THE PSALMS

Chapter 25

"Prayer and Worship [1-7, 11, 15-22]."

"Teaching, Worshippers [8-10, 12-14]."

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Let me call attention that Chapter 24 ended with a "Selah", alerting us to stop and consider not only what had just been said concerning the glory of the Chief Shepherd, but to meditate and join it to what will be said in Chpater 25. Psalm 24:7, and 9 sets the acrostic that will continue to the end of Chapter 25. With the close of Psalm 23, Christ had risen, and this started the acrostic of this chapter.

There are twenty two letters within the Hebrew alphabet, however in this acrostic only twenty one are used. Three times seven is spiritual completeness. The letter that is missing is "koph", so with koph missing verse eleven would make the central theme or verse of this chapter by the acrostic. This verse is the first confession of sin given so far in all of the book Psalms. Thus the linkage of the Selah of the confession, to the suffering and resurrection of our Lord Jesus Christ. The double (A=Aleph) in verses 1 and 2 connects the looking up of the worshipper with the double (R+Resh) of verses 18 and 19, which speaks of the looking down of Jehovah. Again this singles out verse 11 by making it something very special that cannot be overlooked.

Psalms 25:1 "Unto Thee, O Lord, do I lift up my soul. "

Notice that it is your soul, not the body that is lifted up before the Father.

Psalms 25:2 "O my God, I trust in thee: let me not be ashamed, let not mine enemies triumph over me." 

Don't allow me to be one of those that pray for the mountains to fall on me for having worshipped the Antichrist. So within this acrostic we see the true believer looking up to the Father; but in verses 18 and 19 we will see God looking down on man. The explanation is explained in verse 11.

Psalms 25:3 "Yea, let none that wait on Thee be ashamed: Let them be ashamed which transgress without cause."

Do you have the patience to wait on the Lord? or are you impatient. This "transgression" is in the fact that they deceive others by the way that they teach the Scriptures. Though most teach this deceitful treachery in ignorance, their traditions of man have been taught them by the Kenites, the sons of Cain, to shape and mold the world into accepting their father Satan as the true God, when in fact he is a fake.

Psalms 25:4 "Shew me Thy ways, O Lord; Teach me Thy paths."

The Holy Spirit of God shows us Father ways, and teaches us His paths through His Word. That is the only way to salvation, and there is no other way. In John 14:6 "Jesus saith unto him, "I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by Me." Jesus taught us that way through Him to our Father and eternal life, that is the only way. That path is with the entire Scripture from Genesis all the way to end of Revelation. That truth is the meat of the Word that will see you though to the end of this earth age, and into the eternity. God will lead you and teach you His way.

Psalms 25:5 "Lead me in Thy truth, and teach me: For Thou art the God of my salvation. On Thee do I wait all the day."

In the manuscripts it reads, "...For Thee do I wait all the day." We are to wait on God continually, prayerfully in mind and spirit as we live every moment of the day. Always being ready to serve when He call on us for a task, or seed to be planted.

Psalms 25:6 "Remember, O Lord, Thy tender mercies and Thy loving kind nesses; For they have been ever of old."

Our Heavenly Father has always been there for us when we called at any moment, and that is why we love Him so much.

Psalms 25:7 "Remember not the sins of my youth, nor my transgressions: According to Thy mercy remember Thou me For Thy goodness' sake, O Lord."

When we repent of our sins in Jesus' name, Father doesn't remember them any more. Those sins are gone forever. Our Father is a forgiving God, for all past repented sins.

Psalms 25:8 "Good and upright is the Lord: Therefore will He teach sinners in the way."

We are all sinners and saved by the grace of God, and through His Word we are taught in the way of the Lord. The Lord continues to teach us through all our lives, as we travel through our lives in His way. Even after repentance we will fall short at times, and be tested, and that is why we must stay focused on His Word, His Way.

Psalms 25:9 "The meek will He guide in judgment: And the meek will He teach His way."

The meek, or patient and humble will be vindicated at judgment. They will listen to the teaching and He guarantees that if you seek Him, you will find Him.

Psalms 25:10 "All the paths of the Lord are mercy and truth Unto such as keep His covenant and His testimonies."

All the way or plans of the lord have mercy in them for those that love Him. Friend, you have to study to know those covenants and testimonies before you can keep them. That is why we must study and continue in His Word. Pray and ask Father to reveal those thing that to you in the time frame that you have to study. Use the tools of the bible to help you in your studies. Try to see the overall flow of the plan of Almighty God.

Psalms 25:11 "For Thy name's sake, O Lord, Pardon mine iniquity; for it is great."

The acrostic brought us to this eleventh verse. "For Thy name's sake, O Lord," The first ten verses had the believer looking up to the Father for salvation. His name is YHVH, or Almighty Father. This entire acrostic is pointing to this verse. This is the first of confession in the book of Psalms, and it links repentance to Christ's suffering on the cross in Psalms 22. And it also links the "Selah" at the close of the prior chapter to both the repentance of man, and the resurrection and glory of Jesus Christ of the prior chapter. This is telling us that Jesus Christ's blood paid the price for our sins, at repentance. This is a hidden truth that most Christians are not aware of as they read through this chapter.

Psalms 25:12 "What man is he that feareth the Lord? Him shall He teach in the way that He shall choose."

the man that gives reverence to the Lord, will receive the understanding through the Spirit of God of the truths of God's Word.

Psalms 25:13 "His soul shall dwell at ease; And his seed shall inherit the earth."

This is a promise from Father to you. When you understand Father's Word you become somebody in God's eyes.

Psalms 25:14 "The secret of the Lord is with them that fear Him; And He will shew them His covenant."

This is the hidden counsel of God is given to them that revere the Lord. That is the wisdom of God. Those hidden secrets are the acrostics that are given in His Word, the deeper meat of the Word. " He will cause [show] them to know [teach them] His covenant with them." His "Covenant" is so on two parts and we call it a "Testament" the Old and the New Testament.

Psalms 25:15 "Mine eyes are ever toward the Lord; For He shall pluck my feet out of the net."

In case you are worried about falling to the Antichrist; Here is a promise to you from Almighty Father. Father shall keep you from walking into every type of deception that Satan has coming your way. Only there is a condition to this promise. "Mine eyes are ever toward the Lord," When your eyes are fixed on the Lord and focused on His Word, you will not be deceived. Why would you? If you know that you will not see the True Christ in your flesh body, why would you bow to anyone as being Christ, while you are in the flesh body. That would only happen when you take your eyes off the Lord and His word. When you are focused on the Lord, you are focused on the entire Word of God. This is the in-depth meaning of the acrostic. When you are looking up to the Lord, Father will give you eyes to see all the truth, when you have Selah: When there needs to be a connection between points of thought. Don't rush into judgment in your studies. That is why Selah says to stop a moment, pause on what has been said, and think about it, let it sink in, and then go on.

Psalms 25:16 "Turn thee unto me, and have mercy upon me; For I am desolate and afflicted."

This is saying that "I am lonely". When you are lonely, Father will fill that void.

Psalms 25:17 "The troubles of my heart are enlarged: O bring thou me out of my distresses."

Father, when I am in my distresses, troubles and loneliness, lead me out of them. He will.

Psalms 25:18 "Look upon mine affliction and my pain; And forgive all my sins."

So now we come to the "R or Resh" in the Hebrew text of the acrostic. This verse has God looking down on each of us, giving us our assurance of forgiveness. Father is looking down on all our affliction and pain in our lives, and there is nothing that takes place that He doesn't see. Not only is He looking down on us, but He forgives all our sins when we repent.

Psalms 25:19 "Consider mine enemies; for they are many; And they hate me with cruel hatred."

Not only is there forgiveness for our sins at the cross, but there is also Father's protection for us from our enemies. This comes also when we ask Father for repentance for our sins in Jesus' name. It just doesn't matter what our enemies call us or do to us, when we are in Him, We have His protection.

Romans 12:19 "Dearly beloved, avenge not yourselves, but rather give place unto wrath; for it is written, "Vengeance is Mine; I will repay, saith the Lord."

Romans 12:20 "Therefore if thine enemy hunger, feed him; if he thirst, give him drink: for in so doing thou shalt heap coals of fire on his head."

Let God do your protection and fight your battles. What is the purpose of heaping coals of fire on his head? The Holy Spirit is that fire, and by your kindness and deeds and prayer for that soul, he or she just might be brought to salvation. If there is vengeance to be given, Father knows best how to do it. However the purpose of our work here is to plant seeds, and win souls to Christ. For doing it all God's way, there are rewards in eternity that will never be taken from us, and our duty is in our obedience to Father.

In these end times, many will do things to us that in their mind, they are doing right. They have been blinded to the truth, and sometimes this will cause hurt to you. Expect it for we are told in all the Gospels that father will deliver son, mothers their daughters, and children their parents to death, which is Satan [Mark 13:12]. They will do this in ignorance because their eyes are blinded.

Psalms 25:20 "O keep my soul, and deliver me: Let me not be ashamed; for I put my trust in Thee."

When your "eyes are ever towards the Lord," Father will keep your soul, and deliver you from your enemies. You will not be ashamed when your trust is in the Lord.

Psalms 25:21 "Let integrity and uprightness preserve me; For I wait on thee,"

"Integrity" is common sense, and wisdom from knowledge in God's Word will preserve me. Father is telling us to have patience and wait on Him. Stop and think before you say and do thing, pray about it and then wait on the Lord for your guidance.

Psalms 25:22 "Redeem Israel, O God, Out of all his troubles."

So this is what the chapter is all about, the redeeming of Israel. This is referring to Jacob, the natural seed out of Israel. Father, redeem those children of Jacob that love you and look to you for their salvation through the blood of Jesus the Christ.

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