Psalm Twenty-five: No Room For Pride

Posted: October 13, 2012 in Interlude (Psalms)

The dynamic between the sovereignty of God and the synergistic nature of sanctification still baffles me. Yet it seems clear to me that God will, to an extent, allow us a degree of autonomy in the strides we make towards being more like Jesus. Our attitudes are important and can make or break us. I think David knew this, probably from personal experience. As David is urging God to lead and guide him, he mentions in verse nine, “He leads the humble in what is right, and teaches the humble his way.”

But what about the arrogant? What about those so full of pride that they’re convinced they’re on the right track when in actuality they’re spinning their wheels and going nowhere?

I think God’s plan is to allow them to keep on spinning, keep missing turns, keep getting misplaced, until they (and by “they” I mean “we”) realize that left alone they stink as drivers. Humility is vital to growth in our Christian walk. We can drive alone and go nowhere, or we can realize that God is a far better driver than we are, and give Him the keys.


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