Psalm 45:1-2, 6-9
My heart overflows with a goodly theme; I address my verses to the king; my tongue is like the pen of a ready scribe.
You are the most handsome of men; grace is poured upon your lips; therefore God has blessed you forever.
Your throne, O God, endures forever and ever. Your royal scepter is a scepter of equity;
you love righteousness and hate wickedness. Therefore God, your God, has anointed you with the oil of gladness beyond your companions;
your robes are all fragrant with myrrh and aloes and cassia. From ivory palaces stringed instruments make you glad;
daughters of kings are among your ladies of honor; at your right hand stands the queen in gold of Ophir.
Food For Thought:
In this Psalm, the writer reminds us that God loves righteousness and hates wickedness. Think about what it means to be righteous. How are you seeking to be righteous in your life? Think about wickedness. In what ways are you trying to walk in the way of righteousness rather than wickedness? What are some of the things that distract you from being the person that God has called you to be?
although we once were strangers,
you receive us as friends
and draw us home to you.
Set your living bread before us
that, feasting around your table,
we may be strengthened to continue the work
to which your Son commissioned us. Amen.
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