Read Psalm 25 – We last spoke of who God is in Psalm 24. Now, in Psalm 25, David entrusts himself to the LORD. (:1-2)
David recognizes that many are his enemy and their behavior is treacherous. David was a man of bloodshed with a life’s purpose to be king according to God’s plan. I am much more ordinary than that, yet still need a healthy awareness that those who hate Jesus are enemies. (Jesus said in John 15:18-19, “If the world hates you, keep in mind that it hated me first. If you belonged to the world it would love you as its own. As it is, you do not belong to the world, but I have chosen you out of the world. That is why the world hates you.”) Beloved, we must love our enemies with wisdom and grace, not simple naivete and wishful thinking.
“Show me your ways, O LORD, teach me your paths; guide me in your truth and teach me, for you are my God, my Savior, and my hope is in you all day long.” :4-5 Beloved, with this desire you will not be led astray!
David goes on, recalling God’s nature, asking for forgiveness from the sins of his youth and iniquities for God’s namesake… not David’s merits, but for God’s own namesake. David even speaks about some dark days… David is not a stranger to anxieties, but he also knows where to take them.
Beloved, can you carve out some alone time today, search your soul, as David did, and lay it before Jesus, our Savior.