Obedience · Psalm 32 · teachable · Trust

lean on Him… Psalm 32:8-10…

I will instruct you and teach you in the way you should go;
I will counsel you with my eye upon you.
Be not like a horse or a mule, without understanding,
which must be curbed with bit and bridle,
or it will not stay near you.
Many are the sorrows of the wicked, but steadfast love
surrounds the one who trusts in the Lord.
Psalm 32:8-10 ESV
God… He offers to instruct us… teach us…
show us the way to go… counsel us…
while He watches to make sure we get it right…
But do we let Him…?
He warns… be not like a horse… or mule…
who needs a bit and bridle… because they don’t understand…

Are you like the mule… the horse…
only going His way… when He tugs… pulls…
causes a little pain in your life…?
Being teachable… obedient…
is the best way to learn to trust God…
Leaning on Him… day in… day out…
asking Him the way to go…
actively seeking His counsel…
He interprets obedience to His instruction… His counsel… as love…
This is love for God: to obey his commands.
And his commands are not burdensome.
1 John 5:3
His way is not burdensome… when we love Him with an obedient teachable heart… there is no need to be pulled or tugged… no need to fight against the bridle… no need for a bit…
Those who don’t go His way are called wicked… full of sorrow…
but those who trust Him are in a place to receive His love…
recognize its steadfast… unfailing… nature…
because they have allowed Him to teach them…
Lord teach me… show me the way…
I want to lean on You each moment of each day…
Amen…

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