This month we’re finishing out the 5-month Psalms reading, and as I begin my good-bye to this book for a few months, I’m taking just a moment for a personal look back – way back to my later teen years when I first really encountered both Psalms and Proverbs. I remember that David challenged me, in Psalm 1, with who I shouldn’t be listening to in my life, and what I should be focusing my attention on, (we’re talking serious meditation here) if I want a prosperous life. Then Solomon challenged me to pay attention to him and what he has to say, in his rather intensive and extensive tome of wisdom, if I desire a prosperous and wise life.  He details both whom I should stay away from and whom I should pay close attention to – a serious expansion of what his dad says in Psalm 1 – and some rather explicit notes on where I’ll end up if I don’t pay close attention to him – all of it a greatly expanded commentary of Psalm 1.
 
And what I did, those long years ago, was make the decision that I wanted to be like the tree planted by streams of water, (Psalm 1) yielding good fruit in proper season, and whose leaf doesn’t wither, and see to it that whatever I do prospers! In conjunction with that, I determined that I wanted to be the wise son Solomon talked about in his book of Proverbs, so I went on to focus my meditation and reading time on these two books, in a methodical pattern.  And I have no idea how many times I’ve read these books through, but this month we’re finishing our 5-month leisurely saunter through the book of the Psalms.
 
Thanks for joining me again to finish up in the book of Psalms, and while we will get back into Proverbs sometime this year, next month we’ll launch into some of my favorite New Testament writings from our Apostle Paul. Until next month, blessings, and . . .
Shalom,
DP
 

Devotional Reading Calendar – March 2024

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Ps. 23
 
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Ps. 122
 
2
Ps. 123
 
3
Ps. 124
 
4
Ps. 125
 
5
Ps. 126
 
6
Ps. 127
 
7
Ps. 128
 
8
Ps. 129
 
9
Ps. 130
 
10
Ps. 131
 
11
Ps. 132
 
12
Ps. 133
 
13
Ps. 134
 
14
Ps. 135
 
15
Ps. 136
 
16
Ps. 137
 
17
Ps. 138
 
18
Ps. 139
 
19
Ps. 140
 
20
Ps. 141
 
21
Ps. 142
 
22
Ps. 143
 
23
Ps. 144
 
24
Ps. 145
 
25
Ps. 146
 
26
Ps. 147
 
27
Ps. 148
 
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Ps. 149
 
29
Ps. 150
 
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Ps. 1