Today’s passage is found in Psalm 32:8-10, “I will instruct you and teach you in the way you should go; I will counsel you and watch over you. Do not be like the horse or the mule, which have no understanding but must be controlled by bit and bridle, or they will not come to you. Many are the woes of the wicked, but the Lord’s unfailing love surrounds the man who trusts in him.”
In these passages, God describes some people who act like horses and mules, having to be guided by bit and bridle because they are stubborn. They left God with no other option than to discipline them, and they could have chosen a different method allowing God to guide them step by step.
Listen, folks, God longs to guide us with love and wisdom, but he is not afraid of disciplining his children.
One could ask, “Where is this love and wisdom you refer to?” That’s a good question.
Answer – The Bible.
God’s Word, the Bible, offers us the best way to go. It is plum full of love, wisdom, hope, and so much more.
Wouldn’t it be easier to follow God’s advice rather than our stubbornness?
The Lord tells us the wicked have many woes. Does that sound easier than the Lord’s unfailing love for those who trust in him?
Why do people fail to trust in the Lord?
Why do so many people fight the Lord’s ways daily?
Answer – Many people are going their own way and doing life without God, plain and simple. They are doing what seems right in their own eyes.
Be willing to let the Lord and His Word, the Bible, guide you daily.
Lord, some days I look at people and ask myself that question. Why do so many people fight it? Why are some people so stubborn, like horses trying to go their own way? Lord, I realize I can be stubborn sometimes, and some days I struggle with trust. Help me, Lord. Lead me, Lord. Guide me, Lord, in everything I do. Forgive my stubbornness. In Jesus’ name, I pray, Amen.
The Teaching Lady