Make known to me your ways, O Lord. Teach me your paths. Make me walk in your truth and teach me, because you are the God who saves me. In you I hope all day long.
Dear Heavenly Father,
On our own, there is such a limited knowledge of you, we can observe you through nature, and we know we are accountable for the things we do. History recorded that most civilizations knew there was a higher power, and they would serve nature, science, or other people. When Paul was in Athens, he revealed to Athenians what they had titled “the unknown god.” They worshipped an unknown god that kept the world in order, sustaining life and maintaining creation. That was you, the God who created heaven and earth. Lord, you continue to care for our spiritual lives by giving us your Word to teach us your will and paths. You instruct us to love you above all other things and love our neighbor as ourselves, but we regularly mess up your will. So you have given us even more support, sending us your Son to save us. He lived and died in our place. We are given credit for his perfection, and he took our imperfection of sin to the cross; he suffered in our place. Because of what Jesus has done, we are saved. Our hope rests in you. Lord, because of your love for us, you have provided our salvation. Thank you for teaching us your ways. Amen.
Grace Evangelical Lutheran Church
Knowing God is one thing; even the demons know him and shudder. Walking in God’s paths means—walking by the faith the Holy Spirit started in us, so we believe and trust in his truths.