4 “Make me to know your ways,
O Lord; teach me your paths.
5 Lead me in your truth and teach me,
for you are the God of my salvation;
for you I wait all the day long.
9 He leads the humble in what is right,
and teaches the humble his way.
10 All the paths of the Lord are steadfast love and faithfulness,
for those who keep his covenant and his testimonies.”
Psalm 25:4-5; 9-10 ESV
David understands that our daily choices matter to God and have significant implications for our lives. His practice is to turn his attention toward his heavenly Father, asking for discernment, so he can confidently walk in God’s “ways”, “path” and, “truth”.
In Psalm 25, while facing very difficult circumstances, David calls on the Lord. He knows from past experience that God is his “salvation.” His posture is one of “humility” and confidence, because of God’s “steadfast love and faithfulness.” David wants his choices to be led by the Spirit, keeping “his covenant” (promises) and “his testimony” (scripture).”
20th century philosopher Albert Camus said, “Life is a sum of all your choices.”
Researchers determined that the average person makes about 70 decisions per day. That’s 25,500 per year, and over 1,788,500 in a 70 year life span. Some of our decisions may be more impactful than others; but it’s difficult to know their significance at the time of your making them. This is why David’s model of daily seeking the Lord is important.
As you pray today for yourself, your family and friends, your church, our world, ask God to direct us in His ways, path and truth. Trust His steadfast love and faithfulness.
Mike Harder, President of Concentric