daily devotional

“He guides the humble in what is right and teaches them His way.” Psalm 25:9

Let’s just face it – nobody likes to be told what to do. This truth rears its ugly head at about age two…if not sooner. It is human nature to want to make our own decisions and have things our own way. It is just not in our nature to stop and ask for permission or help. The first step, then, to making wise decisions might just be in admitting that we need guidance.

At some point, we must all grow up. We have got to quit stomping our foot and saying, “My way,” and begin to bow our knees and declare, “Your way, Lord.” There is a biblical word for this posture in life. It is called humility; and nothing pleases the Lord more than a humble heart. Throughout Scripture we see that God delights in a humble heart. As much as He opposes pride, He rewards humility. And in Psalm 25:9 we see that humility is rewarded with God’s guidance and wisdom.

God wants us to know His will. He wants us to make the best decisions according to His plan. But He will not force us to come to Him for guidance. If we want to do things our own way, most of the time He will let us. He will let us learn the hard way that His ways are better than our own. If we do not humble ourselves, He will allow our circumstances to do it for us. Either way, we end up bowing before Him.

Why would we choose the harder road to humility? Why not humble ourselves before God and admit that we need His guidance, rather than trying it our own way and failing? We are better off asking the Lord to guide our steps rather than to correct our mistakes.

God, thank You for Your endless grace when I mess up. Today I choose to humble myself before You and admit that I need your help. Please guide me in what is right and teach me Your ways. Amen.


Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

19Jan 2018

“But Jesus looked at them and said, ‘With man this is impossible, but with God all things are possible.’” Matthew 19:26 Every tree must grow from the root out of which it springs. The largest, oldest oak in the forest still grows from that first, foundational root that first gave it life. The same is true […]

18Jan 2018

“Consider the ravens: they neither sow nor reap, they have neither storehouse nor barn, and yet God feeds them. Of how much more value are you than the birds!” Luke 12:24 Did you know that birds have a substance located just above their beaks called magnetite? It is a mineral the birds use to help them […]

17Jan 2018

“And Jesus answered him, ‘Blessed are you, Simon Bar-Jonah! For flesh and blood has not revealed this to you, but My Father who is in heaven.” Matthew 16:17 Recognizing Jesus for who He truly is, and understanding the depths of God’s truth revealed in His Word, both happen supernaturally. What I mean by that is neither […]

16Jan 2018

“How can you believe, when you receive glory from one another and do not seek the glory that comes from the only God?” John 5:44 What happens to our spiritual ability to know Christ if we chase the praise of man? “How can you believe when you receive glory from one another…?” Jesus asks in John […]

15Jan 2018

“But Jesus answered them, ‘You are wrong, because you know neither the Scriptures nor the power of God.’” Matthew 22:29 Did you know that Jesus did not think the Pharisees could read their Bible? They were the most learned religious leaders of the Jewish people in those days, yet Jesus did not think they knew how […]

12Jan 2018

“Do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewal of your mind, that by testing you may discern what is the will of God, what is good and acceptable and perfect.” Romans 12:2 Most of the decisions we make today are not explicitly addressed in the Bible. There are no biblical answers […]