Psalm 25:11 Yahveh, I lift up my throat to you.
Psalm 25:2 My God, I trust in you. Do not let me be disgraced; do not let my enemies gloat over me.
Psalm 25:3 No one who waits for you will be disgraced; those who act treacherously without cause will be disgraced.
Psalm 25:4 Make your roads known to me, Yahveh; teach me your paths.
Psalm 25:5 Guide me in your truth and teach me, for you are the God of my rescue; I wait for you all day long.
Psalm 25:6 Remember, Yahveh, your compassion and your covenant faithfulness, for they have existed for an age.
Psalm 25:7 Do not remember the sins of my youth or my acts of rebellion; in keeping with your covenant faithfulness, remember me because of your goodness, Yahveh.
The king who waited for God
David is known for his courage and skill and passion. But it is his capacity to wait trustingly on God which is highlighted in this psalm. He waited on God both for rescue and guidance.
It was neither David’s indiscretions of youth nor his willful rebellion as an adult which indelibly marked his soul. It was his trust in God.
May that be our life story as well.
1superscription: of David.