FTE’s Psalm for this week is one of David’s prayers of supplication (the action of asking or begging for something earnestly or humbly.) In his prayer David asks God to protect him, and he contemplates God character in verses 8-10; and man’s relationship to God in verses 11-15. Finally in the last seven verses he asks again for deliverance. Throughout this Psalm David shows that he has complete confidence in God.
Confidence In Prayer
Psalm 25:1-22 (HCSB)1 LORD, I turn to You.2 My God, I trust in You. Do not let me be disgraced; do not let my enemies gloat over me.3 No one who waits for You will be disgraced; those who act treacherously without cause will be disgraced.4 Make Your ways known to me, 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.6 Remember, LORD, Your compassion and Your faithful love, for they ⌊have existed⌋ from antiquity.7 Do not remember the sins of my youth or my acts of rebellion; in keeping with Your faithful love, remember me because of Your goodness, LORD.8 The LORD is good and upright; therefore He shows sinners the way.9 He leads the humble in what is right and teaches them His way.10 All the LORD’s ways ⌊show⌋ faithful love and truth to those who keep His covenant and decrees.11 Because of Your name, Yahweh, forgive my sin, for it is great.12 Who is the man who fears the LORD? He will show him the way he should choose.13 He will live a good life, and his descendants will inherit the land.14 The secret counsel of the LORD is for those who fear Him, and He reveals His covenant to them.15 My eyes are always on the LORD, for He will pull my feet out of the net.16 Turn to me and be gracious to me, for I am alone and afflicted.17 The distresses of my heart increase; bring me out of my sufferings.18 Consider my affliction and trouble, and take away all my sins.19 Consider my enemies; they are numerous, and they hate me violently.20 Guard me and deliver me; do not let me be put to shame, for I take refuge in You.21 May integrity and what is right watch over me, for I wait for You.22 God, redeem Israel, from all its distresses.
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Donald Jacobs is an ordained minister with the spiritual gift of teaching. He is the Associate Pastor of a non-denominational church in Los Angeles, CA.