Poem – Lord, Teach Me

(Here is another poem I have written, but it may be a little different in approach than you are used to seeing. I’d like 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!)

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

Lord, teach me to sing, (Col. 3:16)
Teach me to pray. (Mat. 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. (Pro. 6:16-19)
Teach me to go, (Mat. 28:18-20)
Teach me to wait. (Psa. 130:5-6)

Teach me about joy, (Phi. 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, (Pro. 4:5-7)
Teach me foolishness. (1 Cor. 1:21)
Teach me strength, (Josh. 1:9)
Teach me gentleness. (Gal. 5:22)

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

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

Teach me to trust, (Pro. 3:5)
Teach me to test. (1 John 4:1)
Teach me to be host, (1 Pet. 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 Pet. 1:5-10)

Comments 2

  1. Adam — Could you give us some teacher insight of exactly what 1 Cor. 1:21 is saying? This verse just seems a little strange, as the other scripture in this section is talking about teach me “about” foolishness. Is this one of these original Greek interpretation issues?

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      Stephen,
      The quote is specifically from the KJV rendering of the “foolishness of preaching.” Many of the Gentiles who heard the Gospel considered it to be nothing more than foolishness (See Acts 17 and other places). Though the reality of the Gospel is quite different, it is often perceived by men as being foolish. Therefore, it is a bit of the Isa. 55:8-9 principle of that which is foolishness to men being, in reality, truth and understanding from God.

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