March 2018 Devotional
Psalms 33:1-5 Sing joyfully to the Lord, you righteous, it is fitting for the upright to praise him. Praise the Lord with the harp; make music to him on the ten-stringed lyre. Sing to him a new song; play skillfully, and shout for joy. For the word of the Lord is right and true; he is faithful in all he does. The Lord loves righteousness and justice; the earth is full of his unfailing love.
During the Lenten season the people of God again “Shout for joy in the Lord.” The Lord loves riotousness. But our thoughts, actions, and attitudes are too often very unrighteous. When we come to Him in prayer, we acknowledge this. We ask for forgiveness. We ask that He continue His transforming work in our hearts. We already know the answer we will receive – “forgiven!” That answer quells our fears and makes it possible for us to come before over righteous, majestic King “shouting for joy” in the first place. May the Lord bring special blessings to one and all now and always.