We’ve been walking slowly through the Book of Psalms, this week looking at Psalms 25. It’s a passage from David as he pleads for deliverance and forgiveness. It also happens to include my High School class verse from 40 years ago.
Psalm 25: 4-5 says, “Show me Your ways, O Lord; Teach me Your paths. Lead me in Your truth and teach me, for You are the God of my salvation; on You I wait all the day.”
It was fun remembering this, seeing it in my Bible, and even going through my yearbook again seeing a lot of people, events and things that impacted my life in a positive way.
The verses that our class picked was impressive as I thought about it. These verses really set the tone for a life of faith back then, but also had an eye for the future helping us navigate the years. By going to God often throughout or life, we beat down a path to Him.
David, the author of this Psalm, was a person who went to God for everything, for direction, for help, for protection, for forgiveness. He went to God quickly and without hesitation. He was called “a man after God’s own heart” because of it. I also strive to be a man after God’s own heart.
David begged God to show him, teach him and lead him. He wanted to know God’s ways, God’s truths, and God’s paths.
So, the Big Question for us is, are we beating down a path to God in our own lives?
Psalm 25 has been a part of my past, my present, and I want it to be a part of my future. I want to go to God often and quickly, to lead my family, my kids, my grandkids, and everyone else down that same path to Him.
May we all beat down our own paths to God.