Pastor Tim Romero

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Psalm 32:8-9

Psalm 32:8–9 (ESV): "8  I will instruct you and teach you in the way you should go; I will counsel you with my eye upon you. 9  Be not like a horse or a mule, without understanding, which must be curbed with bit and bridle, or it will not stay near you."


Have you ever noticed God likens us to animals often? It's because they display the characteristics of our human nature. For sheep are defenseless and find themselves huddling together under the watch of the Shepherd. The mule is extremely reluctant and unwilling to change, especially when faced with opposition. The horse has to first be broken in order to be used. God knows exactly how to describe us!

David nailed the only lesson we need to learn in this life. To allow the Lord to instruct and teach us along the way until we go home. God will never lead us astray but will always lead us to still waters and green pastures. His counsel is good and His eye is always on us. So don't be stubborn like a mule or wild and unbroken like a wild horse. Both lack understanding and thus need a bit and bridle to lead them.

Let God's Word tame you. Let it instruct and teach you. We don't need anything else, only the Word of God. It is our bit and bridle, our trainer, and guide in this life. Invest in knowing and living out God's Word. Let it break you and move you, mold you, and make you into the man or woman of faith He is calling you to be! It's a reasonable and prudent thing to do. All the while His eye will be on you making sure you are being well taken care of. The Word of God, God's message to you and I. Read it. Live it. Love it. Amen?

Father, thank You for giving us Your holy Word. It endures forever. You honor it above Your name thus may we do the same. Instruct and teach us to live out Your Word daily. Give us a passion to know Your Word we pray in Jesus' name, amen.
Psalm 33:1-3
Psalm 32:1-2

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