? Are you able to listen to the Lord. If so, you are on your way to obtaining humility.
- What does being humble look like?
- When we are humble we can listen and hear the Lord. We are not letting ourselves, our sin, our desires, or our ambitions get in the way. We are repentant.
- Why does God tell us/you to be humble?
- God calls you to be humble so he can guide you in the ways that are just, and right AND He can teach you His way, not the worlds way, but His way to live and exist.
- And… How would the world look if we did this one thing: Be Humble?
- If we were all being humble, listening the Lord and being guided by Him to be just and be taught by Him in His ways we would see the 10 commandments being lived out FOR REAL. How exciting would that be? And this is just the beginning of what the Lord wants to teach us about His way.
May you have a wonderful week and I will see you next week!