We need the teaching of the Great Expositor!
(“Every Day!” Author unknown, 1872)
“Lead me in Your truth–and teach me!” Psalm 25:5
What a mercy it is, in the midst of prevailing errors, to possess the truth of God–the sure word of His testimony–the Holy Scriptures, which are able to make us wise unto salvation through faith in the Lord Jesus Christ. May we read, mark, learn, and inwardly digest the truth–that we may find it profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, and instruction in righteousness.
Too frequently the Word of God is read with little profit, because it is read with little prayer. We need Divine illumination! We need the teaching of the Great Expositor, in order rightly to understand the Word of God, and to receive it in the love of it.
May the prayer of the psalmist be my prayer: “Lead me in Your truth–and teach me!”
Lead me into the knowledge and experience of it–let it dwell in my heart, and influence my life.
Lead me into the enjoyment of it–may I find Your Word, and eat it; may it be sweet to my taste, yes, sweeter than honey–than honey from the comb.
And lead me into the practice of it–may my ways be directed to keep Your statutes, and may I be a living epistle, read and known by all men.
May Your Word come to me with power, with the Holy Spirit and with deep conviction!
“When He, the Spirit of truth, comes–He will guide you into all truth.” John 16:13
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