Lent - Day 36: Pursue Peace

Photo credit: Tc Morgan
Where do you find peace?
Pursue it.
Where can you create peace?
Pursue it.

Psalm 34
[1]   I will bless the LORD at all times;
          his praise shall continually be in my mouth.
[2]   My soul makes its boast in the LORD;
          let the humble hear and be glad.
[3]   O magnify the LORD with me,
          and let us exalt his name together.
[4]   I sought the LORD, and he answered me,
          and delivered me from all my fears.
[5]   Look to him, and be radiant;
          so your faces shall never be ashamed.
[6]   This poor soul cried, and was heard by the LORD,
          and was saved from every trouble.
[7]   The angel of the LORD encamps
          around those who fear him, and delivers them.
[8]   O taste and see that the LORD is good;
          happy are those who take refuge in him.
[9]   O fear the LORD, you his holy ones,
          for those who fear him have no want.
[10]  The young lions suffer want and hunger,
          but those who seek the LORD lack no good thing.

[11]  Come, O children, listen to me;
          I will teach you the fear of the LORD.
[12]  Which of you desires life,
          and covets many days to enjoy good?
[13]  Keep your tongue from evil,
          and your lips from speaking deceit.
[14]  Depart from evil, and do good;
          seek peace, and pursue it.

[15]  The eyes of the LORD are on the righteous,
          and his ears are open to their cry.
[16]  The face of the LORD is against evildoers,
          to cut off the remembrance of them from the earth.
[17]  When the righteous cry for help, the LORD hears,
          and rescues them from all their troubles.
[18]  The LORD is near to the brokenhearted,
          and saves the crushed in spirit.

[19]  Many are the afflictions of the righteous,
          but the LORD rescues them from them all.
[20]  He keeps all their bones;
          not one of them will be broken.
[21]  Evil brings death to the wicked,
          and those who hate the righteous will be condemned.   
[22]  The LORD redeems the life of his servants;   

          none of those who take refuge in him will be condemned.

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