Lenten Devotional for March 23

Praise the Lord!
Happy are those who fear the Lord,
who greatly delight in his commandments.
Their descendants will be mighty in the land;
the generation of the upright will be blessed.
Wealth and riches are in their houses,
and their righteousness endures forever.
They rise in the darkness as a light for the upright;
they are gracious, merciful, and righteous.
It is well with those who deal generously and lend,
who conduct their affairs with justice.
For the righteous will never be moved;
they will be remembered forever.
They are not afraid of evil tidings;
their hearts are firm, secure in the Lord.
Their hearts are steady, they will not be afraid;
in the end they will look in triumph on their foes.
They have distributed freely, they have given to the poor;
their righteousness endures forever;
their horn is exalted in honor.
The wicked see it and are angry;
they gnash their teeth and melt away;
the desire of the wicked comes to nothing.

 

Questions

1. The Wisdom Psalms were written to teach God’s people. What is the lesson the psalm is teaching?

2. Why would this lesson be taught and preserved as a psalm?

3. What ideas about God, the Church, or your faith would you like to be taught and expressed as a psalm? Use the psalm of the day as inspiration to write a line of your new psalm. Use this as your prayer today.

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