A Psalm of David
This key verse says...
Teach me to do thy will;
for thou art my God:
thy spirit is good;
lead me into the land of uprightness.
God is our
Heavenly Father, our Savior, our Comforter,
and many other blessings to us.
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One key role of God
Psalm 143:10 highlights this role.
Teach me - lead me.
In Psalm 143:10,
the Hebrew word translated "uprightness" in the KJV
is translated as
firm footing (in the NLT) or level ground (in the NIV).
Choosing Uprightness in our life,
leads to level ground
and firm footing
will not easily
God will always lead us toward
which is righteousness.
So if we FOLLOW God,
we will go toward righteousness.
In Psalm 23:3 b KJV says,
He leadeth me
in the paths of righteousness for his name's sake.
For his name's sake = to bring honor to his name.
In verse 10,
David is showing his respect and reverence for God.
He WANTS to do God's will.
He believes with all his heart that God is good
so he knows he can trust God.
David WANTS to do God's will.
We see this passion for doing God's will
throughout Psalm 119.
We do not know the human author of Psalm 119.
I will focus on verse 32 in the TLB.
Keep me far from every wrong;
help me, undeserving as I am,
to obey your laws,
for I have chosen to do right.
31 I cling to your commands and follow them as closely as I can.
Lord, don’t let me make a mess of things.
32 If you will only help me to want your will,
then I will follow your laws even more closely.
Psalm 119:30-32 TLB
That is a great prayer to God.
David WANTS God
to lead him into greater and greater
Sadly, some people do not.
Many Christians are not passionate about obeying God.
Many people often wink at sin.
They like to sit on the fence
and gaze longingly at the sins they want to do.
they get as close to the sin line as they can.
Look at the picture to the right and think of the log as separating sinful activities from non-sinful activities. Some people walk as close to sin as they can. However, if you do that, you will sometimes lose your footing and fall into "sin"
For example, some people try to figure out exactly where the line of sexual sin is, and they try to walk right next to that line. But think about walking a chalk line - one foot exactly in front of the other foot. You are going to sometimes lose your footing and fall into "sin."
Proverbs 10:10 TLB
Winking at sin leads to sorrow.
Bold reproof leads to peace.
Be firm against temptations.
If you wisely choose to stay
a good distance
from the sin line,
then if you lose your footing,
you still do not
It is not just about morality.
It is also about loving God.
"If you love me, you will obey me."
John 14:15 and John 14:23
Do you love God enough
to stay away from sexual sins and ______ sins ?
read the Bible and renew their mind
more and more
think like God
and have the desires of God.
seek God's wisdom.
Wisdom is knowing and doing right.
Proverbs 3:21 TLB
Scriptures about God as Teacher
David did some terrible sins.
David tried to learn from his sinful mistakes.
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David wrote the verse in the picture below.
David also wrote the verses in the section below.
David wrote Psalms 27, 32, and 86.
Psalm 27:11 NKJV
Teach me Your way, O Lord,
And lead me in a smooth path, because of my enemies.
Psalm 32:8 NKJV
I will instruct you and teach you in the way you should go;
I will guide you with My eye.
(We need to not resist God.)
Psalm 86:11 a NKJV
Teach me Your way, O Lord;
I will walk in Your truth.
David did not pen the following words.
God gave them to James - the half brother of Jesus...
Submit to God.
Resist the devil.
And he will flee from you.
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