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Teach Me

From Psalm 86

Hope from Today's Reading:

"Teach me your way, O Lord, that I may walk in your truth; unite my heart to fear your name." (Psalm 86:11 ESV)

It's easy to read the words "teach me" and think, This is a beginner. A new student. Someone just starting out.

But that's not the case at all in Psalm 86. This is written by David, who knew the Lord well, who'd relied on the Lord to conquer giants and preserve his life from vengeful kings, and who repeatedly, unhesitantly called himself the Lord's servant just verses earlier: "Preserve my life, for I am godly; save your servant, who trusts in you—you are my God" (v. 2; cf. v. 4). These aren't the words of someone just starting out in faith.

I'm guessing you aren't just starting out either. You've known about God for a while—for years or maybe decades. You've faced Goliaths and won. But still, there are moments when you feel like a beginner, when you struggle or hesitate, when you doubt or stray. Here's what I learned from David:

You can know—with confidence—you are the Lord's and, at the same time, know He's still got some things to teach.

Hopefully yours,

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