C.S. Lewis observed in his Reflections on the Psalms that a Christian can’t always be defending the truth, sometimes he needs to feed on it. This is very appropriate for the people of God on the Lord’s Day. This is day to receive the blessings of God in word and sacrament. This is a day to feed on the One who gave himself for us. This is a day to be renewed and encouraged to assume our roles in this world.
The Psalms and the entirety of Scriptures presuppose this nurturing role for the people of God. We cannot defend something unless we have been transformed by it. The Psalter, in particular, calls us to see if there is any wicked way and to be led to an everlasting way.
On this Sunday of Lent, we allow ourselves once more by the grace of the Spirit, to receive and to respond to this pure Word spoken by our Creator and Redeemer.
Prayer: O, Lord, cause us to love your law that we may consider our lives and be changed, through Jesus Christ our Lord, Amen.