As God’s children, we can be encouraged by the vigilant and personal care God gives as He watches over us. God’s instruction, however, also brings a warning not to be like a mule, ruled by irrationality and stubborn willfulness. Instead, our minds should be transformed. Reflecting on David’s words in Psalm 32, Alistair Begg directs us to the Word of the Lord, which God uses to reshape us into the image of Christ.
8I will instruct you and teach you in the way you should go;
I will counsel you with my eye upon you.
9Be not like a horse or a mule, without understanding,
which must be curbed with bit and bridle,
or it will not stay near you.
Copyright © 2020, Alistair Begg. Used by permission. All rights reserved.
Scripture taken from The Holy Bible, English Standard Version. Copyright ©2001 by Crossway Bibles, a publishing ministry of Good News Publishers. Used by permission. All rights reserved. Text provided by the Crossway Bibles Web Service.