We rely on the LORD not to remember the sins of our past, and He doesn’t.

BibleGateway: Psalm 25:1-22

ESV Audio


ESV Text: Psalm 25:1-22


KJV Text:

(Alt. audio): Chapter: 25

     1 A Psalm of David. Unto thee, O LORD, do I lift up my soul. 2 O my God, I trust in thee: let me not be ashamed, let not mine enemies triumph over me. 3 Yea, let none that wait on thee be ashamed: let them be ashamed which transgress without cause. 4 shew me thy ways, O LORD; teach me thy paths. 5 Lead me in thy truth, and teach me: for thou art the God of my salvation; on thee do I wait all the day. 6 Remember, O LORD, thy tender mercies and thy lovingkindnesses; for they have been ever of old. 7 Remember not the sins of my youth, nor my transgressions: according to thy mercy remember thou me for thy goodness’ sake, O LORD.

     8 Good and upright is the LORD: therefore will he teach sinners in the way. 9 The meek will he guide in judgment: and the meek will he teach his way. 10 All the paths of the LORD are mercy and truth unto such as keep his covenant and his testimonies. 11 For thy name’s sake, O LORD, pardon mine iniquity; for it is great. 12 What man is he that feareth the LORD? him shall he teach in the way that he shall choose. 13 His soul shall dwell at ease; and his seed shall inherit the earth. 14 The secret of the LORD is with them that fear him; and he will shew them his covenant.

     15 Mine eyes are ever toward the LORD; for he shall pluck my feet out of the net. 16 Turn thee unto me, and have mercy upon me; for I am desolate and afflicted. 17 The troubles of my heart are enlarged: O bring thou me out of my distresses. 18 Look upon mine affliction and my pain; and forgive all my sins. 19 Consider mine enemies; for they are many; and they hate me with cruel hatred. 20 O keep my soul, and deliver me: let me not be ashamed; for I put my trust in thee. 21 Let integrity and uprightness preserve me; for I wait on thee. 22 Redeem Israel, O God, out of all his troubles.(KJV)


Hymn: TLH 382:
Lord, We Confess our Numerous Faults

Hymnary.org — Organ Audio

1. Lord, we confess our numerous faults; 
How great our guilt has been, 
How vain and foolish all our thoughts, 
And all our lives were sin. 

2. But, O my soul, forever praise, 
Forever love, His name 
Who turns thy feet from dangerous ways 
Of folly, sin, and shame. 

3. ‘Tis not by works of righteousness 
Which our own hands have done, 
But we are saved by God’s free grace 
Abounding through His Son. 

4. ‘Tis from the mercy of our God 
That all our hopes begin; 
‘Tis by the Water and the Blood 
Our souls are washed from sin. 

5. ‘Tis through the purchase of His death 
Who hung upon the tree 
The Spirit is sent down to breathe 
On such dry bones as we. 

6. Raised from the dead, we live anew; 
And justified by grace. 
We shall appear in glory, too, 
And see our Father’s face. 


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Jacob’s faith in evident during both the prayer and wrestling match wherein He holds God to His promises. Our faith too holds God to what He has said.

BibleGateway: Genesis 32:9-32

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ESV Text: Genesis 32:9-32


KJV Text:

(Alt. audio): Chapter: 32

     9 And Jacob said, O God of my father Abraham, and God of my father Isaac, the LORD which saidst unto me, Return unto thy country, and to thy kindred, and I will deal well with thee: 10 I am not worthy of the least of all the mercies, and of all the truth, which thou hast shewed unto thy servant; for with my staff I passed over this Jordan; and now I am become two bands. 11 Deliver me, I pray thee, from the hand of my brother, from the hand of Esau: for I fear him, lest he will come and smite me, and the mother with the children. 12 And thou saidst, I will surely do thee good, and make thy seed as the sand of the sea, which cannot be numbered for multitude.

     13 And he lodged there that same night; and took of that which came to his hand a present for Esau his brother; 14 Two hundred she goats, and twenty he goats, two hundred ewes, and twenty rams, 15 Thirty milch camels with their colts, forty kine, and ten bulls, twenty she asses, and ten foals. 16 And he delivered them into the hand of his servants, every drove by themselves; and said unto his servants, Pass over before me, and put a space betwixt drove and drove. 17 And he commanded the foremost, saying, When Esau my brother meeteth thee, and asketh thee, saying, Whose art thou? and whither goest thou? and whose are these before thee? 18 Then thou shalt say, They be thy servant Jacob’s; it is a present sent unto my lord Esau: and, behold, also he is behind us. 19 And so commanded he the second, and the third, and all that followed the droves, saying, On this manner shall ye speak unto Esau, when ye find him. 20 And say ye moreover, Behold, thy servant Jacob is behind us. For he said, I will appease him with the present that goeth before me, and afterward I will see his face; peradventure he will accept of me. 21 So went the present over before him: and himself lodged that night in the company. 22 And he rose up that night, and took his two wives, and his two womenservants, and his eleven sons, and passed over the ford Jabbok. 23 And he took them, and sent them over the brook, and sent over that he had.

     24 And Jacob was left alone; and there wrestled a man with him until the breaking of the day. 25 And when he saw that he prevailed not against him, he touched the hollow of his thigh; and the hollow of Jacob’s thigh was out of joint, as he wrestled with him. 26 And he said, Let me go, for the day breaketh. And he said, I will not let thee go, except thou bless me. 27 And he said unto him, What is thy name? And he said, Jacob. 28 And he said, Thy name shall be called no more Jacob, but Israel: for as a prince hast thou power with God and with men, and hast prevailed. 29 And Jacob asked him, and said, Tell me, I pray thee, thy name. And he said, Wherefore is it that thou dost ask after my name? And he blessed him there. 30 And Jacob called the name of the place Peniel: for I have seen God face to face, and my life is preserved. 31 And as he passed over Penuel the sun rose upon him, and he halted upon his thigh. 32 Therefore the children of Israel eat not of the sinew which shrank, which is upon the hollow of the thigh, unto this day: because he touched the hollow of Jacob’s thigh in the sinew that shrank.(KJV)


Hymn: TLH 437:
Who Trusts in God, a Strong Abode

Hymnary.org — Organ Audio

1. Who trusts in God a strong abode 
In heaven and earth possesses; 
Who looks in love to Christ above, 
No fear his heart oppresses. 
In Thee alone, dear Lord, we own 
Sweet hope and consolation, 
Our Shield from foes, our Balm for woes, 
Our great and sure Salvation. 

2. Though Satan’s wrath beset our path 
And worldly scorn assail us, 
While Thou art near, we will not fear; 
Thy strength shall never fail us. 
Thy rod and staff shall keep us safe 
And guide our steps forever; 
Nor shades of death nor hell beneath 
Our souls from Thee shall sever. 

3. In all the strife of mortal life 
Our feet shall stand securely; 
Temptation’s hour shall lose its power, 
For Thou shalt guard us surely. 
O God, renew with heavenly dew 
Our body, soul, and spirit 
Until we stand at Thy right hand 
Through Jesus’ saving merit.