“Make Me to Know Thy Ways, O Lord”
Read Psalm 25:1-5
Trial and error is a poor strategy for learning how to live. The way of faith is illuminated with precedents and examples (“thy ways, O Lord”) that can save us both the embarrassment of being foolish and the pain of making mistakes.
PRAYER: O God, even as Abraham “went out, not knowing where he was to go” and arrived at the land of promise by your guidance, so I would make my way believing in your promises and guided by your commandments, looking to Jesus, the “pioneer and perfecter” of my faith. Amen.
(Hebrews 11:8; 12:2)
by Eugene Peterson, “A Year with the Psalms” p. 32