From Pastor’s Desk:
Psalm 143:10 Teach me to do your will, for you are my God; may your good Spirit lead me on level ground.
In order to be taught, one must be teachable. In order to be led one must be “Leadable.” One who is willing to be taught will pursue and accept the will of the teacher. One who is willing to be led lessons the burden of the one who is trying to lead.
The “level ground” aspect of this verse reminds me that the ground is level at the cross. Rich or poor, famous or not, fortune or lack thereof, knowledgeable or ignorant (strictest sense of the word), lovely or unlovely, all are welcome at the cross to have their sins pardoned.
There really is no excuse for not knowing the will of God. Oh, that’s not to say that we don’t struggle in that area, but if we our minds, hearts, and spirits are set on knowing, the Holy Spirit will enlighten. Once we know His will those crooked, winding paths of life will be straightened. Isaiah 42:16 says, “I will bring the blind by a way that they knew not; I will lead them in paths that they have not known: I will make darkness light before them, and crooked things straight. These things will I do unto them, and not forsake them.”
We are taught and led by the same Holy Spirit of whom Jesus speaks when He said “I will pray the Father, and he shall give you another Comforter, that he may abide with you forever” (John 14:16). He is the One of whom it is said “…the Comforter, which is the Holy Ghost, whom the Father will send in my name, he shall teach you all things, and bring all things to your remembrance, whatsoever I have said unto you. (John 14:26).
Our part is to be teachable and willing to be led.