Psalm 143:10 (ESV)
Teach me to do your will, for you are my God! Let your good Spirit lead me on level ground!
Ephesians 2:4-5 (ESV)
But God, being rich in mercy, because of the great love with which he loved us, even when we were dead in our trespasses, made us alive together with Christ—by grace you have been saved.
Matthew 18:1-4 (NLT)
1. At that time the disciples came to Jesus, saying, “Who is the greatest in the kingdom of heaven?” 2. And calling to him a child, he put him in the midst of them 3. and said, “Truly, I say to you, unless you turn and become like children, you will never enter the kingdom of heaven. 4. Whoever humbles himself like this child is the greatest in the kingdom of heaven.
Teach me. Most of us are still learning. I say that simply because it’s a rarity that we run across someone who knows everything. Some folks might think so, but then there’s reality.
Teach me. I never liked school, but I love learning. Over the course of life I’ve learned a lot of things that I think are pretty cool – removing, rebuilding, installing an engine in a car, how to spore test a mushroom, how to build with wood, how to raise a family, how to cook on a grill, how to lie, cheat, have integrity, etc. A whole bunch of mixed up stuff needed to get by and then some.
Teach me. There’s something about having a burning desire to learn more and more. It occurred to me that if I wanted to learn anything, the best thing to learn would be about God. It turns out, there’s nothing better to learn about, nothing more complex and nothing so simple as God.
Teach me. Teach me about a God who is so rich in mercy because of his love for us, who allows us to live in his grace. It’s so easy for us to see, yet we complicate it and take credit for his work. We refuse to humble ourselves in front of a far greater being, running around like we know everything.
Teach me. Teach me the right way Lord. I have a desire to learn more and more about your plans and expectations of me, of us. Teach me pure, uncompromised truth, nothing less.
Matthew 7:15-18 (NLT)
15 “Beware of false prophets who come disguised as harmless sheep but are really vicious wolves. 16 You can identify them by their fruit, that is, by the way they act. Can you pick grapes from thorn bushes, or figs from thistles? 17 A good tree produces good fruit, and a bad tree produces bad fruit. 18 A good tree can’t produce bad fruit, and a bad tree can’t produce good fruit.
Teach me. Teach me your ways so I can move past the ways of the wolrd.
1 John 3:1 (NLT)
1. See what kind of love the Father has given to us, that we should be called children of God; and so we are. The reason why the world does not know us is that it did not know him.