Taught Of God | The Institute for Creation Research
Taught Of God

“Shew me thy ways, O LORD; teach me thy paths” (Psalm 25:4).

In this psalm the psalmist confessed the need for his contrite heart to be taught of the Lord. “Unto thee, O LORD, do I lift up my soul. O my God, I trust in thee” (vv.1,2). “Thou art the God of my salvation; on thee do I wait all the day” (v.5). “Turn thee unto me, and have mercy upon me; for I am desolate and afflicted” (v.16).

Along with his contrite attitude, the psalmist displays faith which is essential in order to be taught of God. “Good and upright is the LORD: therefore will He teach sinners in the way. The meek will He guide in judgment: and the meek will He teach His way. All the paths of the LORD are mercy and truth unto such as keep His covenant and His testimonies” (vv.8–10).

David, perhaps more than most, recognized that personal sin can be a roadblock to both faith and teaching. Therefore he begs, “Remember not the sins of my youth, nor my transgressions” (v.7), “For thy name’s sake, O LORD, pardon mine iniquity; for it is great” (v.11).

God’s ways are found in God’s word. “What man is he that feareth the LORD? Him shall He teach in the way that He shall choose. . . . The secret of the LORD is with them that fear Him; and He will shew them His covenant. . . . O keep my soul, and deliver me: let me not be ashamed; for I put my trust in thee” (vv.12,14,20).

Our hope is: “And it shall come to pass in the last days, that the mountain of the LORD’S house shall be established in the top of the mountains, . . . And many people shall go and say, Come ye, and let us go up to the mountain of the LORD, to the house of the God of Jacob; and He will teach us of His ways, and we will walk in His paths” (Isaiah 2:2,3). CJH

The Latest
NEWS
Dolphins Learn Tricks from Peers to Catch Fish
Dolphins—like other cetaceans such as whales, wholphins, and porpoises—are highly intelligent marine mammals, capable of astonishing feats....

NEWS
Liberty and the Word of God
“And I will walk at liberty: for I seek thy precepts” (Psalm 119:45). July 4th is called Independence Day here in our country because on...

NEWS
Wandering Albatross: Wide Wings on the Winds
Wandering albatrosses have the largest wingspan of any living bird, so they live much of life soaring above the oceans. With their wings—and a lot...

NEWS
Inside July 2020 Acts & Facts
Where can we find hope during times of waiting? How has ICR reached a new global audience? How does evolution conflict with the Bible's teaching...

NEWS
Soft Dinosaur Eggs Deflate Bird-Dinosaur Evolution
A pair of new studies found that some dinosaurs, and possibly some marine reptiles, laid squishy eggs. One study discovered that many dinosaurs, like turtles...

ACTS & FACTS
Encouraging Notes During the Storm
Without a doubt, the global spread of COVID-19 has forced most of us to make major adjustments to our daily routines. Whether the stay-at-home mandates...

APOLOGETICS
God's Grassroots Provision
In times of calamity and crisis, it’s easy to question whether life makes sense—or, more accurately, how God is making ultimate sense of...

ACTS & FACTS
Why Do I Believe in Recent Creation?
A student recently asked what I believe about the age of the earth. I replied that at one time I felt absolutely certain that the world was billions...

ACTS & FACTS
Walton's Cosmic Temple Is a House of Cards
A series of books and videos by Dr. John Walton, an Old Testament theologian at Wheaton College, has made a huge splash in the evangelical community...

ACTS & FACTS
Evolution's Death Versus Jesus' Death
Cancer took the life of both my dad and a friend in the last several months. Death certainly injects misery into the joys of life. I know we must die,...