QT – Psalm 143

Vs. 1, “O LORD, hear my prayer, listen to my cry for mercy; in your faithfulness and righteousness come to my relief.” Another psalm of lament that is very similar to Psalm 6 we read long ago. Once again we remember that there are certainly struggles in this life. David took the time to remember good old days (vs. 4-6)…it’s never a bad thing to have good memories. And then David asks the Lord to help deliver him from his current struggles. While some of you may be getting tired of this theme…need I remind you that we are still battling everyday of our lives. Kudos to David who acknowledged such dependence! We would do well to do the same.

Regarding application…Teach Us Lord. Vs. 10, “Teach me to do your will, for you are my God; may your good Spirit laad me on level ground.” As I get older in this life, one thing I’ve realized is that it’s hard to learn new things. Take a child growing up in a family that speak two languages. It’s much easier as a child to be fluent in both then to learn a new language as we get older. But, each and everyday…we must be willing students before our Lord. We must not be lazy (I need to work on this) and sit at the school of our Lord. They say it’s hard to teach an old dog new tricks (I should try this on Frankie now that he is getting older). But, we don’t have that excuse in our lives. Let the Lord teach you today!