Lead Me Forward from My Darkness! Show Me Your Ways, Lord! And Teach Me Your Paths. Lead Me in Thy Truth.

When we wait on God it shows a spirit of trust and humility, of loving obedience, of hope and confidence, of a most intimate friendship and of the deepest reverence for our Creator. 

Psalm 25:1-5 English Standard Version

Teach Me Your Paths

 Of David.

25 To you, O Lord, I lift up my soul.
O my God, in you I trust;
    let me not be put to shame;
    let not my enemies exult over me.
Indeed, none who wait for you shall be put to shame;
    they shall be ashamed who are wantonly treacherous.

Make me to 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 long.

The Word of God for the Children of God. In Excelsis Deo! Alleluia! Amen.

Waiting on God was one of the reasons David was called “a man after God’s own heart”. God was his security and he trusted Him in every aspect of his life. He trusted Him for guidance and instruction (v. 5), for help and defense (Psalm 33:20), for victory over his enemies and vindication (Psalm 37:7-9), for deliverance from trouble and destruction (Psalm 40:1), and so much more.    

Nothing proves our measure of faith and hope like waiting on God for answers to prayer, because when we wait we are demonstrating our submission to Him. 

Waiting does not necessarily mean abstaining from all activity; it is obedience to God because He has the right plan for us. Waiting on God means that all of our life is brought under God’s authority and direction.

If we run ahead of God, we will experience anxiety, exhaustion, and failure. When we take matters in our own hands there can be some irreparable choices and then consequences and there are many examples in the Bible like Abraham and Sarah getting ahead of God and Saul’s usurping the role of a priest. 

The Word of God says, “Be still and know that I am God” (Psalm 46:10).

So what ought we to learn while we are “waiting”? We learn to trust in God in expectation of His revelation because God is in charge of every detail of our life. His timing is perfect if we really want Him to show and teach us His ways. He is omniscient, and gives us confirmation of His omnipresence through the indwelling of the Holy Spirit who guides us and teaches us if we let Him. 

God gives us sure and certain assurances of His real power and He gives the grace and spiritual gifts of patience and forbearance to await His purposes until the precise moment when He gives evidence that He was working all along. Without this faith, it is impossible to please Him, for all who come to God must believe that He rewards those who earnestly seek Him. (Hebrews 11:6) 

The answer to waiting is through prayer, with strength and courage (Psalm 27:14). And we rejoice and trust in His Holy Name and in His unfailing love (Psalm 33:18-24).  

Our greatest desire should be to learn to be patient and obedient, desiring to know God’s truth. We need to expectantly and faithfully believe His promise and know that if we ask and expect with the right motive we will receive. 

The Lord declared: “For I know the plans I have for you, plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future. Then you will call on me and come and pray to me, and I will listen to you.” (Jeremiah 29:11-12) 

And Isaiah 40:31 tells us: “They who wait for the Lord shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings like eagles; they shall run and not be weary; they shall walk and not faint.” 

Waiting is not easy but, if we can 0.1% trust the hope we have in God, learn to wait on God we will live a more rewarding and stress free life. Having patience and trusting in the Lord is one of the greatest life principles we can ever learn.  

As wise King Solomon tried to teach all his children: “Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways submit to Him, and He will make your paths straight.” (Proverbs 3:5-6)

This psalm of David is a deeply heartfelt prayer for God’s presence and leading. It is the cry of a heart and deep longing from a soul which yearns to know more and more of God. A heart that wants to know and follow his truth. A heart whose living hope was not in residing in the power or strength of his arms, but in God.

For David, God was not just an impersonal national deity. He was infinitely and indescribably more. He was David’s personal Savior, one who had protected him from his youth and delivered him through numerous conflicts and battles. And he fervently expected him to continue to save him; his hope was always in God. So it was natural for David to want to know and follow and experience His God.

But this prayer of David’s should be the prayer of all believers. God is our savior, and our hope is in him. He will deliver us from all the attacks of the evil one, and safely bring us into his kingdom. So, like David, let’s seek to follow the Lord’s ways rather than the ways of the world. Let’s seek after his truth rather than the alleged “politically correct” truth of this world.

Let’s each learn to put our fullest measure of faith, hope and trust in God alone!

In the name of the Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit,

Let us now Pray;

My head is high, God, held high;
I’m looking to you, God;
No hangdog skulking for me.

I’ve thrown in my lot with you;
You won’t embarrass me, will you?
Or let my enemies get the best of me?

Don’t embarrass any of us
Who went out on a limb for you.
It’s the traitors who should be humiliated.

Show me how you work, God;
School me in your ways.

Take me by the hand;
Lead me down the path of truth.
You are my Savior, aren’t you?

In Excelsis Deo!

Alleluia! Alleluia! Alleluia! Amen.

Author: Thomas E Meyer Jr

Formerly Homeless Sinner Now, Child of God, Saved by Grace.

11 thoughts on “Lead Me Forward from My Darkness! Show Me Your Ways, Lord! And Teach Me Your Paths. Lead Me in Thy Truth.”

  1. Daniel M. Klem a simple man of God@wordpress.com VerseD: Amose 5:24

    First order of business. The Hebrew T’NaCH contains no chapters and verses. This fundamental perversion of the T’NaCH came at the arrogant hands of the idiotic biblical translators who “converted” the Bible into their own image. All Bible translations – evil avodah zarah. Church idolatry (an incredibly bad translation for avodah zarah), [but this response speaks in the language of non bnai brit Goyim]. {Goyim a term of respect. Pagan\heathen Xtian terms of contempt}.

    The fools of the Xtian church, arbitrarily decided that imposing foreign chapters and verses upon the Books of the T’NaCH best served their evil cherry picking of verses propaganda rhetoric. Joseph Goebbels most probably learned his trade of propaganda corruption from reading the Xtian new testament. The Nazis clearly based their ‘Final Solution’ for European Jewry upon clear Xtian precedents of oppression violence and murder. Cain beget many evil & wicked children, who continued his tradition and filled the world with oppression bloodshed slander and courtroom injustice perpetuated by State salaried Judges.

    No European government ever directed its Judges to try the Xtian church for war crimes committed against humanity. A disgrace which proves that Europe as a civilization – utter barbarians and savages, who preach morality but impose violence oppression and death upon the subject dark skinned inferior races; these pathetic unfortunate morons require imposed rule and order of the superior White Race. Like Leopold II’s just rule over the Niggers of the Congo – first established, by the love of JeZeus – in 1885. רשעים have no shame, coupled with very short memories by ensuing generations of the atrocity war crimes committed against mankind by their leaders.

    No European court ever tried, much less so, imprisoned that רשע. No European court ever forced Belgium to pay war crime compensations to the People of the Congo. But Xtian Beastiality continues to preach the preach that JeZeus saves. The slaughter of the natives from Africa to the New World, the Pacific Islands – Indochina to China, gawd damned church arrogance continues to piously sing hymns from their hymnals, as if war crimes ever committed. JeZeus saves,,, the church walks the walk,,, it goes from genocide to genocide, generation after generation – all in the name of love.

    Oral Torah logic as opposed to halachic law established by Jewish courtrooms, learns the sealed Masoret\traditions through the sh’itta\methodology known as common law. Common law stands upon the יסוד of precedents. The word יסוד, contains סוד\\hidden kabbalah. No one cans see the foundation upon which a building stands. When learning a minor prophet, the search to understand the mussar instruction which all prophets command, requires cross referencing that sugia of the minor prophet with similar sugiot in the major prophets. Learning a Case through precedents defines the sh’itta methodology of all common law throughout history in all societies to this day. Societies which lack – the rule of law – know anarchy, chaos, and Civil War.

    The sugia which contains your cherry picked verse עמוס ה:יח-כז. A very strong mussar which denounces the Xtian idolatry which preaches the second coming of JeZeus and the end of days. Let’s learn. Learning prophetic Primary sources – Day and Night different – from reading prophetic Primary sources. ירמיה ד:ט-כא. When ever a court places a רשע into נדוי\excommunication/, the court makes the din of their ruling public by blowing the shofar. The blowing of the shofar, it likewise defines ‘Yom HaDin upon the Brit’, otherwise known as the Yom Tov of Rosh HaShanna. When bnai brit hear the call of the shofar, dread fills their hearts comparable when the chosen Cohen nation first heard the call of the Shofar during the revelation of HaShem at Sinai.

    דיני נפשות\\Capital Crimes cases requires no less than two witnesses. The war crimes committed by the church through the generations of mankind stand on trial. שופטים ז:ט-יח, the 2nd witness called to testify. The Court of Israel blows the shofar against the רשע ‘whore of Babylon’.

    Like

    1. The first order of business is to restrain myself from ripping into your over-the-top zealous defense of malignant legalism. your belief that God is somehow going to be restrained, is being restrained from being God by your words is “do you have any friends outside the bounds of your house?”

      I can stand being educated by your thoughts and your teachings to raise my awareness level. But your defense of God being only the God of the Jewish people is utterly indefensible. God is going to do what God is going to do to whomever He wants to do it whenever He wants to do it. It is entirely possible you are now feeling exactly like the hyper zealous Master Pharisee Saul who became Paul trying to hyper defend His understanding of God in the life of the Jewish people before the martyr Stephen riled everyone up with his Sermon so eloquently, correctly connecting God to Jesus. I believe God has touched your life in a major way and you are fighting God with your hyper legalistic diatribes.

      Your legalistic words will, of course, do absolutely nothing to stop me or other Christians like me. The Word of God is the Word of God regardless of the presence or absence of chapters or verses. Ancient legalism, while very much interesting to read of, be enlightened by, are just ANCIENT history to be debated over by those individuals, groups and collections of historians whose interest enters those realms of interest. I am not there.

      Do not quote me chapter and verse of ancient legalistic maneuverings and how they weave your tapestry of “defending the indefensible.” I might just find myself ignoring the rants and the raves to the detriment of my personal enlightenment through God, the Father, Son and Holy Spirit!

      Like

      1. “do you have any friends outside the bounds of your house?” Follow the opinion טוב מיעט מיעט טוב translated as better a little well than a lot not so well.

        [[[“””But your defense of God being only the God of the Jewish people is utterly indefensible. “””]]] Goyim reject the revelation of both the Written and Oral Torah.

        [[[“””hyper zealous Master Pharisee Saul”””]]] A Jewish Agent Provocateur sent to destroy the influence of Xtianity among the Jewish people and promote Civil War in Rome by shattering the ethical containment force (think collective soul of the Roman civilization) of Caesar’s empire based in Rome.

        Like

      2. wrong! Abram to become Abraham was called away from his pagan existence to eventually become a blessing to many. how you can profess to know so much Torah to fail to notice that. why would he limit such a promise “to be a blessing to many” to only Abraham? Would you and your malignantly narrow view of God’s capabilities, your ridiculous attempts to try to keep under your personal lock and key, the God of the Universe not be punished even worse? How is it you believe yourself to be so much more powerful than the God who created everything and everyone and then you hyper jealously try to keep everyone away from your puny lock box? Why would you dare to grieve God in such a hugely horrendous manner?

        Like

      3. Due to the approach of Shabbot had to cut my critique of adoaughtersgiftoflove blog. Here’s the completed critique.

        adaughtersgiftoflove@wordpress.com An Abundance of Peace
        First Order of business … the Xtian perversion of the Bible which translates the Name revealed @ the revelation of the Torah @ Sinai — which Xtianity rejected, comparable to the Jewish rejection of JeZeus the mamzer son of Mary, an extension of the Pantheon of the Greek Gods on Mount Olympus, the brother of Hercules – another bastard son of Zeus. Xtianity simply adores its tumah religious rhetoric. Xtians simply delight in the indwelling of the Holy Spirit religious narishkeit (Yiddish for non sense).

        For 2000+ years the Jewish people have not simply rejected this false messiah imaginary man, we have vocally denounced this Greek mythology as a Greek myth dolled up in Jewish garments. Xtians across Europe and Russia reacted with fury, they slandered and murdered Jews at the drop of a hat, based upon blood libel pretexts and other such lame excuses to justify the slaughter of Jewish stateless refugee populations scattered across Europe, Poland and the Ukraine. The education of Xtians in their “faith” of love compares to how pigs wallow in mud.

        The Torah instructs mussar (A term which no Xtian ever heard of, poor ignorant fools. Mussar defines the Hebrew word prophesy); by and through the sh’itta\methodology known as משל\נמשל. Bible believing Xtians, it never occurs to them of the necessity, to learn Hebrew and Aramaic, poor ignorant fools. Doctors of Theology and totally ignorant of the language of the Hebrew T’NaCH. Can’t get more pathetic than that. Yet these alien foreigners, they always jabber about God this … and God that; they exalt themselves in the absolute shame of their ignorance. Mussar means instruction. But Xtians do not know mussar because – impossible to educate STUPID.

        Besides confusing, as did the new testament authors touching the difference between Logic with Law; Law with Torah Commandments … that religion of abomination perverted their bible by creating it in their own image. The Xtian translators expunged the revelation of the Name, as revealed in the 1st Commandment at Sinai; these ignorant fools usually confuse the 2nd Commandment with the first. In point of fact, that tumah religion of avodah zarah, it no more accepted the revelation of the Torah at Sinai than did the Gods Moloch & Baal, the Hindu Gods or Allah. Fools, the theology of Monotheism violates the 2nd Commandment of Sinai – not to worship other Gods.

        טפש-פשט, an idiotic-literal reading of the printed word. Words quite often contain multiple meanings. Xtians in their evil simplicity read their bibles on the level of small children. Forty days after the Revelation of the 1st Commandment of Sinai, the Name of HaShem, Israel confused a golden calf as the God that took them out of Egypt … the God who split the Sea of Reeds?! Mussar means nothing to religious Goyim because – simply not possible to educate stupid. If stupid could receive education, it would not remain stupid. In 2000+ years Xtians, every man woman and child, remain always stupid.

        Their religion arouses their emotions; Xtians just adore their Easter passion plays, together with their blood libels and pogroms which resulted in 2000+ years – as the established faith of Europeans – in the Shoah: the systematic starvation, torture, and murder of 75% of European Jewry. Even their own new testament condemns them: “by their fruits you shall know them”.

        Fools. The Torah defines the meaning of the term “love” through the mitzva of kre’a shma. This Torah commandment (commandments not the same thing as halachic “LAW”), defines the meaning of love as taking responsibility for Life or Death\\Blessed or Cursed. Any parent knows that the damage caused by small children – the parent accepts responsibility for the damages inflicted, and not the child. Even non Jewish law recognizes the distinction between a minor and an adult. Love does not exist where ever a person does not embrace the responsibility to behave with justice with sworn allies; post American and French revolutions these “allies” took the name of “citizens”. The term brit, does not mean covenant but rather alliance. To cut a brit entails swearing an oath in the Name revealed in the 1st Commandment at Sinai. From this Name derives the term רוח הקודש, the Xtian bibles translated it as ‘Holy Spirit’.

        Translating abstract & exceptionally profound visions of revelation into simple words … just cannot educate Stupid. רוח הקודש refers to the revelation of the Oral Torah 13 middot logic system which the church has systematically denied, comparable to the Nazi attempt to exterminate all the Jews of Europe. This huge Shoah trauma means next to nothing to Xtians, comparable to the genocide of the Armenians amounts next to nothing to the average Joe-Blow Turk. The wicked, like a whore who attends church on Sunday, they simply possess no shame.

        Stupid in similar vein cannot make subtle distinctions between like and like; stupid does not possess understanding…and wisdom – how much more so. Stupid has a passion to worship words; it simplifies faith unto silly pictures. Forty days after the revelation of the Name of HaSem, (that Name no where found in any Xtian bible translation, that Name – the 1st Commandment at Sinai), Aaron erred and replaced the word אלהים for the רוח הקודש Name which breaths רוח הקודש middot\attributes into the clay which caused Adam to live as a Man. Very difficult to employ words to describe colors in the rainbow; the words red, green, and blue, mean nothing to a person born blind. The Name of HaShem, it took the revelation of the רוח הקודש 13 middot to define the meaning of the revelation of that Name, first revealed 80 days prior. The Talmud describes this revelation as doing the mitzvot לשמה.

        The Torah instructs mussar through משל\נמשל, the mussar language employed by the Torah, the metaphor of the golden calf. The Torah speaks in the language of Aggaditah and not in the language which describes events which physically happened in history. To understand the משל language of the Torah requires making the necessary נמשל דיוקים. The word דיוק, means logical inference. The Ramban in his introduction to his Torah commentary made a רמז\hint to this most basic and essential kabbalah through his משל of black fire on white fire – language. Printed letters and the surrounding space between the letters. The ancient wisdom which defines Chinese silk-screen artwork. The difference between reading,,, and learning a page of T’NaCH or Talmud … the difference between oil and water. Small children can read books. Mussar instructs wise Men who can make the required נמשל דיוקים.

        Next Order of buisness. The Hebrew T’NaCH does not contain Chapters and Verses. The latter innovation of the Church, it up-rooted the Order of Sugiot by which the Oral Torah revelation of the Name interprets the intent of prophetic mussar commandments. This fundamental error, it prevents all later generations of Xtians to learn the bible with understanding. Understanding – meaning the ability to discern subtle distinctions. Like from like, compares to parents who can immediately discern between their identical twins. The church corruption of the bibles for ever condemned all generations thereafter with an inability to learn based upon understanding the bible. Hence the fruits of church preached morality, the attempted Shoah extermination of European Jewry in less than 4 years by all Europeans and Allies either by acts of commission or omission. When a Cossack rapes a Jewish woman and a priest sits and watches the crime, and does nothing because he’s not Jewish — both criminals — equally guilty.

        Logic stands upon Order. How a person organizes thoughts determines if he can למשל, correctly solve a math problem correctly or incorrectly. The perversion of the Hebrew T’NaCH, organized into chapters and verses produced horrific consequences. Jewish rabbinical authorities refer to this crime as ירידת הדורות, “the diminution of the generations”; the intellectual inferiority of subsequent, and contemporary Torah scholarship and spirituality in comparison to that attained by earlier generations. The publication of the Rambam code of halachah, it compares to the error of early Church authorities, when they expunged the Order of sugiot.

        Rabbi Yechuda in the opening Mishna of גיטין acknowledged the curse of g’lut Jewry, even in 210 CE, the year he published the Mishna, g’lut Jewry had lost the wisdom to do mitzvot לשמה. This opening Mishna therein taught the rabbinic concept of ירידת הדורות. Jews who study both Talmud and T’NaCH have no awareness of the Order of sugiot, than do Xtian church Officialdom who up-rooted this basic Order of organization, something like sentence structure and paragraphs, from the Hebrew T’NaCH. After the Rambam published his halachic codification on the Talmud, all subsequent Torah scholarship radically degenerated.

        Jews ceased to learn by way of bringing comparative precedents of Primary sources, like as learned the Baali Tosafot. Instead they became addicted to drugs: learning with secondary and tertiary source material – much later commentaries. Learning with far removed commentaries compares to organizing halachah into codes organized into simple subjects. Students stopped developing the skills which a חכם requires to know how to compare a Case study with similar precedents of the same era. Jews ceased to discern between logic and halachah. Hence the curse of ירידת הדורות.

        Jews just like Goyim, only more so. When the church fathers perverted and corrupted the Hebrew T’NaCH with their arbitrarily imposed Chapter/Verse system, all Xtians born thereafter suffered a tremendous handicap when they in their turn attempted to learn from corrupt and perverted bibles.

        Compare what you wrote:
        [[[“””Behold, I will bring to it health and healing, and I will heal them and reveal to them abundance of prosperity and security. Jeremiah 33:6 ESV

        You have to back up and read that the Chaldeans are attacking Jerusalem, the people have given in to wickedness and angered God, He allows this, but this is the promise He makes of restoration, prosperity and security.

        We just studied sin in September and it has consequences. In the Old Testament people were still very pagan and violent, not really unlike now to some extent. When the people turned from God into idolatry and left His ways, or whatever the case, they suffered but He promised to restore them. People wonder why God allows things? I can tell you.

        It is because of disobedience, it is because of sin and turning from Him, it is to draw you to Him or back to Him, to let your faith grow, to test you and strengthen you and some is just plain spiritual warfare, remember, those people depended on sacrifices and Jesus is our perfect one, the Spirit only came upon those people at times, we have Him indwelling us and can listen and obey Him at any time.”””]]]

        The sugia which contains your cherry picked verse: ירמיה לג:ד-ט. Upon what scales of judgment does Israel stand, which determines the Rule of g’lut or geulah\exile or redemption? Justice, meaning the righteous compensation to persons who suffer damages by others, either due to accident or with intent. Israel left the slavery and oppression of Egypt with the purpose to inherit the oath sworn lands to rule these conquered lands of Canaan with justice. A summation of the entire T’NaCH, Talmud, Midrashim, and Siddur in one sentence.

        A precedent by which to make a depth analysis to gauge the mussar k’vanna of the prophetic rebuke ירמיה כב:יח-יט. Rulers who govern through torture oppression theft & murder, history does not remember their memory with favor. The responsibility of the bless\curse brit faith stands upon the יסוד of justice alone. Rabbi Akiva saw a fox leave from the destroyed Holy of Holies, the Sages wept while he laughed. The sages asked him, Akiva! Why do you laugh? He responded the fox revealed the curse of the Torah! דיוק just as down must have its opposing up, and right must have its opposite left, so too g’lut must have geulah, and therefore Rabbi Akiva laughed. HaShem took Israel out of the oppression of Egypt. Based upon the oath sworn to Avram, before he had any birth born children, that his future born seed would endure g’lut\exile in a foreign land. HaShem swore to give to the chosen Cohen seed of Avram the oath sworn lands as an eternal inheritance. This brit has not ceased or changed throughout all the generations of the chosen seed of Avraham, like the stars in the heavens for multitude.

        Now the דרך\\way/sh’itta\method by which the Gemarah “learns” a Case\Rule Mishna, this דרך of learning bases itself upon the precedent of how the Sages learned the T’NaCH Primary sources of the masoret\tradition/faith. Therefore, the sugia compared to your sugia … difficulty\answer – the sh’itta\style whereby the Gemarah learns each and every Case\Rule Mishna equally applies to the precedent whereby a comparison made to another sugia contrasts the anger of HaShem with the seige of Jerusalem by the Babylonians ie ירמיה לג:ד-ט.

        Does the sugia ירמיה כב:יח-יט more closely match as a sharp contrast or ירמיה כב:יג-יז? Shall cross reference with other prophetic sources. By bringing a comparative sugia and there after bringing a closer sugia which more closely instructs the k’vanna of the prophet(s) mussar touching the distinction between g’lut vs geulah. Let us learn by comparing the possibility of two possible precedents, learned in the order of “close” and “closer”. ישעיה כא:א-ח, opposed by ישיעה ז:יח-כ?

        To shave a man’s beard represents a disgrace during that time period. The art of comparing possible precedents whereby later generation struggle to learn and understand the mussar which the prophets command all generations of bnai brit — the chosen Cohen seed of Avraham — has nothing what so ever to do with foreign Creeds, theologies, doctrines or dogmatism. Herein differentiates the brit Torah faith from the avodah zarah practiced by Xtianity and Islam.

        Like

      4. same old ultra legalistic stuff trying to staple God into your hip pocket and keep God away from everybody but the Jewish people. Abraham is the father of many nations beyond Israel. The belief that God will not bless all those other nations as He has Israel is echelons beyond indefensible. You try to defend God against all enemies foreign and domestic in the grotesquely mistaken belief God cannot defend himself from such enemies. You are, by all accounts angry at everybody who is not Jewish, and I believe you are angry beyond angry feeling God betrayed the Jewish people 2000 years ago when Christianity first took root through Peter and the other disciples Jesus called to Himself and sent into the international community. You get ready for Shabbat! Good! But why when you are echelons far too angry at God for allowing other faith denominations to continue to exist.

        Like

      5. hahahaha you mock your God with such a “JeZeus” comment? Genesis is very clear God (Let US make man in OUR image) (OUR as in three persons) was there doing all the talking and all the creating and all the good things we have today. You mock God in Three persons and still PRETEND to legitimately “get ready for the Sabbath” to “keep it holy?”

        Like

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: