Tuesday of Lent 1 – March 12, 2019 – Psalm 25:14
The friendship of the Lord is for those who fear him, and he makes known to them his covenant.
In this psalm, David prays for God’s mercy when he is under attack by his enemies. He asks the Lord to remember His mercy and steadfast love, and not to look upon David’s sins. We do the same thing when we pray the Lord’s prayer. We ask God to deliver us from evil, and in praying ‘Forgive us our trespasses,’ we pray that ‘our Father in heaven would not look upon our sins, nor on their account deny our prayer.’ (Small Catechism)
The key verse, verse 6— Remember, O Lord, Your great mercy and love, for they are from of old. The Lenten season is a time spent in reflection. We remember the Savior’s prophecies and we see how He fulfilled them. We remember His promises to restore and forgive us and we see how He worked everything out according to the Father’s plan.
It’s faith in the Gospel that allows you to discover in joy, delight and surprise what God is in store for you. As you share His good news to those He has put into your life remember you serve the Lord through your service to others. There are ways you can and do love others. It’s what you do best. For those you love most.
As we prepare during this Lenten season, spend some time thinking of the many gifts and blessings the Savior has given you. How ought you to respond with thankful and grateful hearts? How can thanksgiving be translated into thanks living?
Grant to your people, Lord, grace to withstand the temptations of the world, the flesh and the devil, and with pure hearts and minds to follow you, the only True God; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, forever and ever. Amen.