Daily Devotions


Day 186

Psalm 25:1 "To You, O LORD, I lift up my soul."

Day 186 – Psalm 25

“To You, O LORD, I lift up my soul.” Psalm 25:1


We have another simple statement of Davidic authorship in the superscription.


Psalm 25 deals with a variety of subjects. They include the following:-

1. The problem of enemies Psalm 25:1-3

2. The paths of God Psalm 25:4-5

3. The power of sin Psalm 25:6-7

4. The promise of blessing Psalm 25:8-15

5. The pain of affliction Psalm 25:16-20

6. The preservation of life Psalm 25:21-22


Prayer to David was never a ritual he had to perform. His prayers to God always came from the depth of his soul. Hence he began Psalm 25 with these words

“To You, O LORD, I lift up my soul.
O my God, I trust in You;
Let me not be ashamed;
Let not my enemies triumph over me.”
Psalm 25:1-2

1. “O LORDâ?¦O my God”

a) A deep and personal relationship is expressed.
b) This was a relationship that contained the following elements:-
i) Trust
ii) Hope

2. The problem of enemies

a) The problem of being defeated (and destroyed) by enemies was feared.
b) Nothing less than a soul-deep plea would suffice!