Reengaging with God
INTRODUCTION: ''Today we are called to forsake our selfish plans and submit to God's holy will and then we're graced with the desire and strength to do it.'' Paul David Tripp
This Psalm is consumed with the thoughts and truths of Deliverance, Guidance, and Forgiveness.
It speaks of clear direction that leads one to reenter a close relationship with God, to reenlist with the Lord, or to reconnect with long lost friend.
The structure of this Psalm may have been employed as an aid to memory, making a ''teaching'' psalm on discipleship. Our writer entitled it as Decisive Discipleship. It seems as though the context of a CRISIS has brought the Psalmist to a new height of surrender. This is so often the case in our lives.
The context we believe is David and his troubled relationship with his son Absolam. This psalm pictures life as a difficult journey that we can't successfully make by ourselves.
Oswald Chambers spoke clearly on December 31st concerning our present, past, and potiential tomorrows.
''As we go forth into the coming year, let it not be in the haste of impetuous, unremembering delight, nor with the flight of impulsive thoughtlessness, but with the patient power of knowing that the God of Israel will go before us. Our yesterdays present irreparable things to us; it is true that we have lost opportunities which will never return, but God can transform this destructive anxiety into a constructive thoughtfulness for the future. Leave the irreparable Past in His hands, and step out into the irresistible Future with Him.''
This so rightly describes the truth imbedded in Psalm 25
''Through the LORD's mercies we are not consumed, Because His compassions fail not.
They are new every morning;
Great is Your faithfulness.
''The LORD is my portion,'' says my soul,
''Therefore I hope in Him!''
The LORD is good to those who wait for Him,
To the soul who seeks Him.''
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