“Teach me, O LORD, the way of thy statutes;
and I shall keep it unto the end.”
In this fifth Octave we see the psalmist plea to the Lord to “Teach” him the very statutes from which the blessed life is lived. We see in the Psalmist the desire of his heart is to learn, a desire that can stem only from a state of humility and never through the heart filled with pride. A proud heart cannot be taught, only a humble heart is a teachable heart. When we think the answers are in us we shall never make the plea of the Lord to teach us. Humility knows we don’t know.
But it is not a trade or a craft or a skill or an intellectual pursuit that is sought for, it is the statutes of the Lord. Should this be all that we are ever taught and that we ever keep, we are certain to have all we will ever need, even to the end of our lives. Should the Bible be the primary product of our education then life may be lived in the fullness of joy and hope.
Pr Edi Giudetti