Lenten Meditations from the Assistant Pastor

Lenten Meditations from the Assistant Pastor

During this Lenten Season, Rev. Glenn Pettiford will share meditations about the occasion with the congregation. The collection of those meditations will be shared here.

Friday, April 1

Psalm 1:5

“Therefore, the wicked will not stand in the judgment, nor sinners in the congregation of the righteous;”

There is a difference between the fate of the righteous and the fate of the wicked. Follow the advice of the wicked, take the path of sinners, sit where scoffers sit and you shall not become righteous.

To be right, do right. The person who follows bad advice all the time may never experience what right is. The danger in being down too long is you might not know what’s up.

Surely, who one follows is crucial. As we follow our leaders, our lives reflect what we follow. To see what we shall be, notice what we follow.

Good choices or evil choices, we become what we follow, as we get to where we are going.

Friday, March 25

Psalm 1:4

In Verse 4 of Psalm 1, the focus shifts from the blessed person to the wicked person. The blessed or happy person is established, but the wicked are like straw that blows in the wind.

The blessed find joy, the wicked are not so.

The blessed put the word of God on and in their minds that they may be joyful, the wicked are not so.

The blessed reject evil direction, the wicked accept bad guidance.

Many translations call the blessed person happy, but not the wicked.

Scripture says the blessed person prospers, but not the wicked.

Oh, how good it is to not be like straw blowing in the wind.

Friday, March 11

Psalm 1:2

Verse 1 tells what the blessed or happy person does not do. Verse 2 tells what the blessed or happy person does. The happy person takes delight and meditates in the law of the Lord. Meditating in the law of the Lord gives one blessedness.

Meditations really can be quite simple. It can be just as simple as “what you choose to think about.” Every thought we have is not a thought we choose to have. Yet, when we choose “what we think about” (meditate) we find ourselves close to Verse 2.

Will you choose “what you will think about”?

Why not choose that which makes you blessed?