Today’s readings are Psalms 96 through 102 and Proverb 22.
Psalm 96: Verses 7 through 9, “Ascribe to the Lord the glory due his name.” Are we lacking in that nowadays?
Psalm 97: Verse 10, What do we think about a passage that says God “hates” something?
Psalm 98: Verse 9 “He will judge the world with righteousness, and the peoples with equity.” Can this confuse someone who is going through significant struggle in this life?
Psalm 99: Verse 6, “The cried to the Lord, and he answered them.” Will God answer us or is this reserved only to the High Priests and Prophets?
Psalm 100: Verse 2 “Worship the Lord with gladness; some into his presence with singing.” Think about this in relation to how we worship every Sunday.
Psalm 101: Verse 6, “I will look with favor on the faithful in the land.” What about those faithful folk who seen out of favor?
Psalm 102: Read this one twice and comment as to how it speaks to you.
Proverb 22: Verse 6: “Train children in the right way…” What would we say to someone who has multiple children in various stages of faithfulness? They were raised the same, why did they not turn out the same? What might that say about this passage?