Divine Guidance

Harry Buis

READ : Psalm 25:1-14

We find a wonderful truth in verse 9, “He guides the humble in what is right and teaches them his way.” Other parts of the Psalm speak in a similar fashion. The Living Bible translates verse 4: “point out the right road for me to walk.” And verse 9 speaks of “the ways that are right and best.”

Spurgeon makes this comment about verses 4 and 5: “Four times over in these two verses the Psalmist applies for a scholarship in the college of grace.” Another commentator says, “Among all the blessings the first is that God raises the Psalmist above the vacillation and hesitancy of human opinion.” I originally studied engineering and remember the fact that you need enough information to write as many equations as there are unknowns. But in life, there are always too many unknowns. But to God there are no unknowns. So we need to cry out to Him every day, “Guide me, O Thou great Jehovah, much I need Thy tender care.”

As God provides guidance through His Word, the key is that we are completely submissive. Someone has said, “The reason why we go wrong about our duties is mainly that we do not supremely want to go right.” A paraphrase of verse 10 says, “When we obey him, every path he guides us on is fraught with his loving kindness.”


“Choose for us, God. Your wisdom is unerring and we are fools and blind.” In Jesus’ name. Amen.