For the month of January, we are practicing what it means to be a Spirit-empowered community in our approach to scripture. Each week, we are discerning a text together through the spiritual practice of Lectio Divina to discover more about Jesus and his way. (Learn more about this spiritual practice here.)
Please read through this week's passage of Scripture using the following questions to guide you:
1) What images/words stand out as you hear the Psalm?
2) What do you think the Psalm means?
3) Where do you see Jesus and His Kingdom revealed in this Psalm?
4) What is the Psalm inviting us to do or put into practice as individuals and/or as a community?
After prayerfully engaging with the text, either as a group or individual, please share your insights, questions, visions, or convictions with us! We want to know what you are hearing so that we can get a fuller picture of what Jesus is saying to our community.
Psalm 130 NIV
Out of the depths I cry to you, Lord;
Lord, hear my voice.
Let your ears be attentive
to my cry for mercy.
If you, Lord, kept a record of sins,
Lord, who could stand?
But with you there is forgiveness,
so that we can, with reverence, serve you.
I wait for the Lord, my whole being waits,
and in his word I put my hope.
I wait for the Lord
more than watchmen wait for the morning,
more than watchmen wait for the morning.
Israel, put your hope in the Lord,
for with the Lord is unfailing love
and with him is full redemption.
He himself will redeem Israel
from all their sins.
Share with us how this Psalm is speaking to you!
Written Reflection - Reflect on and answer one or all of the four questions above.
Questions - What questions arise for you about the text or what it means?
Creative Expression - Respond to what the Psalm is speaking to you in song, poetry, sculpture, painting, photography or any other creative expression.
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