Monday, November 23, 2015

Psalm for Sunday, November 29, 2015


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
share in his divinity.  Who else would have 
such regard for sinners, for believers who 
disobey him?
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.

1 comment:

  1. Rudy H5:14 PM

    This psalm is full of devout affection to God, the out-goings of holy desires towards his favor and grace and the lively actings of faith in his promises. We may learn out of it,

    · What it is to pray.
    · What we must pray for, the pardon of sin, direction in the way of duty.
    · What we may plead in prayer, our confidence in God.
    · What precious promises we have to encourage us in prayer, of guidance and instruction

    In worshiping God, we must lift up our souls to Him. It is God's goodness, and not ours, his mercy, and not our merit, that must be our plea for the pardon of sin, and all the good we need. This plea we must rely upon, feeling our own unworthiness, and satisfied of the riches of God's mercy and grace. How boundless is that mercy which covers for ever the sins and follies of a youth spent without God and without hope! Blessed be the Lord, the blood of the great Sacrifice can wash away every stain.