"Show me your ways, Lord; Teach me Your paths ... Guide me in your truth ... for you are God my Saviour ... " (Psalm 25:4-5).
When we pray, "Show me your ways, Lord", we must always remember that God's ways are higher than our ways (Isaiah 55:9). God says to us, "Let the wicked forsake his way." There is a better way - "Let him return to the Lord." When we return to the Lord, we are led into His better way - "He will have mercy on him ... our God ... will abundantly pardon" (Isaiah 55:7).
When we pray, "Guide me in Your truth", God leads us to His Son, Jesus Christ, who is "the Way, the Truth and the Life" (John 14:6). We look to Jesus and we say, with the Psalmist, "You are the God of my salvation."
When we pray, "Teach me your paths", we must always remember that Jesus is our Saviour. Our walk with God may be summed up in the words of the hymnwriter, "All the way my Saviour leads me." As we walk with God, keeping our eyes fixed on Jesus our Saviour, we will say, with thanksgiving, "O the fulness of His love!" We will rejoice in the Lord. He is leading us on His pathway to glory: "This, my song through endless ages: Jesus led me all the way!"