Psalm 25 & 26: The Secret Of The LORD
Verse of the Day: (25:14) The secret of the LORD is with them that fear him; and he will shew them his covenant.
1. Salvation (25:1-13)
Lead me in thy truth, and teach me: for thou art the God of my salvation; on thee do I wait all the day. (25:5)
David, king of Israel, God’s chosen nation, waited and trusted God to grant him truth and wisdom as he led his family and kingdom amid trouble and tribulation. He knew that God was his Saviour and salvation, and without Him, he was nothing. He recalled the time when he was just a poor ordinary shepherd boy in his village, and God came to him, and chose and anointed him to be the rich powerful king of Israel, which was at that time the most powerful nation of the world. Indeed, let us wait and trust in God and His grace, salvation and promise of His return amid our trouble and tribulation. (Titus 2:11-15)
2. Secret (25:14-22)
O keep my soul, and deliver me: let me not be ashamed; for I put my trust in thee. (25:20)
David revealed to all who sought God that His secret was with all who loved and feared Him, and keep His commandments. He was troubled on all sides, as without his enemies were planning to invade Israel, and within some of his loved ones were plotting against him, yet he kept praying, and reading God’s Word, and trusting and obeying Him all the days of his life. Today, the mystery of God, which had been kept secret in the Old Testament, has been revealed to all who believe in Him, that is, we are not only to fear Him and keep His commandments, but that all people, whether Jews or Gentiles, truly belong to the body of Jesus, when we receive Him as our Saviour. (Romans 16:25-27)
3. Soul (26:1-12)
Gather not my soul with sinners, nor my life with bloody men: (26:9)
David’s daily prayer was to have God to judge and examine his heart, mind and soul that they be one in Him as he continued staying close to Him and His righteousness, and flee from evil and wickedness. He must remind himself never to take for granted that all that he had - his health, family, kingdom, riches, fame and power – were from Him. Though he once committed adultery and murder yet God had forgiven him and restored the fellowship with him. Indeed, he was very thankful and grateful to God for His everlasting mercy, amazing grace and wonderful love, as he looked forward to the day that he shall be with Him in His home in glorious heaven forever. Let us who believe in God pray and share the gospel so that precious souls may come to know the truth that Jesus is truly the Son of God, and be saved from spiritual death and eternal condemnation. (James 5:19-20)
Prayer of the Day:
Dearest God, please help me to stay in Your secret which is to love and fear You.