Psalm 25:9 - The Meek & Humble - God Will Teach & Guide.

Psa.25:9: The Meek & Humble - God Will Teach & Guide.

Psa 25:9 (KJV)  The meek will he guide in judgment: and the meek 
will he teach his way. 

Psa 25:9 (NIV)  He guides the humble in what is right and 
teaches them his way. 

Psa 25:9 (TEV)  He leads the humble in the right way and teaches 
them his will. 

Psa 25:9 (Gibbs)  God will teach and guide the humble in His 
will and ways. 

Meek/Humble: Those who are teachable, willing to learn. Humility 
is the first rung of the ladder of Christian growth (see Matt. 
18:3). [SDA Commentary] 

God will not give what we are too proud to receive. Pride is 
like a barrier that blocks out the very things God desires to do in 
our lives. [Quest SB] 

The meek are guided by the Lord, because they are teachable, 
willing to be instructed. They have a sincere desire to know and to do 
the will of God.... He cannot lead those who are too proud to be 
taught, who are bent upon having their own way. Of the double-minded 
man--he who seeks to follow his own will, while professing to do the 
will of God--it is written, "Let not that man think that he shall 
receive anything of the Lord." James 1:7. PP384  

The humble, the teachable, the prayerful, the gentle of spirit-- 
those who are willing to learn. A proud person who supposes that he 
already knows enough CANNOT be taught; a haughty person who has no 
respect for others, CANNOT learn of them; a person who is willing to 
believe nothing CANNOT be instructed. The first requisite, therefore, in 
the work of religion, as in respect to all kinds of knowledge, is a 
meek and docile spirit. (Barnes' Notes) 

The meek will he guide, the meek will he teach, that is, those 
that are humble and low in their own eyes, that are distrustful of 
themselves, desirous to be taught, and honestly resolved to follow the 
divine guidance. Speak, Lord, for thy servant hears. These he will 
guide in judgment, that is, by the rule of the written word; to find 
rest for their souls in the Saviour. [Matthew Henry Commentary] 

We need to let God change us, yet we cannot expect him to work 
his transformation in our life if we are still proud and unwilling 
to admit that we are helpless apart from him. The first step in 
recovery is admitting that we are powerless over our dependencies. Only 
after we do this can we experience God's healing work in our life. 
[Life Recovery SB] 

Sinners need instruction because of their continual bent against 
God's way, and their need for confidence in God's mercy and continued 
faithfulness to his covenant. [Jamieson, Fausset, And Brown Commentary] 

To fear the Lord is to recognize him for who he is: holy, 
righteous, all-knowing, all-powerful, and full of wisdom. The better we 
know God, the better we see ourselves for who we are: sinful, weak, 
frail, and needy. When you recognize God for who he is and yourself for 
who you are, you will want to cling to him in total dependence. This 
is the starting point for learning how to choose his ways, which 
always results in the best decisions. [Small Group SB] 

The "methods" by which God teaches are:
(1) By His word or law,
(2) by His Spirit,
(3) by His providence,
(4) by the advice and counsel of those who have experience-- 
(Barnes' Notes) 

James 4:6-10 (AMP)  He gives us more and more grace ( power of 
the Holy Spirit, to meet this evil tendency and all others fully). 
That is why He says, God sets Himself against the proud and haughty, 
but gives grace [continually] to the lowly (those who are humble 
enough to receive it). [Prov 3:34.] So be subject to God. Resist the 
devil [stand firm against him], and he will flee from you. Come close 
to God and He will come close to you. [Recognize that you are] 
sinners, get your soiled hands clean; [realize that you have been 
disloyal] wavering individuals with divided interests, and purify your 
hearts [of your spiritual adultery]. [As you draw near to God] be 
deeply penitent and grieve, even weep [over your disloyalty]. Let your 
laughter be turned to grief and your mirth to dejection and heartfelt 
shame [for your sins]. Humble yourselves [feeling very insignificant] 
in the presence of the Lord, and He will exalt you [He will lift 
you up and make your lives significant]. 

James 4:6-10 (TMNT) And what he gives in love is far better than 
anything else you'll find. It's common knowledge that "God goes against 
the willful proud; God gives grace to the willing humble." So let 
God work his will in you. Yell a loud no to the Devil and watch him 
scamper. Say a quiet yes to God and he'll be there in no time. Quit 
dabbling in sin. Purify your inner life. Quit playing the field. Hit 
bottom, and cry your eyes out. The fun and games are over. Get serious, 
really serious. Get down on your knees before the Master; it's the only 
way you'll get on your feet. 

"Not my way, but Thine, O Lord!" must be the prayer of the 
humble follower of God. [SDA Commentary]