A friend shared Psalm 25 in our staff devotions asking us to notice what David reveals about our attitudes toward God and our asking of God.
As I was looking at the Psalm I notice that, like most Psalms, one of the key questions we also need to ask is, what are the attributes of God revealed?
1. The attributes of God
2. Our attitude toward God
3. Our “asking” /requests of God
I’d encourage you to spend some time in this Psalm.
The Attributes of God
God has a plan (way, path, leads, teaches)
He is merciful, has steadfast love, faithful, forgives,
He is good, upright,
He keeps his covenant and testimonies
He is a friend of those who fear Him
Our Attitudes towards God
Because of who he is, we must
focus on (direct our desires), trust, wait, humble, fear the Lord, take refuge in, rest ….
All these terms have the concept of yielding or dependence
Our Asking of God
And because of who He is and what we need, we can ask for him to…
not allow us to be put to shame, nor allow our enemies to exult over us,
we can request that he lead us the humble, makes know His ways, teaches us His truth, forgive our sins, pardons
remains merciful, demonstrates steadfast love
we should request that he turn to us, would be gracious to us, bring us out of distress, consider our situation, guard and deliver us, protect our integrity because of our connection to him.
In all that David teaches us to ask of God, God is active.
His is able
We are needy
He can supply what we need