And Teach Me

 

 

 

Many people are concerned about the education of their children.

They want them to go to the best schools.

They want them to have good teachers who are knowledgeable, as well as kind and understanding.

They want a solid curriculum with adequate preparation for living in society and attaining a productive career.

As children get a bit older, some of them begin to feel this way about their own education.

Applying themselves to their studies, they look toward the future and the positive outcomes a good education will avail.

Who wouldn’t want this?

In Psalm 25:4-5, the writer prays:

Make me to know Your ways, O Lord;
teach me Your paths.
Lead me in Your truth and teach me,
for You are the God of my salvation;
for You I wait all the day long.

How important is it to us to know the ways of the Lord?

How important is it to us to have the Lord teach us His paths?

How important is it to have the Lord lead us in His truth?

Do we long to have this spiritual “education” from the Lord for ourselves and our children?

In light of eternity, it will not matter what college we have graduated from.

Our vocational skills here on earth will not be of great significance when we die.

Our relationship with God and our salvation through Jesus, His Son, will be the most important thing then.

Shouldn’t it be the most important thing now?

 

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I Will Instruct You

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Train signals.

I stood looking up at the colorful array.

They’re very important, aren’t they?

I don’t know anyone who would want to board a train if they knew that there would be no working signals for the conductor along the route.

Without signals, who could know what was up ahead?

There would be no preparation to avoid a possible disaster.

God encourages us with these words from Psalm 32:

I will instruct you and teach you in the way you should go;
    I will counsel you with my loving eye on you. (verse 8)

We are not without instruction.

God has not positioned us aboard a train that will travel without proper direction and warning.

Through His Holy Spirit working in us and through His Word in the scriptures, we have instruction and direction to guide us as we travel through the journey of time allotted to us.

The question is, will we follow the directions that are given to us?

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Entrust to Faithful Men

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Visiting the city which is the oldest European settlement in my country, I was interested in photographing some of the unique buildings that I saw.

Driving in the heart of the city, I passed by a tall, ornate church.

Getting out of the car, I walked around the magnificent structure.

 

It’s comforting for me to see churches when I visit a new town.

When I see a church, I know there are those who meet within its walls who love the Lord.

The existence of these centers of worship is due to legacy and the blessing of God.

An ancient sanctuary reaches into the future with a history of faith within the hearts of those living long ago.

Even a new church stands because someone in the past related the good news of Jesus to the members who constructed it.

My heart’s desire is to leave a legacy that is pleasing to God.

All churches have a story of legacy and trust.

When I am gone from this earth, every investment I have made toward God’s kingdom will be used for His glory.

Every Bible story I told my to my children.

Every offering I made of time, talent or funds.

Every prayer.

Every discussion about God’s love and forgiveness.

And what will become of that?

A legacy.

A transferring of faith—-

from one generation to another.

 

And what you have heard from me in the presence of many witnesses entrust to faithful men who will be able to teach others also.

—2 Timothy 2:2

 

 

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