ROOTED - Saturday, October 16, 2021


Today we offer to you a Psalm.

 

Psalm 37:1-7, 23-26

1 Do not fret because of those who are evil or be envious of those who do wrong; 

2 for like the grass they will soon wither, like green plants they will soon die away. 

3 Trust in the LORD and do good; dwell in the land and enjoy safe pasture. 

4 Take delight in the LORD, and he will give you the desires of your heart. 

5 Commit your way to the LORD; trust in him and he will do this: 

6 He will make your righteous reward shine like the dawn, your vindication like the noonday sun. 

7 Be still before the LORD and wait patiently for him; do not fret when people succeed in their ways, when they carry out their wicked schemes. 

23 The LORD makes firm the steps of the one who delights in him; 

24 though he may stumble, he will not fall, for the LORD upholds him with his hand. 

25 I was young and now I am old, yet I have never seen the righteous forsaken or their children begging bread. 

26 They are always generous and lend freely; their children will be a blessing. 

 

Reflections

Pray the Psalm several times.  What do you notice?

 

What is the connection between the faithful path of the righteous and their commitment to bless others?

 

How do you see this connection in your own life?

 

Prayer

The salvation of the righteous comes from you, Lord; you are our stronghold in time of trouble.  You, Lord, help us and deliver us, saving us from the wicked, since we have taken refuge in you.  Thank you, Lord, for your salvation through Jesus Christ.  Amen.