Summer in Psalms Interactive Bible Study – June 25

This Bible study in Psalms is intended to be interactive, as a stepping stone from reading God’s Word to journaling with Him. The Discover One Thing ministry focuses on use of the SOAP method of Bible Study (Scripture, Observation, Application, Prayer) during our daily time at the feet of Jesus. To learn more, check out the “What’s SOAP?” tab above. Please read the Psalm below, let God speak to you through it, then post a response in the Comments section on our website’s home page. Your response could be any of the following related to the Psalm: scripture verse that stood out to you, observation, application, prayer, question, prayer request, or response to another’s comment. And check back to see where the conversation leads us! Together we can encourage one another and grow closer to God!

The Book of Psalms contains responses to God by individuals and the community in worship. We pray through this study that all of us will focus on the majesty of God and humble ourselves before Him in worship, no matter our circumstance.

-Becky & Dyea

Psalm 25

Of David.

In you, Lord my God,
    I put my trust.

I trust in you;
    do not let me be put to shame,
    nor let my enemies triumph over me.
No one who hopes in you
    will ever be put to shame,
but shame will come on those
    who are treacherous without cause.

Show me your ways, Lord,
    teach me your paths.
Guide me in your truth and teach me,
    for you are God my Savior,
    and my hope is in you all day long.
Remember, Lord, your great mercy and love,
    for they are from of old.
Do not remember the sins of my youth
    and my rebellious ways;
according to your love remember me,
    for you, Lord, are good.

Good and upright is the Lord;
    therefore he instructs sinners in his ways.
He guides the humble in what is right
    and teaches them his way.
10 All the ways of the Lord are loving and faithful
    toward those who keep the demands of his covenant.
11 For the sake of your name, Lord,
    forgive my iniquity, though it is great.

12 Who, then, are those who fear the Lord?
    He will instruct them in the ways they should choose.
13 They will spend their days in prosperity,
    and their descendants will inherit the land.
14 The Lord confides in those who fear him;
    he makes his covenant known to them.
15 My eyes are ever on the Lord,
    for only he will release my feet from the snare.

16 Turn to me and be gracious to me,
    for I am lonely and afflicted.
17 Relieve the troubles of my heart
    and free me from my anguish.
18 Look on my affliction and my distress
    and take away all my sins.
19 See how numerous are my enemies
    and how fiercely they hate me!

20 Guard my life and rescue me;
    do not let me be put to shame,
    for I take refuge in you.
21 May integrity and uprightness protect me,
    because my hope, Lord, is in you.

22 Deliver Israel, O God,
    from all their troubles!

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  1. 14 The Lord confides in those who fear him;
        he makes his covenant known to them.

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  2. Becky and I had discussed a few weeks ago “enemies”. It is a recurring subject in Psalms and our first thought went to foreigners that are persecuted where Christianity is illegal. Obviously, there enemie struggle is life or death and the most extreme of examples. But I was thinking of another more simple example of enemies in that people that “shame”. When Christ told us to love our enemies, I think this is a better example. It is easy to love those that love us, but harder to love those that “shame” us. I know I have always struggled with people that made me feel like a ” goody two shoes”. I smoked for about 10 years because I loved having a little bad girl in me! How foolish of me! I always loved academics and I hated feeling like a “nerd” and now we are homeschooling Boy Scouts and I feel that “shame” of being too good. I feel it but I know how to dump it! Hallelujah, those feelings have no power over me and I can trust in The Lord and relinquish that guilt! I am good and worthy and I don’t have to apologize for it.

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  3. S. Vs. 14

    O. “Fear” really should be translated as “respect” . Other versions use friendship and secret for confide, perhaps as variations to confidant (a trusted friend you can talk to about personal and private things). Covenant is a formal and serious agreement or promise.

    A. The book “Love and Respect” always comes to mind when I see “fear” used to describe our attitude toward God. The author talks about a beautiful dance between husband and wife when the wife respects her husband and the husband loves his wife. “And” is a key word there…it takes both of them doing what they’re supposed to do.

    In this verse I see the same thing. We have to respect the Lord before He will share his promises with us… before he will confide with us. Humbling myself to seek His will and purpose and guidance also shows that I trust Him, and trust is an extension of respect. Getting this right results in a beautiful dance…life lived to the fullest for His glory.

    p. Thank you for this reminder today about my attitude and actions affecting my relationship with You. You are Holy yet You want me to be Your friend. That boggles my mind yet sets everything in perspective. Help me be humble and to show you respect. Help me keep our friendship top of mind as I see my family and friends today, so they can see You too!

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  4. It’s ALL Worth It!!

    Verse 21 : May integrity and uprightness protect me, because my hope, Lord, is in you.

    I’ve been doing a lot of reflecting on numerous past events that have lead me to this point in life. Lies have to attempted to seep in and pervert my thoughts. One Thing holds true, that whether I was used as a sacrificial lamb in some of these incidents – You are the TRUE sacrificial lamb and all of my hope was and will forever be in You. You protect against all heinous and even subtle evil, I know I was protected and I’d like to give credit to the integrity and uprightness You’ve instilled in me. This integrity and uprightness continues to protect me, no matter how any one else may view it.

    Evil will come to an end, eventually…my hope is in You!

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  5. Show me Your ways, Lord; teach me Your paths. Guide me in Your truth and teach me, for You are God my Savior and my hope is in You all day long. (vs. 4-5)

    Wash, rinse, repeat.

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