The Lord Is A Friend To Those Who Fear Him

Psalm 25:14-15 (New Living Translation)

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The Lord is a friend to those who fear him. He teaches them his covenant. My eyes are always on the Lord, for he rescues me from the traps of my enemies.

The Godly people find a friend in the Mighty he alone is friend he teaches them his ways and covenant that no one knows his decree but him

My eyes are always on the Lord for he teaches me and rescues me from traps of my enemies for the godly lack evil

What does Psalm 25:14 mean?

The Lord draws those who fear Him into the close bonds of friendship, and He will share His covenant with them. The Bible presents every person with a choice. He or she must choose to serve the Lord or to disobey Him.

In his old age Joshua summoned the people of Israel together and reminded them of this choice. He challenged them to “fear the LORD and serve him in sincerity and in faithfulness. Put away the gods your fathers served beyond the [Euphrates] River and in Egypt, and serve the LORD” (Joshua 24:14). Then Joshua called for a decision. He demanded, “Choose this day whom you will serve,” declaring, “But as for me and my house, we will serve the LORD” (Joshua 24:15).

Jesus cited obedience to His commandments as the prerequisite to friendship with Him. He said, “You are my friends if you do what I command you” (John 15:14). James 2:23 says, “‘Abraham believed God, and it was counted to him as righteousness’—and he was called a friend of God.” Among other acts of obedience and faith, Abraham reverenced God so much that he willingly obeyed God’s command to offer Isaac, his son whom God had promised would be Abraham’s heir, on the altar (James 2:21–22; Genesis 22; Hebrews 11:17–19)). God stopped Abraham from killing Isaac and provided a ram as a sacrifice instead. It is a privilege to be called God’s children, but only those who obey Him can be rightfully called His friends.

Context Summary

Psalm 25:8–14 was written by David about the character of God. He expresses the fact that it is wise to trust in God. David trusted God when life seemed tenuous. His foes made treacherous plans to disgrace him, but David trusted God to deliver him, forgive him, and guide him through life. Ephesians 2:8–10 is a companion passage. It teaches that God has a plan for all whom he saves.

Chapter Summary

This prayer of David uses the Hebrew alphabet as a pattern. This is an acrostic, where verses each begin with a letter of the Hebrew alphabet. The final verse, however, repeats the letter used in verse 16. David declares his trust in God and the value of the Lord’s wisdom. Mixed into these praises of God’s truth are multiple requests that David be forgiven of his sins. The psalm ends with David asking for rescue from his enemies, and for a similar redemption for the nation of Israel

Author: J. Palmer

Living under the wings of God and the angels around me keeping me going and safe. Sharing the love of Christ.

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