Guide Me In Your Truth

September 21, 2011 § Leave a comment

“In you I trust”, starts Psalm 25.  And, “no one whose hope is in you will ever be put to shame” (25:3).  Therefore, “show me your ways, O Lord, teach me your paths; guide me in your truth and teach me, for you are God my Savior, and my hope is in you all day long” (25:4-5).  For God to be a trustworthy God that guides us in His truth, He has to “remember his great mercy and love” and “remember not our sins” (25:6-7).  These wonderful first seven verses of Psalm 25 reminds me of part of a class prayer prayed by the Old Testament scholar, Walter Brueggemann, on January 14, 1999:  “You are the God of all truth, and now we bid you heed our truth, about which we will not bear false witness… the truth of grief unresolved, the truth of pain unacknowledged, the truth of fear too child-like, the truth of hate, as powerful as it is deep, the truth of being taken advantage of, and being used, and manipulated, and slandered.  We trust the great truth of your wondrous love… Our truth – heard by you – will make us free.”

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