|Psalms 25 |
1 Unto you, O LORD, I lift up my soul.
2 O my God, I trust in you. Let me not be put to shame, do not let my enemies triumph over me.1
3 Yes, let none who wait on you be put to shame; let those be ashamed who deal treacherously without cause.
4 Show me your ways, O LORD; teach me your paths.
5 Lead me in your truth and teach me, for you are the God of my salvation; I wait on you all the day long.
6 Remember, O LORD, your tender mercies and your loving kindnesses; for they have been from of old.
7 Remember not the sins of my youth or my transgressions; according to your mercy remember me for your goodness' sake, O LORD.
8 Good and upright is the LORD; therefore he will instruct sinners in the way.
9 He will guide the meek in what is right and he will teach the humble his way.2
10 All the paths of the LORD are love and truth to those who keep his covenant and his testimonies.
11 For your name's sake, O LORD, pardon my iniquity, for it is great.
12 Who is the man who fears the LORD? He shall teach him the way that he should choose.
13 His soul shall dwell at ease, and his offspring shall inherit the earth.
14 The secret of the LORD is with those who fear him, and he will show them his covenant.
15 My eyes are ever toward the LORD, for he will pluck my feet out of the net.
16 Turn to me and be gracious to me, for I am desolate and afflicted.
17 The troubles of my heart are multiplied; O bring me out of my distresses.
18 Look upon my affliction and my pain and forgive all my sins.
19 Consider my enemies, for they are many; and they hate me with cruel hatred.3
20 O keep my soul and deliver me; let me not be put to shame, for my trust is in you.
21 Let integrity and uprightness preserve me, for I wait on you.
22 Redeem Israel, O God, out of all their troubles.
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1 Do not let my enemies triumph over me. Our enemies are our lusts, greed, anger, immorality, hatred, drunkenness, revelry, pleasures, affections, etc. We also have supernatural enemies, fallen angels, sent to bring our lusts to the surface, and sent to afflict us with tribulation.
2 Good and upright is the LORD; therefore he will instruct sinners in the way. He will guide the meek in what is right and he will teach the humble his way. Jesus wants to teach you himself and will teach you if you are humble. Grace (Jesus) will teach you how to deny ungodliness and worldly lusts, and how we should live soberly, righteously, and godly, in this present world; Tit 2:12.. As David further said: I have more understanding than all my teachers, For Your testimonies are my meditation. I understand more than the ancients, Because I keep Your precepts. I have restrained my feet from every evil way, That I may keep Your word. I have not departed from Your judgments, For You Yourself have taught me. How sweet are Your words to my taste, Sweeter than honey to my mouth! Psa 119:99-103. The Holy Spirit will teach you all things. John 14:26, 1 John 2:20,27.
3 David is afflicted with pain by his enemies who are many and hate him with cruel hatred. David was King. David could have any man killed, imprisoned, or exiled. He is not speaking of men. He is speaking of many spiritual beings who hate him and inflict pain on him — demons, who are used by God to discipline and scourge any son whom he accepts, Heb 12:6.
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