GPS: March 2, 2015

By March 2, 2015Devotional

Today’s Scripture:

Psalm 22:23-31

You who fear the Lord, praise him!
    All you offspring of Jacob, glorify him;
    stand in awe of him, all you offspring of Israel!
For he did not despise or abhor
    the affliction of the afflicted;
he did not hide his face from me,
    but heard when I cried to him.

From you comes my praise in the great congregation;
    my vows I will pay before those who fear him.
The poor shall eat and be satisfied;
    those who seek him shall praise the Lord.
    May your hearts live forever!

All the ends of the earth shall remember
    and turn to the Lord;
and all the families of the nations
    shall worship before him.
For dominion belongs to the Lord,
    and he rules over the nations.

 To him, indeed, shall all who sleep in the earth bow down;
    before him shall bow all who go down to the dust,
    and I shall live for him.
Posterity will serve him;
    future generations will be told about the Lord,
and proclaim his deliverance to a people yet unborn,
    saying that he has done it.

Food For Thought:

The phrase the fear of the Lord  appears all over the Biblical narrative. Having a healthy dose of fear for someone isn’t a bad thing. In other words, it really means having respect for another. How do you show respect to God? What do you think that it means to respect others, the created order, and to respect God?


God of the covenant,
 in the glory of the cross
 your Son embraced the power of death 
and broke its hold over your people. 
In this time of repentance,
 draw all people to yourself, 
that we who confess Jesus as Lord 
may put aside the deeds of death 
and accept the life of your kingdom. In your precious name we pray, Amen.


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