This post is Day 5 in a series of studies about “Hope”. I strongly suggest you begin with the introduction to this study, please click here to read it.

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Hope – Day 5

Psalms 25:3

No one who hopes in you will ever be put to shame, but shame will come on those who are treacherous without cause.

The Thought

No matter what the subject of a Bible study, we can usually find an appropriate verse or two in the psalms. And HOPE, our subject for this first month of the year, is no different. David, the psalmist and shepherd boy turned king, had many occasions in his life when things seemed hopeless, sometimes through his own folly. But his faith in the God who saves, never failed him. Although he had many occasions when he could have doubted.

This verse for today seems to speak to me about some of our present day world leaders. Too many seem to be “treacherous without cause”, and have their own agendas. But in their planning they are not reckoning on the intervention of the Almighty God.

David often got himself into difficulties because of other powerful forces coming against him, although sometimes the problems were of his own making, as with Bathsheba (2 Samuel 11). He learned by his mistakes. In this psalm we read of David’s confidence in his all powerful creator.

Guide me in your truth and teach me, for you are God my Saviour, and my hope is in You all day long. Psalm 25:5

May integrity and uprightness protect me, because my hope, Lord, is in You. Psalm 25:21


Read Psalm 25 and pray today for the leaders of the world. Pray that the righteous ones will be lifted up, and have their hopes fulfilled, and the evil ones will be silenced and lose their authority.

Pray for your local leaders to be appointed and led by The Lord so that they will work for the good of the community, and not have their own agendas.

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