Tehilim / Psalms 25
1 Unto thee, O LORD, do I lift up my soul. 2 O my God, I trust in thee let me not be ashamed, let not mine enemies triumph over me. 3 Yea, let none that wait on thee be ashamed let them be ashamed which transgress without cause. 4 Shew me thy ways, O LORD; teach me thy paths. 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. 6 Remember, O LORD, thy tender mercies and thy lovingkindnesses; for they have been ever of old. 7 Remember not the sins of my youth, nor my transgressions according to thy mercy remember thou me for thy goodness’ sake, O LORD. 8 Good and upright is the LORD therefore will he teach sinners in the way. 9 The meek will he guide in judgment and the meek will he teach his way. 10 All the paths of the LORD are mercy and truth unto such as keep his covenant and his testimonies. 11 For thy name’s sake, O LORD, pardon mine iniquity; for it is great. 12 What man is he that feareth the LORD? him shall he teach in the way that he shall choose. 13 His soul shall dwell at ease; and his seed shall inherit the earth. 14 The secret of the LORD is with them that fear him; and he will shew them his covenant. 15 Mine eyes are ever toward the LORD; for he shall pluck my feet out of the net. 16 Turn thee unto me, and have mercy upon me; for I am desolate and afflicted. 17 The troubles of my heart are enlarged O bring thou me out of my distresses. 18 Look upon mine affliction and my pain; and forgive all my sins. 19 Consider mine enemies; for they are many; and they hate me with cruel hatred. 20 O keep my soul, and deliver me let me not be ashamed; for I put my trust in thee. 21 Let integrity and uprightness preserve me; for I wait on thee. 22 Redeem Israel, O God, out of all his troubles. (KJV)
I was reading through Tehilim / Psalms 25 this morning and a portion of the text caught my eye. David said “Sod Adonai liyreayv u’vriyto lehodiyam” which says “The secret of the Lord is with them that fear Him, and he will show them His covenant.” (25:14) I found this verse interesting because it suggests that there is something that is made known to those who fear the Lord and who put their trust in Him. See how the secret of the Lord is tied into the covenant that He will reveal to those who fear him, this brought to mind my faith in God. In the beginning of my relationship with the Lord, I stepped out in faith, confessing my sins, believing what Yeshua had done, laying down his life for mine and that God raised him from the dead bodily to live forever. When I placed my faith in God, and in the way He has provided for my salvation, God revealed to me and continues to reveal to me at greater and greater depths His character, who He is, that He exists, and that He has a purpose for my life. The truth of the covenant that He has made in you and I with Himself in Yeshua the Messiah, has been and continues to be revealed to us by His spirit the Ruach HaKodesh (Holy Spirit). This means that if we want to understand who God is, understand that He is the author of life, the creator God, then one must first step out in faith and believe that God exists (Ivrit / Hebrews 11:1-6) and that Yeshua is His Messiah, Savior, and King. It isn’t until we step out in faith that we will be able to understand who God is, how much he loves us, and even for understanding scripture and the purpose that he has for us in our lives. If you are having trouble believing and understanding the Scriptures, what might be missing is you need to first give your life over to Him.
Come and say the following prayer with me:
Heavenly Father, today I give my life to you. I believe that Yeshua laid down his life for me. I confess my sins, please have mercy on me a sinner. I believe that you raised Yeshua from the dead and that He lives today. Please send me your Holy Spirit. Help me to understand your words in the Bible and help me to understand what your plan is for my life. Thank you for loving me and providing me a way to be forgiven. I give you the glory, the honor, and the praise. In Yeshua’s name I pray. Amen!