Psalm 25: 4-5, 8-9, 10, 14 (Read)
“Good and upright is the Lord,
who shows sinners the way.”
We are blessed to have a God who does not
disregard us. On the contrary, He is a caring,
compassionate God, willing to humble himself
to share in our humanity, so that we might
such regard for sinners, for believers who
The Lord is talking to all of us in these verses;
we are all sinners. Jesus was criticized for
consorting with sinners, but He replied that
the sick (people like us) are the ones who
need a physician. We are all able to benefit
from the healing power of Jesus. As our
psalmist says, the Lord is compassionate
and loving. All we have to do is to humble
ourselves before Him and keep His
“Make known to me your ways, Lord; teach
me your paths.” We are told that if we follow
the Lord's way, we will be able to turn away
from sin and avoid death. And how does
the Lord show us the way? By sending us
His son, who is the way, the truth, and the life!
We know that salvation is available to us
through the coming of the Messiah. Our
psalmist, David, celebrates the coming of
Christ when he says, “You are God my
savior; for you I wait all the day long.”
Our Lord shows us sinners the way.
It is He who encourages us when our
tongues confess –
“The Lord guides the humble rightly,
and teaches the humble His way.”
Discussion Questions for Reflection
1. Our Psalm response this Sunday is, 'To you, O Lord, I lift my soul.'
As we begin the season of Advent, speak of how you are raised up
spiritually by the coming arrival of our Lord.
2. Our psalmist petitions the Lord to make known His ways and teach
us His paths. Tell of how you have been shown direction by the Lord
along the path of life.