Psalm 25:14 “The LORD confides in those who fear him; “
[Praise you, Lord God, that your desire is to intimately share your secrets with us, to confide in us, to talk with us through your Word and Spirit. Praise you that in your Fatherhood, you make known to us, your children, your heart, your mind, your wisdom.
But you have a requirement for this: we must first fear you–that is, care deeply what you think and desire, be in proper awe, seek to obey and live for you, not live for the thoughts or approval of others. This is the emotional aspect of our relationship to you, the impetus to obedience, the motive for doing what is right.
To fear you is a condition often cited: “The angel of the Lord encamps round about those who fear him and delivers them” (Ps. 34:8).”The fear of the LORD is the beginning of knowledge, but fools despise wisdom and instruction” (Prov. 1:7). Conversely, the “Fear of man brings a snare, but those who trust in the Lord are safe” (Prov. 29:25).
Help me, Lord, to consistently fear you, submitting my thoughts and emotions to your Word and your Spirit.]
“he makes his covenant known to them.”
[Praise you that as we fear you, you reveal to us the deep truths of your Word as we read and study and meditate on it. You are the great and gracious Giver, ever desiring to share. And you call us to receive your goodness and grace so we can glorify you more.]
Psalm 25:15 “My eyes are ever on the LORD,”
[May that always be so in my life, Lord, looking to you, thinking of your desires, alert to your Spirit, checking in with you often during the day, following your lead. Praise you for your good and loving ways that I can ever trust.]
“for only he will release my feet from the snare.”
[Yes, Lord, only you can take me out of the devil’s wiles, temptation’s traps, and the snare of my old nature. Save me from the sins of my old self, free me from the tricks of Satan.
Without you I would wander about in the dark, not knowing what makes me stumble; but in you there is always light, ever increasing illumination on our way. And you release my feet from the weight and sin that so easily entangles (Heb. 12:1). Then I can run in the paths of your Truth, following with endurance the race you have set out before me.
May I run well today, tired in body, but strong in Spirit and soul, serving you with all my heart. I praise you for what you will bring, for how you will guide, for how I can trust you completely. May my life bring you glory, honor and pleasure today, Lord Jesus. Amen]