Daily Devotions


Day 189

Psalm 25:6a "Remember, O LORD, Your tender merciesâ?¦"

Day 189 – Psalm 25

“Remember, O LORD, Your tender merciesâ?¦” Psalm 25:6a


Life held many challenges for David. He had to battle many powerful enemies. There were the Philistines and there were the soldiers of king Saul. But his problem was not only with enemies from without. There was another “enemy” from within.

“Remember, O LORD, Your tender mercies and Your
For they are from of old.
Do not remember the sins of my youth, nor my transgressions;
According to Your mercy remember me,
For Your goodness’ sake, O LORD.”
Psalm 25:6-7

1. Sins

a) They were freely admitted.
b) There were “the sins of youth”.
c) There were his “transgressions”.
d) David knew the penalty of “sins and transgressions!”
e) His plea: “Do not remember (my) sins”.

2. Finding an answer to the penalty of sin

a) An answer must be found.
b) The solution did not lie within David.
c) It did not lie in religious observances either.
d) It lay within the Person of God Himself.
e) Thus David pleaded with the Lord “to remember”.
i) His tender mercies
ii) His lovingkindnesses
iii) His goodness

David must have known well the word God gave to Moses (Exodus 34:6-7)!