Psalms 25:8

8 The LORD is good and does what is right; he shows the proper path to those who go astray.

Psalms 25:8 Meaning and Commentary

Psalms 25:8

Good and upright [is] the Lord
He is essentially, originally, and independently good of himself in his own nature, and he is providentially good to all his creatures; and he is in a way of special grace and mercy good to his own people: and he is "upright", just in himself, righteous in all his ways and works, and faithful in all his promises; and the consideration of these excellent perfections of his encouraged the psalmist to entertain an holy confidence, that his petitions, respecting instruction and guidance in the ways of the Lord, ( Psalms 25:4 Psalms 25:5 ) ; would be heard and answered, notwithstanding his sins and transgressions;

therefore will he teach sinners in the way;
such who are in sinful ways, he will teach them by his word and Spirit the evil of their ways, and bring them out of them, and to repentance for them; and he will teach them his own ways, both the ways and methods of his grace, in saving sinners by Christ, and the paths of faith and duty in which he would have them walk; see ( Psalms 51:13 ) .

Psalms 25:8 In-Context

6 Remember, O LORD, your compassion and unfailing love, which you have shown from long ages past.
7 Do not remember the rebellious sins of my youth. Remember me in the light of your unfailing love, for you are merciful, O LORD .
8 The LORD is good and does what is right; he shows the proper path to those who go astray.
9 He leads the humble in doing right, teaching them his way.
10 The LORD leads with unfailing love and faithfulness all who keep his covenant and obey his demands.