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Shaped by God - Tuesday, April 4 - Lenten Devotional 2017

Shaped by God
Tuesday, April 4
Lectionary

Psalm 146 (NRSV)
Praise for God's Help
1 Praise the LORD!
Praise the LORD, O my soul!

2 I will praise the LORD as long as I live; I will sing praises to my God all my life long.

3 Do not put your trust in princes, in mortals, in whom there is no help. 4 When their breath departs, they return to the earth; on that very day their plans perish.

5 Happy are those whose help is the God of Jacob, whose hope is in the LORD their God, 6 who made heaven and earth, the sea, and all that is in them; who keeps faith forever; 7 who executes justice for the oppressed; who gives food to the hungry.

The LORD sets the prisoners free; 8 the LORD opens the eyes of the blind. The LORD lifts up those who are bowed down; the LORD loves the righteous. 9 The LORD watches over the strangers; he upholds the orphan and the widow, but the way of the wicked he brings to ruin.

10 The LORD will reign forever, your God, O Zion, for all generations. Praise the LORD!

REFLECTION:

  • What does the Psalmist say are the reasons we should not put our trust in humans?
  • What does God do in verses 6-10?
  • How has God done one or more of these things in your life lately?

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