Psalms 25:12

12 Who are those who fear the LORD ? He will show them the path they should choose.

Psalms 25:12 Meaning and Commentary

Psalms 25:12

What man [is] he that feareth the Lord?
That is, how happy a man is he! and one that fears the Lord is one that has the fear of God put into his heart, as a blessing of the covenant of grace before spoken of; who fears the Lord, not on account of the punishment of sin, but under the influence of the pardon of it, and for his goodness's sake; who loves the Lord, trusts in him, is careful not to offend him, hates sin, and avoids it, and has a strict regard to the worship of God in all its parts and branches, and performs it in fear; or who serves the Lord with reverence and godly fear. The description of this man's happiness follows in this verse and ( Psalms 25:12 ) :

him shall he teach in the way [that] he shall choose;
either which the man that fears God shall choose, which is the way of truth and duty, ( Psalms 119:30 Psalms 119:173 ) ; or the way which God prescribes to him, and is well pleasing in his sight, who teaches to profit, and leads in the way his people should go; and a great happiness it is for a man to have his steps ordered by the Lord and his goings directed by him.

Psalms 25:12 In-Context

10 The LORD leads with unfailing love and faithfulness all who keep his covenant and obey his demands.
11 For the honor of your name, O LORD, forgive my many, many sins.
12 Who are those who fear the LORD ? He will show them the path they should choose.
13 They will live in prosperity, and their children will inherit the land.
14 The LORD is a friend to those who fear him. He teaches them his covenant.