First Lent

Scripture: Psalm 32; Matthew 4:1-11

Key verse: “Blessed are they whose transgressions are forgiven, and sin is covered. Blessed are they to whom the Lord imputes no guilt, and in whose spirit there is no guile.” Psalm 32:1-2.

Questions to ponder:

  • Can you recall a time when you received forgiveness in a way that strengthened the relationship with the other?
  • What are your thoughts on ‘forgiving wrongdoers but not forgetting iniquity’? How do you find peace in your thought process?
  • The current culture pushes us to punish, shame, and demonize wrongdoers. How can we avoid imputing guilt to wrongdoers or shaming others in a self-righteous way?

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