Friday, February 14 — Psalm 24
Genesis 43; Matthew 15:10–20
Why have you despised the word of the Lord, to do what is evil in his sight? 2 Samuel 12:9
Let us also lay aside every weight and the sin that clings so closely, and let us run with perseverance the race that is set before us, looking to Jesus the pioneer and perfecter of our faith. Hebrews 12:1-2
Loving God, may we always remember to turn to you when we are weak, fearful, or self-righteous. Remind us of your presence, even when we are clinging to sin, that our strength comes from you. May we put you first and follow the guidance and direction you provide. In Jesus’ name, we pray. Amen.