Psalm 25 Outline
– David chose to trust and depend on God in facing his enemies (Psalm 25:1-3)
– David prayed for God to show him his ways (Psalm 25:4-7)
– God is good, upright and faithful to those who are humbled and penitent (Psalm 25:8-15)
– David prayed for God to be gracious to him (Psalm 25:16-21)
– David prayed for God’s protection over the Israelites (Psalm 25:22)
Psalm 25 Summary
In Psalm 25:1-3, David chose to put his trust in God. He knows that those who persistently trust and depend on God will never be put to shame. But those who do evil things deliberately will be put to shame.
In Psalm 25:4-7, David prayed for God’s guidance. David acknowledged God as his savior and he has always put his hope in him. David prayed that God to remember him, to show him mercy and love and don’t remember his sins, because he has been abiding in his commandments.
In Psalm 25:8-15, God is good and upright. God always provides guidance for sinners who are humble and penitent. God’s plan for us is loving and his promises are real. God blessed those who faithfully follow him and do his commandments so that they will live in prosperity.
In Psalm 25:16-21, David pleaded God to be gracious to him and save him from his afflictions. David prayed for God to protect his life from his increasing enemies. David knew that by God will continue to protect him if he walk uprightly according to God’s commandments.
In Psalm 25:22, David prayed for God’s protection over the Israelites and spare them from all the troubles.
Psalm 25 Bible Study
1. Always seek God’s guidance
David always sought after God’s guidance when he is in trouble. We must always seek God’s guidance in a difficult situation. You can discuss your problem with the Holy Spirit and ask for him to speak to you and guide you out of the situation. In Psalm 25:9, the meek will he guide in judgment: and the meek will he teach his way. In John 14:16, and I will pray the Father, and he shall give you another Comforter, that he may abide with you for ever. In Proverbs 3:5-6, trust in the LORD with all thine heart; and lean not unto thine own understanding. In all thy ways acknowledge him, and he shall direct thy paths. In Psalm 25:12, what man is he that feareth the LORD? him shall he teach in the way that he shall choose. In John 16:13, howbeit when he, the Spirit of truth, is come, he will guide you into all truth: for he shall not speak of himself; but whatsoever he shall hear, that shall he speak: and he will shew you things to come.
In Philippians 2:13, for it is God which worketh in you both to will and to do of his good pleasure. In James 1:15, if any of you lack wisdom, let him ask of God, that giveth to all men liberally, and upbraideth not; and it shall be given him. In Jeremiah 29:11, for I know the thoughts that I think toward you, saith the LORD, thoughts of peace, and not of evil, to give you an expected end. In Proverbs 16:9. a man’s heart deviseth his way: but the LORD directeth his steps.