This Lent I have been reading and reflecting on Scott Hahn’s book, Lenten Reflections from A Father Who Keeps His Promises. This past week I read “Week 5: From Kingdom to Exile”, which begins with the establishment of the Davidic Dynasty and takes us through to Babylonian exile.
Sunday: Humble Means. God chooses a young shepherd boy as hero to His people. Who has been a hero in my life? And how can I be a hero to others?
Monday: Son of Promise. God spoke to David directly at first, and then through prophets. Who does God send to communicate with me? How receptive am I to the message?
Tuesday: A Servant’s Heart. King David demonstrates that true gratitude begins with humility. How can I be more humble, and thus more grateful?
Wednesday: A Rich Treasury. The Book of Psalms reflects true intimacy between King David and the Father. How have I studied the Psalms to learn to imitate this relationship?
Thursday: God’s Broken Heart. David, a Man After God’s Own Heart, commits adultery and murder. And yet his repentance is pure and sincere, an acceptable sacrifice to God. Am I truly sorry for my sins?
Friday: A Wise Man’s Fall From Grace. Despite all his wisdom, Solomon fell into idolatry. How have I fallen because I lean on my wisdom, strength and courage rather than seeking God’s?
Saturday: A Profound Conversion. After Solomon, Israel suffers centuries of anguish but it prepares them for Christ. How am I preparing myself these 40 days of Lent for the celebration of Easter?