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Learning God's Way By Waiting Upon the Lord

John Collins06/19/2012
Psalm 25 asks for guidance and knowledge to learn God's way.

Unto you, Yahweh, I lift my soul the scripture says.  I trust in you, God, and ask that you not let me be ashamed.  Do not let my enemies triumph over me.

Do not let any that wait on you be ashamed, God, let the ones who transgress against You be ashamed.

Show me Your ways, God, and teach me Your paths.  Lead me in your Truth.  Teach me, for you are the God of my salvation.  On You I wait all day.

Remember, Lord, your tender mercy and loving kindness.  They have been with the world since the days of old.

Do not remember the sins of my youth.  Do not remember my transgressions.  Remember me in Your mercy for Your goodness' sake.

You, Lord, are good and upright.  You will teach the sinners in the Way.  You will guide the meek in judgement, and the meek will learn Your way.

All the paths of the Lord are mercy and Truth.  The path is shown to those that keep Your covenant and testimonies.

For Your Name's sake, Lord, forgive me of my iniquity.  My iniquity is great.

Those that fear the Lord will be taught in the way in which the Lord will choose.  His soul will be at ease, and his children will inherit the earth.  The secret of the Lord is with those that fear Him, and He will show them His covenant. 

My eyes are always toward the Lord, and he will save me from the snares of life.  Turn yourself toward me, Lord, and have mercy upon me.  I am desolate and afflicted.

The troubles of my heart are enlarged, God, bring me out of my distresses.  Look at my pain and affliction and forgive all of my sins.

Consider my enemies, Lord.  There are many of them, and they hate me with cruel and bitter hatred.

Keep my soul and deliver me.  Do not let me be ashamed, for I have put my trust in You.  

Preserve me in integrity.  Let me be preserved in uprightness.  I wait on you Lord.

As Christians, we should ask ourselves:  Do we wait on the Lord to learn His way, or do we take the quick and easy path by letting others tell us the way?  Do we search the scriptures for ourselves, or do we count on others to search the scriptures for us?  Are we walking on the path that He has chosen, or are we walking in some other path?