9 He guides the humble in what is right
and teaches them his way.
Ever notice that those who are easily taught actually desire to be taught? In order to be taught anything, one has to acknowledge that there is still much learning needed. David acknowledged his sin and the protection he needed from his enemies in the psalm. David was aware that he knew nothing apart from the Lord. For that is how Jesus said we must be, "as a child" in our learning. Children soak up information like a sponge. Children want to learn all there is to learn. Unfortunately as adults, we have a problem. We associate our age with wisdom. Age does not guarantee wisdom, only God does. We must be willing to throw away what "we know" and learn what God wants us to know. It is much easier on us when we are willing to admit to God that we need him. When we don't, we create more havoc because then we have to learn "the hard way". Learning "the hard way" means like the prodigal son we must be left to our own devices for a time and run in a circle before we realize that the path God desired for us was actually the best path. We will learn one way or the other but "the hard way" just hurts more.
P.S. Book signing event on Saturday, May 14th at John 3:16 Christian Bookstore in Lanham, MD from 1-4pm.