One of the features of the Bible app on my phone is a daily Bible verse. I thought of you when I read Sunday’s verse:
He leads the humble in justice,
And He teaches the humble His way.
God teaches the humble His way. In fact, it’s nigh unto impossible to teach anyone but the humble. We people are a combination of:
- Amazing creations made in the very image of God and
- Sinners in desperate need of our Savior.
We are powerful and we are needy. We are phenomenal and we are weak. One of the many challenging responsibilities of being a mama is helping each of our children know both of these truths about himself or herself.
Earlier in Psalm 25, David asks God for instruction.
Make me know Your ways, O Lord;
Teach me Your paths.
Lead me in Your truth and teach me,
For You are the God of my salvation;
For You I wait all the day.
David tells us that instruction is a part of the character of God:
Good and upright is the Lord;
Therefore He instructs sinners in the way.
Who is the man who fears the Lord?
He will instruct him in the way he should choose.
When I went out to water my flowers yesterday morning, a spider had decorated my hook. The God Who taught the spider to weave beautiful webs has a lifetime of lessons to teach us, lessons as necessary to our well-being as the web is to the spider.
God teaches us because He loves us. He loves us too much not to! You teach your children because you love them — and you love them too much not to!
In college some courses have prerequisites. Humility is a prerequisite for all learning.
A child learning to read — or any person young or old learning to do anything — needs to have confidence in the skills he already knows and a willingness to humbly learn what he doesn’t know yet. The wise mama nurtures both.
Humble yourselves in the presence of the Lord,
and He will exalt you.