Talks for Growing Christians
David Looks to the Lord for his Needs
Lesson Number 18
- Committed believers look to the Lord for guidance and forgiveness.
- Committed believers look to the Lord for instruction and deliverance.
- Committed believers look to the Lord for comfort and protection.
- Praise the Lord for Psalm 25:7.
- What type of psalm is Psalm 25?
- What is the structure of Psalm 25?
- On what basis does David ask the Lord not to remember his former sins (vs 6-7)?
- Summarize verses 8-15.
- What does it mean to fear the Lord?
- What should you do when you face opposition from your enemies?
- Psalm 25 is an alphabetic acrostic psalm, where each verse begins with a successive letter of the Hebrew alphabet.
- The first seven verses and the last seven verses are prayers to the Lord. The verses inbetween (vs 8-15) are about the Lord and the blessings of those who trust the Lord.
- On the basis of God’s compassion, lovingkindness, and goodness
- The obedient and committed believer can depend on the Lord for instruction and deliverance.
- It means to honor and show reverence to God, who is all-powerful and holy.
- You should turn to the Lord, as David did. He did not take his own revenge, rather he trusted the Lord to vindicate him, based on His righteous character.
- David beseeched the Lord not to remember his former sins. As believers, we can pray this with more assurance now that Christ has come and died for our sins. Read 1 John 1:9. Discuss how our sins affect our fellowship with the Lord.
- Remember a time when you felt extreme loneliness. Discuss Psalm 25:16-18 and Hebrews 13:5. When we look to the Lord and confess our sins, our fellowship is restored and our loneliness is removed, as we experience the comfort of the Lord.
- Aren’t you glad that the Lord doesn’t remember the sins of your youth? Thank Him for this!
- "To You, O LORD, I lift up my soul. O my God, I trust in You; Let me not be ashamed; Let not my enemies triumph over me." Psalms 25:1-2
- "The humble He guides in justice, and the humble He teaches His way." Psalms 25:9
- "Let integrity and uprightness preserve me, for I wait for You." Psalms 25:21