Monday, February 27 – Psalm 86:11-13
Teach me Your way, Lord; I will walk in Your truth; unite my heart to fear Your name. I will give thanks to You, Lord my God, with all my heart, and I will glorify Your name forever. For Your graciousness toward me is great, and You have saved my soul from the depths of Sheol.
Have you ever been so determined you were right about something, only to find out later you were wrong? It is humbling to be proven wrong about things we felt certain of. Our pride doesn’t easily let us release the things we feel strongly that we are right about. We usually stay determined in our perspectives until someone or something can definitively prove us wrong.
In the passage today, the pursuit of truth is not one marked by pride but by humility before the Father. The desire for God’s truth does not come from simply wanting to know more but from an ambition to walk in God’s way. When we seek the truth, do our hearts mirror the psalmist’s? Do we want to know what is true because we desire to walk in God’s way? God has graciously given us His Word to know the truth, but if we use it to build our own position instead of yielding to His will, we miss its purpose. Press into God’s truth with a desire to know Him more and join Him in what He is doing in the world. We should approach the truth in humility both in the way we learn it and the way we communicate it to others. Amazingly, God has not only saved us from our lowly state, but He has also allowed us to walk with Him in the truth and be united with Him, the one true God.
- Why do you pursue truth? Are you pursuing truth to only be right or to learn God’s way? Explain.
- Who exemplifies walking in God’s truth? How might you encourage them in this?
- Pray and ask God to equip you to walk in His way so that you may be united with Him.