Saturday, May 26, 2007

Bits and Pieces: Instruction

"I will instruct you and teach you in the way you should go; I will counsel you with My eye upon you. Do not be as the horse or as the mule which have no understanding, Whose trappings include bit and bridle to hold them in check, Otherwise they will not come near to you," (Psalm 32:8,9).

* The Lord God's promise of instruction and teaching are based on the condition of teachability. If we maintain a stubborn spirit of refusal to heed His counsel, it will not come to us. Our Lord's instruction is available, and His teaching ever-present --- our part is to stay sensitive.

* These verses counter any thoughts we may have that the Lord is reluctant to reveal His will. Yet, our pride and stubbornness often get in the way of understanding His desire. How very much we need an attitude of teachability in order to hear His voice.

* Our Lord has committed Himself to instruct and teach us by His blessed Holy Spirit. Yet, the condition for His promised revelation is receptivity. The question then comes: Are we teachable?

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