Study Guide – Psalm 25:1-7

Psalm25-1-7


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


:::::
Equipping Challenge :::::

As
you begin this devotional study today, make this verse true. Speak it out
directly to God. (If it is a struggle to speak this out honestly, then share
that honestly with God. Ask God to help make this true in your life as you
study Psalm 25.)

 

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

 

Is
there a difference between “trust” in verse 2 and “hope” in verse 3? Is there a
difference between “shame” in verse 2 and verse 3? What leads you to your
answer?

 

Provide
some specific examples of how someone who is “treacherous without cause” is
different from someone who trusts in the Lord?

 

4 Show me your ways, Lord,
    teach me your paths.
5 Guide me in your truth and teach me,
    for you are God my Savior,
    and my hope is in you all day long.


Consider
verse 4. Give yourself some time to brainstorm: What “ways” and “paths” of the
Lord have you already been taught in your life?

 

Is
there a difference between “hope” in verse 3 and verse 5? In what ways is verse
5 more personal?

 

Side
Thought: How is Psalm 25:4-5 similar to many of the verses in Psalm 119?

 

6 Remember, Lord, your great mercy and love,
    for they are from of old.
7 Do not remember the sins of my youth
    and my rebellious ways;
according to your love remember me,
    for you, Lord, are good. NIV

 

If
someone came to you overwhelmed with guilt for past sins, how could you use
verses 6-7 to help them?

 

What
truths about God do these verses reveal?

 

:::::
Digging Deep :::::

Take
some time to trust your past sins to the Lord. Pray through verses 6-7 in a
very personal way.

 

 

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Ken Castor

Ken Castor is a husband, dad, pastor, writer and teacher. He serves as a professor at Crown College, Minnesota, where he equips students to pursue Jesus-Centered Faith and Next Generation Ministry. For 20+ years he's focused on equipping the next generations in places like the U.S., Canada, and Northern Ireland. He's the author of Grow Down (Simply Youth Ministry, 2014), Make a Difference (Broadstreet, 2016), the Blue-Letters Editor of the Jesus-Centered Bible (Group, 2015) and numerous other articles and Bible Study guides. But, whenever possible, he gets down on the floor and builds Lego with his kids. Connect with him @kencastor.

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