The Good Of God

Psalm 25:8

New Living Translation

The Lord is good and does what is right;

    he shows the proper path to those who go astray.

Trusting in the lord is not an easy task though throughout all he’s shown us we have seen evidence of what scriptures say in psalm 25:8 that the Lord our God is good and he does what is right seen in the eye of his father in heaven he lives and shows us the problems in our own lives to show us the correct path to walk and guide us so we may not go astray

What Does Psalm 25:10 Mean? ►

The LORD leads with unfailing love and faithfulness all those who keep his covenant and obey his decrees.

Psalm 25:10(NLT)

Verse Thoughts

God has strewn our path with encouraging promises, which are scattered throughout His Word. He has pledged to lead us in the paths of righteousness and make the way we take straight and secure. But can we trust His promises? Can we be certain that His Word is true? Indeed we can and this truth is expressed in many of the early psalms of David.

Often in the Book of Psalms, we see David lifting up his heart to the Lord in prayer and praise and calling out to Him for guidance and pardon. His prayers often contain a request for God’s help in the face of his enemies, which demonstrates a quiet confidence that God is faithful to His Word and will not let him down.

The promises of God are founded on nothing less than the perfection of God’s holy nature. They are rooted in the eternal faithfulness of His everlasting Word, and His Word is securely anchored on the rock of our salvation which is Jesus… Whose name is ‘Faithful and True’ – “for Faithful is He who hath promised, Who also will do it.”

It was David who knew this to be true in his own life, and we find him reflecting on the wonder of the Lord as he prayerfully considers the goodness of God and His faithfulness in meeting sinners and teaching them the way of truth. “All the paths of the LORD are lovingkindness and truth,” he writes, “His ways lead to gracious love, and He shows His fidelity towards those who keep His covenant and His testimonies.”

The faithfulness, mercy, goodness, and grace of God, are no less true today than during that time when David discovered the Lord was his Shepherd, Who gently leads him beside the still waters, faithfully guides him into the way of peace, guards him in the valley of the shadow, and prepares a plentiful table of good things in the midst of all his enemies.

It is only as we remain in Christ, rest in His love, and walk in the path He has planned for us, that we will discover all His paths are strewn with goodness and grace. God is working in our lives with an eternal perspective, and it is only as we walk in harmony with the Lord and remain in accordance with His revealed plans and purposes that we will remain in harmony with His truth.

The way we travel may not be the path of our choosing, nor the way we expected to trudge. The path we take may be covered with difficulties and dangers… but His grace is sufficient for every eventuality we may encounter. He knows the best way for each of us to take for He is the WAY, and we need to trust Him to lead us aright, even when the route is overshadowed by dark and thunderous clouds. 

As we trust His Word, carry out His will, abide in Him, and He is us, we will bear the fruit of patience and hone our faith in Him. His way will lead us deeper into fellowship with Himself and enable us to mature in the faith, grow in grace, and gain a deeper knowledge of the holy… for He desires us to enjoy a satisfying and unbroken communion with Himself.

The Lord knows that only as we commune with Him and obey His new commandment to, “love as I have loved,” will He be able to pour His streams of living water through us, and equip us to be channels of comfort and refreshment to all those with whom we come in contact.


What does Psalm 25:8 mean?

David acknowledges that the Lord is good and morally correct. For those who trust in Him, He never does anything eternally hurtful, but always what is in our best interest. His words and deeds are always right, therefore we can trust God at all times and in every situation. He is so good and upright that He guides sinners to salvation and a life of righteousness.

Isaiah depicts all human beings as sheep wandering away from God (Isaiah 53:6). But in love God provided the way back to Him through Jesus’ redemptive work on the cross. Isaiah 53:6 also says, “the LORD has laid on him [Jesus, the Lamb of God] the iniquity of us all.” Although the Lord delights to guide sinners to salvation, many are unwilling to receive His instruction. Jesus wept over Jerusalem and lamented, “O Jerusalem, Jerusalem, the city that kills the prophets and stones those who are sent to it! How often would I have gathered your children together as a hen gathers her brood under her wings, and you were not willing!” (Matthew 23:37).

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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