Lead Me on a Level Path

“Teach me your way, O Lord, and lead me on a level path because of my enemies.”

Psalms 27:11 ESV

“Every day a thousand voices speak into my life and the vast majority of those voices have not gotten the flowers of their insight from the wisdom garden of the Lord.

They tell me who I am. They tell me what life is about. They tell me how to invest my time. They tell me how to use my resources. They tell me how to conduct my relationships. They tell me what is true and untrue. They tell me what my goals should be. They tell me what the good life looks like. They tell me what I should be and do and want. They offer me a comprehensive system of wisdom that’s well thought through and attractive on many levels, but that competes with the true wisdom that can come only from God. It’s so easy to be taken captive. It’s so easy to have divine wisdom corrupted by human wisdom. It’s so easy to breathe in the polluted air of a culture that no longer actually thinks that God is, let alone that he is wise.” Paul David Tripp, A Shelter in the Time of Storm, pg 18.

Lord, grant me grace to desire the depth of Your person, Your wisdom, and Your delight. Save me from the shallow end of weak and meager desires that clog the path for the deeper things of God. Drown out the voices that seek my ear, but that have listened too long to a world that disdains You and doubts You. Help me to discern and hear the voices that flow from the hearts that truly have tasted and seen that You are good and who delight to bask in Your presence. And O God, grant graciously that I would be that kind of voice to those who seek counsel from the mighty streams and the rushing rivers that spring forth from the throne of God. Do it for Jesus’ glory alone! Amen!

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