Psalm 25 is a primer for our spiritual encouragement and understanding.
This Psalm was written by David during the old covenant about 2,000 years before Messiah Jesus fulfilled it and God poured out His Spirit on all flesh.
All who are born again by the Spirit can comprehend spiritual things like all Scripture is inspired by God as Paul wrote to Timothy.
“From infancy you have known the Holy Scriptures that are able to give you the wisdom you need for salvation through faith in the Messiahc Jesus. All Scripture is God-breathedd and is useful for teaching, for reproof, for correction, and for training in righteousness, so that the man [or woman] of God may be complete, thoroughly equipped for every good action.” 2 Timothy 3:15-17 ISV.
Confident trust in God, present and future
- “1 To you, LORD, I lift up my soul.
- 2 My God, I have trusted in you.
- Don’t let me be shamed.
- Don’t let my enemies triumph over me.
- 3 Yes, no one who waits for you will be shamed.
- They will be shamed who deal treacherously without cause.”
Prayer to be led in the path of righteousness and the way of truth
- “4 Show me your ways, LORD.
- Teach me your paths.
- 5 Guide me in your truth, and teach me,
- for you are the God of my salvation.
- I wait for you all day long.”
Prayer for God remembering David’s sins no more.
- “6 LORD, remember your tender mercies and your loving kindness,
- for they are from old times.
- 7 Don’t remember the sins of my youth, nor my transgressions.
- Remember me according to your loving kindness,
- for your goodness’ sake, LORD.”
God will instruct instruct sinners in the way, guide the humble and teach them his way.
- “8 Good and upright is The LORD,
- therefore he will instruct sinners in the way.
- 9 He will guide the humble in justice.
- He will teach the humble his way.”
The paths of The LORD to such as keep his covenant.
- “10 All the paths of The LORD are loving kindness and truth
- to such as keep his covenant and his testimonies.”
Prayer for the pardon of iniquity
- “11 For your name’s sake, LORD,
- pardon my iniquity, for it is great.”
God will teach and guide those who fear Him
- “12 What man is he who fears The LORD?
- He shall instruct him in the way that he shall choose.
- 13 His soul will dwell at ease.
- His offspring will inherit the land.”
The friendship of The LORD.
- “14 The friendship of The LORD is with those who fear him.
- He will show them his covenant.”
Prayer of one whose eyes are on The LORD.
- “15 My eyes are ever on The LORD,
- for he will pluck my feet out of the net.
- 16 Turn to me, and have mercy on me,
- for I am desolate and afflicted.
- 17 The troubles of my heart are enlarged.
- Oh bring me out of my distresses.
- 18 Consider my affliction and my travail.
- Forgive all my sins.”
- 19 Consider my enemies, for they are many.
- They hate me with cruel hatred.
- 20 Oh keep my soul, and deliver me.
- Let me not be disappointed, for I take refuge in you.
- 21 Let integrity and uprightness preserve me,
- for I wait for you.”
Prayer for the redemption of the people of God.
- “22 God, redeem Israel
- out of all his troubles.” (Psalm 25:1-22 WMB)
“Dear friends, we are now God’s children, but what we will be like has not been revealed yet. We know that when the Messiah is revealed, we will be like him, because we will see him as he is. And everyone who has this hope based on him keeps himself pure, just as the Messiah is pure . Everyone who keeps living in sin also practices disobedience. In fact, sin is disobedience. You know that the Messiah was revealed to take away sins, and there is not any sin in him. No one who remains in union with him keeps on sinning. The one who keeps on sinning hasn’t seen him or known him.” 1 John 3:2-6.
See HCSB for 40 footnotes and cross references.
~ Bill Bremer