Teach me Thy way, O Lord, teach me Thy way!
Thy guiding grace afford, teach me Thy way!
Help me to walk aright, more by faith, less by sight;
Lead me with heav’nly light, teach me Thy way!
When I am sad at heart, teach me Thy way!
When earthly joys depart, teach me Thy way!
In hours of loneliness, in times of dire distress,
In failure or success, teach me Thy way!
When doubts and fears arise, teach me Thy way!
When storms o’erspread the skies, teach me Thy way!
Shine through the cloud and rain, through sorrow, toil, and pain;
Make Thou my pathway plain, teach me Thy way!
Long as my life shall last, teach me Thy way!
Where’er my lot be cast, teach me Thy way!
Until the race is run, until the journey’s done,
Until the crown is won, teach me Thy way!

“Teach Me Thy Way” by Benjamin M. Ramsey, composer (1849-1923)


Learning and teaching are very important to or existence.  We have teachers, tutors, apprenticing, books, helpers, hands-on.

Deuteronomy is all about sharing what we’ve been taught.  Back in the day of Deuteronomy, Moses must have learned a lot in his 120 years.  A lot of what he learned, most likely didn’t come from books like we have.

God gave Moses a mission: to lead the Israelites out of Egypt to a Promised Land.  Moses did not get to enter the Promised Land, but before Moses died, there was a new generation to teach.  The new generation that was brought into the Promised Land.  Deuteronomy is Moses’ writing to the new generation and to future generations about the importance of trusting God.

Today, God is being removed from almost everything – young people don’t know about God and faith; and that’s a very sad aspect of life today.  Moses wrote a timeless instruction for every generation that came after him.

In Deuteronomy Chapter 5, we were given the Ten Commandments which were to be taught and observed.

The greatest commandment is Deuteronomy 6: 4 – “You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, with all your soul, and with all your strength.”

God wants us to use Him as our refuge in every aspect of our lives.  Deuteronomy 4:10b “Gather the people to Me, and I will let them hear My words, that they may learn to fear Me all the days they live on the earth, and that they may teach their children.”

We don’t have to be preachers or theologians to share God’s truth.  Deuteronomy teaches us to follow and share the words of God so they won’t be forgotten.  To share with family and especially those who don’t know Jesus as their Saviour.

If you don’t know Jesus as your Saviour, and want to ask Him into your heart, just say this little prayer and start your learning to living with Jesus every day.