Lord, Teach Me

Today I am re-posting a poem I wrote a couple of years ago. I must admit it is one of my favorites. I hope it is beneficial to you as well. I’d encourage you to read it twice, the first time just read the poem, then consider each line with the verses next to it. I love the contrasts of Scripture and I think this helps illustrate them very vividly. Enjoy!

Lord, Teach Me

“Shew me thy ways, O Lord; teach me thy paths.” – Psalm 25:4

Lord, teach me to sing, (Colossians 3:16)
Teach me to pray. (Matthew 6:5-14)
Teach me by night, (John 3:1-21)
Teach me by day. (John 9:4)

Teach me to love, (1 John 4:8-11)
Teach me to hate. (Proverbs 6:16-19)
Teach me to go, (Matthew 28:18-20)
Teach me to wait. (Psalm 130:5-6)

Teach me about joy, (Philippians 4:4)
Teach me about sorrow. (John 11:35)
Teach me to lead, (John 1:37-41)
Teach me to follow. (3 John 11)

Teach me wisdom, (Proverbs 4:5-7)
Teach me foolishness. (1 Corinthians 1:21)
Teach me strength, (Joshua 1:9)
Teach me gentleness. (Galatians 5:22)

Teach me to be a slave, (Romans 6:17-18)
Teach me to be free. (Romans 6:22-23)
Teach me to stand firm, (Jude 3)
Teach me to flee. (1 Timothy 6:11)

Teach me to labor, (Hebrews 4:11)
Teach me about rest. (Hebrews 4:3)
Teach me the worst, (Genesis 6)
Teach me the best. (John 15:13)

Teach me to trust, (Proverbs 3:5)
Teach me to test. (1 John 4:1)
Teach me to be host, (1 Peter 4:9)
Teach me to be guest. (Luke 14:8-11)

Teach me all of the things I must do,
To ever be godly and devoted to you. (2 Peter 1:5-10)

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