Psalm 25:8-9

Psalm 25:8-9

Psalm 25:8 “Good and upright is the LORD; therefore, he instructs sinners in his ways.”

[Praise you, Lord God, that in your goodness, you work in the lives of sinners who do not yet know you, teaching them your ways, how you do things, what leads to light and life. It is so encouraging to know that what you lead in is always good and upright, never into anything wrong, evil, negative, destructive or bad.

You use your creation to show your greatness, your Spirit to convict of guilt, your intervention to show your love, your prayer-answers to show your power, your firmness to show your righteousness and your kindness to show your grace.

Praise you for sending the Word, sending the prophets of old, giving revelation and offering repentance with faith. Your love and care are overwhelming as we look gratefully at them.]

Psalm 25:9 “He guides the humble in what is right and teaches them his way.”

[Praise you for your further work in those who do respond to your instruction, bringing them to belief and salvation. Praise you then for guiding us in what you know to be right, warning us of what is harmful, disciplining us, guiding us.

Praise you that you teach us your way in which we can walk—this is different from your “ways” mentioned above, meaning how you do things. Your way is how you would have us live, speak and love.

You reveal your way so we can walk with you in it. But we must be humble and teachable, accepting the reality of our innate depravity, our ignorance and our desperate need as believers for your input and guidance. Only you know the right way, only you can guide us as we need. As you told us in John 15:5, “If you remain in me and I in you, you will bear much fruit; apart from me you can do nothing.”]

So, I exalt you, my Gracious and Firm Shepherd, for your Good and Wise leading. You are the only One to be followed fully, for you never make an error. Guide me in following you today.