Summary: "WAITING UPON THE LORD"
"WAITING UPON THE LORD" - Psalm 25 1. Waiting Upon The Lord Brings Personal Prevailing - 25:1-3 (a) The Acknowledgment of God's Faithfulness to Us - 25:1,2a Unto thee, O LORD, do I lift up my soul. 2 O my God, I trust in thee: let me not be ashamed, (b) The Appeal To God's Fighting for Us - 25:2b let not mine enemies triumph over me. (c) The Appreciation of God's Forgiveness of Us - 25:3 Yea, let none that wait on thee be ashamed: let them be ashamed which transgress without cause. 2. Waiting Upon The Lord Brings Personal Principles - 25:4-7 (a) The Request For Readiness - 25:4,5a Shew me thy ways, O LORD; teach me thy paths. 5 Lead me in thy truth, and teach me: (b) The Request For Redemption - 25:5b for thou art the God of my salvation; on thee do I wait all the day. (c) The Request For Remembrance - 25:6,7 The Endurance of God's Mercy - 25:6 Remember, O LORD, thy tender mercies and thy lovingkindnesses; for they have been ever of old. The Excellence of God's Goodness - 25:7 Remember not the sins of my youth, nor my transgressions: according to thy mercy remember thou me for thy goodness’ sake, O LORD. 3. Waiting Upon The Lord Brings Personal Pardon - 25:8-11 (a) The Response of God To Sinners - 25:8 Good and upright is the LORD: therefore will he teach sinners in the way. (b) The Response of God To Servants - 25:9 The meek will he guide in judgment: and the meek will he teach his way. (c) The Response of God To Strugglers - 25:10,11 God Forgives The Compliant - 25:10 All the paths of the LORD are mercy and truth unto such as keep his covenant and his testimonies. God Forgives The Confessing - 25:11 For thy name’s sake, O LORD, pardon mine iniquity; for it is great.
4. Waiting Upon The Lord Brings Personal Prosperity - 25:12-15 (a) The Results of A Fear of The Lord - 25:12,13 An Instruction For Our Course - 25:12 What man is he that feareth the LORD? him shall he teach in the way that he shall choose. An Inheritance For Our Children - 25:13 His soul shall dwell at ease; and his seed shall inherit the earth. (b) The Revelations To Those Who Fear The Lord - 25:14,15 The Reliance He Has in Us - 25:14 The secret of the LORD is with them that fear him; and he will shew them his covenant. The Rescue He Has for Us - 25:15 Mine eyes are ever toward the LORD; for he shall pluck my feet out of the net. 5. Waiting Upon The Lord Brings Personal Protection - 25:16-22 For :- (a) The Needs of The Hurting - 25:16-18 Relief From Abandonment - 25:16 Turn thee unto me, and have mercy upon me; for I am desolate and afflicted. Relief From Anguish - 25:17 The troubles of my heart are enlarged: O bring thou me out of my distresses. Relief From Afflictions - 25:18 Look upon mine affliction and my pain; and forgive all my sins. (b) The Needs of The Hated - 25:19,20 A Person of Empathy - 25:19 Consider mine enemies; for they are many; and they hate me with cruel hatred. A Place of Escape - 25:20 O keep my soul, and deliver me: let me not be ashamed; for I put my trust in thee. (c) The Needs of The Hopeless - 25:21,22 The Recourse of The Hopeless - 25:21 Let integrity and uprightness preserve me; for I wait on thee. The Redemption of The Hopeless - 25:22 Redeem Israel, O God, out of all his troubles.