Sunday, September 18, 2022

Psalm 25

Seeking God and waiting for His leading is the first step in learning His ways and walking His paths.

Read Psalm 25:1-7:
  1. What must the psalmist have believed about God that directed him to turn toward, trust in, and wait for the Lord?
  2. Are there some situations in your life that have caused you to turn to the Lord for protection and guidance? Why did you do so?
  3. Practically speaking, what does it mean to turn to the Lord, trust in Him, and wait for Him?
Read Psalm 25:8-15:
  1. According to these verses, what is God like?
  2. What is the connection between asking for God’s guidance and asking for God’s forgiveness of sin?
  3. How would you explain the “fear of the Lord” using the words of this passage?
Read Psalm 25:16-22:
  1. What advice would the psalmist give to someone in the midst of hardship and suffering?
  2. Do you find it easy or hard to turn to the Lord when in troubling circumstances?
  3. What does the psalmist offer to God when asking for forgiveness, graciousness, and deliverance?
Taking it home:
  1. In what circumstances in your life do you recognize the need for God’s guidance and support this week?
  2. Who on your Oikos list might God be leading you to care for (as His “hands and feet”) in their time of loneliness and affliction?
Ways to Pray:
  • Adoration: Praise God for the ways He has demonstrated His mercy and steadfast love to you.
  • Contrition: Repent of any stubbornness or pride that leads you down your own paths instead of God’s.
  • Thankfulness: Thank God for teaching His ways to you and writing His Word on your heart (Hebrews 10:15-18).
  • Supplication: Pray for God’s friendship with you to spread outward this week into your relationships with others.
Other Scriptures to Engage with this week:
  • Isaiah 8:11-9:1
  • Psalm 130
  • Isaiah 49:1-12
  • Luke 2:21-33
  • Isaiah 49:13-26
  • Jonah 3:10-4:11