"For thou art an holy people unto the LORD thy God, and the LORD hath chosen thee to be a peculiar people unto himself, above all the nations that are upon the earth." ~ Deuteronomy14:2

Monday, January 30, 2012

Pleasant Stone Devotional Meditation January 30

“The meek will he guide in judgment: and the meek he will teach his way” ~ Psalm 25:9
It is well for us to pray for guidance. God has promised that He will give us wisdom but only if we ask Him for it. And one of the most precious things about this lovely promise is that He takes time to add that He will not belittle us for asking. “If any of you lack wisdom, let him ask of God, that giveth to all men liberally, and upbraideth not; and it shall be given to him.” So it is well to ask believing that God will keep His promises and more. But, the danger in attempting to twirl through life using only a dozen or so texts shows itself a flashing signal light here. It is true James writes that God “giveth to all men liberally.” But, here in Psalm 25, verse 9, is the “diamond-clear stone” which lays open to our clouded vision God’s qualification for “giving liberally of His own wisdom: “The meek will he guide in judgment: and the meek he will teach his way.” As I [Eugenia Price, the author] understand the spiritual meaning of the word “meekness” it really means “teachableness.” Docility. Willingness to learn. If you are praying for guidance concerning a change of position, a personal relationship, a new purchase --- if you are praying for God’s wisdom in any situation, perhaps it would be well to stop right here and check on your meekness. Are you teachable? Are you really willing to do what God directs? Or are you doing what I have done so often, seeking God’s guidance as to what He thinks the best way for you to get your way in the whole thing?
“If any of you lack wisdom, (simply) let him ask of God … (remembering that) the MEEK will he guide in judgment: and the MEEK will he teach HIS way.”

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