“When I think of your rules from of old, I take comfort, O LORD.” – Psalm 119:52 (ESV)
King David didn’t trust his own heart and neither should we. David refused to rely on his own ability to understand the teaching of Scripture and he was acutely aware of his inability to know the condition of his own heart. He ask God for help. Just like David we need the Holy Spirit to lead us into all truth. How is that accomplished? The same way David did it, by meditating on the age-old instruction of the Lord and pondering the way we are living. David said, “Keep me from lying to myself… for you expand my understanding.” Psalm 119:29,32 (NLT)
The bottom line is I can’t trust myself and we all need God’s instruction (an open Bible in front of us) because it has stood the test of time. The Scriptures are “God breathed” therefore they are the language of the Holy Spirit. One of the greatest and most biblical prayers we can pray is… help, Lord. That prayer of humility will bring enlightenment and discernment by the Holy Spirit, into our present circumstances. We live in a time when “spirituality” is popular. My greatest concern for this generation is that we’ve made a “god” in our own image. And he’s not the God of the Bible. Unless we turn back to Scripture we will live a life of perpetual deception. I’m banking my very life on the truth of Scripture.