a Prayer for Pardon and Protection
This is an acrostic or alphabetical psalm. The verses begin with the successive letters of the Hebrew alphabet, to aid the memory. So also in Psa 9:1-20 ; Psa 10:1-18 ; Psa 34:1-22 ; Psa 37:1-40 ; Psa 111:1-10 ; Psa 112:1-10 ; Psa 119:1-176 ; Psa 145:1-21 . It repeats the same expressions several or more times, such as wait, Psa 25:3 ; Psa 25:5 ; Psa 25:21 ; ashamed, Psa 25:2-3 ; Psa 25:20 ; and teach, Psa 25:4-5 ; Psa 25:8-9 ; Psa 25:12 .
Lift up your soul to God, that its darkness may flee before His light and your maladies be healed by His saving health. If you pray to be led and taught, be quiet and wait all the day, Psa 25:5 . The anointing that you have received is all that you require, 1Jn 2:27 . God’s holiness is no barrier but an encouragement to repentant sinners. Notice therefore, Psa 25:8 , and compare with Mat 9:13 and Luk 15:1 . What will not God do for the Name! Isa 63:14 ; Isa 63:16 ; Eze 36:22-23 . For God’s secrets, see Gen 18:17 ; 1Co 2:9-10 . Entrust God with the keeping of your soul and you will never be ashamed, Isa 49:23 .