Bible Ballistics: BBs #279 Am I Teachable???
I’d like to share a bit today about being “teachable” before God. Sometimes we get so busy, rushing about taking care of “busy-ness” and getting caught up in the hustle and bustle of life, that we are deaf to the voice of our Lord. So I’d like to share a few passages today that remind us that God is there to lead and guide our steps, and to teach us His ways through His Word and His precious Holy Spirit (Who dwells within each individual who belongs to Jesus).
The question is, “Are we devoted servants of the Lord God Almighty and His Son Jesus Christ?” Or are we striving to be a “dictator to the Father”; rather than praying “Not my will, but thine be done”, do we often pray, “My will be done on earth, and God, YOU need to confirm it-now!” We are called to be the servants of the LORD—NOT His dictators, as much popular teaching encourages today. Our focus needs to be on Him, letting God, be GOD!
“Thy kingdom come, Thy will be done in earth, as it is in heaven.” Matthew 6:10
“Shew me thy ways, O Lord;
teach me thy paths.
5 Lead me in thy truth, and teach me:
for thou art the God of my salvation;
on thee do I wait all the day.
6 Remember, O Lord,
thy tender mercies
and thy lovingkindnesses;
for they have been ever of old.
7 Remember not the sins of my youth,
nor my transgressions:
according to thy mercy
remember thou me for thy goodness’ sake,
8 Good and upright is the Lord: therefore
will he teach sinners in the way.
9 The meek will he guide in judgment:
and the meek will he teach his way.” Psalm 25:4-9
We need God—He doesn’t “need” us, but He sent Jesus because He loves us!!! It is HIS mercy that delivers us through the blood that Jesus shed for all who will believe.
“For thou art great,
and doest wondrous things:
thou art God alone.
11 Teach me thy way, O Lord;
I will walk in thy truth:
unite my heart to fear thy name.
12 I will praise thee, O Lord my God,
with all my heart:
and I will glorify thy name
for evermore.” Psalm 86:10-12
Did you get that, “thou art God alone”? Our purpose is to love Him, to serve Him and to praise Him for being God! And praise God; we don’t have to do it on our own. He is teaching us by His Spirit if we will but listen, learn and obey!
“Teach me to do thy will;
for thou art my God:
thy spirit is good;
lead me into the land of uprightness.” Psalm 143:10
And when we are willing to learn from Him, then we can share with those God places in our path. Are we being teachable or dictating? May I ever be teachable dear Lord!
“And the servant of the Lord must not strive; but be gentle unto all men, apt to teach, patient,” 2 Timothy 2:24