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Monday, January 3, 2011

Teach me thy way, O Lord

WE all need divine teaching, for our ignorance is great, and there are many evil influences operating upon us. If we have discovered our ignorance, we desire to be taught of God. If we desire to be taught of God, he has promised to teach us; he has said, " I will instruct thee and teach thee in the way which thou shalt go: I will guide thee with mine eye." This is a very suitable and a verv precious promise; a promise which we should plead until it is fulfilled. The Lord's way is that course which we should pursue; that path which he has marked out for us in his word. It leads to acceptance with him, and enables us to glorify him. There is the way of salvation, by faith in Jesus; in which way we obtain freedom, peace, and holiness. There is the way of obedience, which is a practical conformity to his precepts. In this way the Lord meets with us, cheers us, gives us more grace, and makes us honourable and useful. In this way we find many difficulties, there are many things to perplex, confuse, and try us. It is a way that requires constant self-denial, and the surrender of our wills to the will of God.

Divine Instructor, lest I stray,
O teach my erring feet thy way :
Thy truth, with ever fresh delight,
Shall guide my doubtful steps aright.

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