Read: PSALM 25:1-9
“Guide me in your truth and teach me, for you are God my Savior, and my hope is in you all day long” (v. 5, NIV).
“Teach me.” The Spirit prays these two words for me as I read Psalm 25. This prayer twists back toward me in the shape of a question: Am I teachable?
The COVID-19 crisis required me to become a homeschool teacher. Teaching math to my son is a struggle. Before we even begin, he declares proudly, “I know already!” I respond, “No, you don’t know this. Trust me, let me teach you!” The Spirit likewise challenges me. Am I teachable? Or do I declare “I know it already” when the Spirit is trying to educate, refine, and form me? Teachability requires true humility. Lord, I pray for the humility to admit that I do not, in fact, have all the answers, or all the wisdom. Omniscient
God, we your children have much to learn from you. We trust you to teach us in the classroom of our lives. We humble ourselves and seek your wise counsel. AMEN.