When we are born, we come to the world with the instincts of every human being: hunger, sleep, physiological need, among others. They are instincts, ie nobody teaches us to be hungry or that our body has any need, that is something of our own. However as we grow up there are countless things we must learn to do, like going to the bathroom alone, learning to walk, read, write…
What is the point of this?: When we know God, when we decide to live a Christian life, to seek holiness, to study the word, we must make it stick to God, otherwise there is no way for us to succeed. Our spiritual life depends entirely on him, the Holy Spirit is the one who teaches you to live a correct life in the eyes of the father.
In the Psalm 119 We can observe how a phrase ‘teach me’ is constantly repeated. The psalmist asks the Lord with boldness ‘teach me…’ A teaching that comes from the word of God…
Praise be to you, LORD; teach me your decrees. Psalm 119:12
The earth is filled with your love, LORD; teach me your decrees. Psalm 119:64
Accept, LORD, the willing praise of my mouth, and teach me your laws. Psalm 119:108
The wisdom of God surpasses everything, it is to him that we must resort to every moment…
Show me your ways, LORD, teach me your paths. Psalm 25:4
Guide me in your truth and teach me, for you are God my Savior, and my hope is in you all day long. Psalm 25:5
Analyze your life. Are you praying and trusting in the Holy Spirit to learn the truth and to put it to work? Do we give primordial space to the Lord to learn from his word or do we only read it without understanding?
Only Christ can lead us to learn from his word, every time we sit down to scrutinize it, let’s ask wisdom to the Lord and then teach it.
For Ezra had devoted himself to the study and observance of the Law of the LORD, and to teaching its decrees and laws in Israel. Ezra 7:10