Life this side of heaven provides a head-spinning range of options, and our Creator grants us the freedom to choose. We know right from wrong because God writes His commandments on our hearts. We are free to obey, or not, but once we choose, the consequences are not under our control.
We cannot use our human abilities to know God’s ways, but the Holy Spirit works faith in our heart to seek God’s wisdom and His promise of salvation to us. Our heavenly Father does not abandon us to our damning choices. Rather, He offers the gift of His Word to create faith in our Savior, reveal Himself, and show us how to live. God wants us to choose, out of love for Him, to trust His guidance in His Word and to believe it.
Be Thou My Guide encourages us to draw close to the Lord with trusting hearts and minds and not to rely on ourselves or choose the ways of the world. Use this study to be encouraged, to develop diligence to live as a child of God, and to practice intentional Christian living.