In the morning let me hear of your mercy, for in you I trust. Show me the path I should walk, for I entrust my life to you. Psalms 143:8 NABRE
This is a psalm about God’s mercy and seeking God’s help to do His will. It begins with the psalmist asking the Lord to listen to him, explaining he was in a predicament where he is being hounded by enemies. The second part of the psalm he asks God to respond, to rid him of his enemies and to make His ways known so he could follow them. Throughout the psalm the psalmist is seeking his own righteousness and faithfulness in God, declaring he is God’s servant. When he is seeking God’s help the psalmist is very interested in knowing and doing the will of God. He asks God to hurry and answer him, his spirit is failing, answer in the morning, God manifest Your steadfast love, delivering him from his enemies, and above all, helping him to stay on the right path, to do God’s will and not waver. God’s guidance of man along the right path is attributed to the “spirit of God”, the power of God that was at work in the creation of the universe and constantly instructs His people. The spirit of man cannot do anything on its own and so the psalmist asks (and we should as well) teach me to do your will. We should express a true desire to respond to God effectively, striving to follow God’s plans with steadfast faith. If we love God’s will, we will come to understand that the value of our faith lies not only in how clearly we can express God’s will but also in how we are able to defend God’s will with our deeds.
God’s will should mean everything to us. We should always seek to do God’s will unless we don’t understand what God desires. When we don’t know what God desires our prayer should be “teach me your will God.”
Do you know God’s will? Are you always ready to do the will of God?God's will should mean everything to us. We should always seek to do God's will unless we don't understand what God desires. When we don't know what God desires our prayer should be 'teach me your will God.' Click To Tweet
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