The reading for today is Psalm 25:1-9, KJV.
"UNTO thee, O Lord, do I lift up my soul. O my God, I trust in thee: let me not be ashamed, let not mine enemies triumph over me. Yea, let none that wait on thee be ashamed; let them be ashamed which transgress without cause. Shew me thy ways, O Lord; teach me thy paths. Lead me in thy truth and teach me: for thou art my God of my salvation; on thee do I wait all day. Remember, O Lord, thy tender mercies, and thy loving-kindness; for they have been ever of old. Remember not the shame of my youth, nor my transgressions: according to thy mercy remember thou me for thy goodness sake, O Lord. Good and upright is the Lord: therefore, will he teach sinners in thy way. The meek will he guide in judgement: and the meek will teach his ways."
David writes to us about the struggle of life. He offers himself as a sacrifice to God in the first verse. He knows in the second verse he is weak. "let me not be ashamed" he writes. He also asks God to allow triumph over his enemies. David understands that he cannot do this alone.
He also asks to be led and taught by God. He shows us that God is the only way to salvation. He asks God to forget his sins and have mercy on him. Only God can do this.
David writes how the meek will teach those who give ear to the truth of God. Remember that Jesus said, "Blessed are the meek". The meek will have judgement as well. They will be guided by God.
We see a characteristic about God in this psalm. God has tender mercies and loving kindness. David writes these have been in God since the beginning. God does not change! Even today!
Lord, By Your mercy and guidance, empower us to overcome past errors and to act justly for Your people today.
Russ Nixon firstname.lastname@example.org
Pray for the meek to lead and teach. Pray for God's mercies in our lives. Pray that we will never be ashamed of God. Amen!