Lenten Lesson – Week 2

LENT SIGN - NEGATIVE greenThis week’s Lenten lesson comes from sections of Psalm 51 and Psalm 91.  Once again, I’m refraining from commenting on the passages. I’ll let God’s Word speak for itself. I hope you find these words comforting and inspiring during this season.

Psalm 51

“Have mercy upon me, O God,
According to Your lovingkindness;
According to the multitude of Your tender mercies,
Blot out my transgressions.
Wash me thoroughly from my iniquity,
And cleanse me from my sin.
. . .
Behold, You desire truth in the inward parts,
And in the hidden part You will make me to know wisdom.
Purge me with Hyssop, and I shall be clean;
Wash me, and I shall be whiter than snow.
. . .
Create in me a clean heart, O God,
And renew a steadfast spirit within me.
Do not cast me away from your presence,
And do not take Your Holy Spirit from me.
Restore to me the joy of Your salvation,
And uphold me by Your generous Spirit.
Then I will teach transgressors Your ways,
And sinners shall be converted to You.
. . .
O Lord, open my lips,
And my mouth shall show forth Your praise.
For You do not desire sacrifice, or else I would give it:
You do not delight in burnt offering.
The sacrifices of God are a broken spirit;
A broken and a contrite heart –
These, O God, You will not despise.”

Psalm 91

He who dwells in the secret place of the Most High
Shall abide under the shadow of the Almighty.
. . .
He shall call upon Me, and I will answer him;
I will be with him in trouble;
I will deliver him and honor him;
With long life I will satisfy him
And show him My salvation.”

 

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