Give ourselves to the Lord (Psalm 25:1-3)

If you had a trunk of money, what would you do with it? If that trunk of money was the only source of income that you had for the next decade, who would you trust to take care of it and increase it?  Obviously, you wouldn’t go to just anyone.

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. Indeed, let no one who waits on You be ashamed; Let those be ashamed who deal treacherously without cause.” (Psalm 25:1–3, NKJV)

1. Transfer your trust into the hands of God. When it comes to the treasure of life, the psalmist understood the power of transferring his trust into the hands of God. And this is the right decision for us every single day of our lives. We must transfer our trust for the treasure of life into the hands of God.  We give Him the whole of who we are, inside and out.

In fact, the psalmist shows us the nature of transferring our trust to God. He paints the picture of lifting up our life to God in order for God to possess and take as His own. This picture is amplified by the simple statement, “I trust in You.”  He lifted up the treasure of life into the hands of God with the confidence and expectancy that God would care for this treasure.

The right decision is to place the treasure of our lives and Christ’s church into the hands of God. Relinquishing ownership of this treasure into the hands of the One who can lead us along the path to great blessing is the first great movement forward as we embark upon the adventure of our day.

2. The Lord is trustworthy and reliable to direct us. When it comes to dependability and reliability, there is no one more faithful, more powerful, more loving, more wise than God (duh!). Well, why in the world wouldn’t we want to transfer trust of our lives into the hands of the Creator of the universe?

The psalmist draws a comparison in his request to the Lord. He asks the Father not to allow him to be put to shame. This is the request from the one who is lifting up his life to the Lord.  The other side of the request is that the enemies who “deal treacherously without cause” would be put to shame.  If someone places their trust in God, then the expectation is for God to bring them victory over the enemies and confirm His sovereignty over all things.  If someone doesn’t place their trust in God (seeking to double-deal for personal benefit), then God will demonstrate His justice and put them to shame.

The right decision is to lift up the treasure of our lives to the Lord and trust Him to bring the right conclusion to whatever we face. It is not our way that will lead to the right decision.  It is God’s way every day.  This morning, I pray that I would transfer my trust to the Lord who has already led me into triumph through our Lord Jesus Christ!



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