Malachi 3:10 – January 21, 2019

Bring the whole tithe into the storehouse, That there may be food in my house. Put me to the test, says the LORD of hosts, And see if I do not open the floodgates of heaven for you, and pour down upon you blessing without measure! Malachi 3:10 NABRE      Malachi is the last of the writing prophets, his name means “My Messenger.” The message of the prophet is to expose the sins of the people…

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1 Corinthians 16:13-14 – December 6, 2018

Be on your guard, stand firm in the faith, be courageous, be strong. Your every act should be done with love. 1 Corinthians 16:13-14 NABRE      Paul is closing his letter to the community at Corinth. He says be on your guard, he means be watchful, be awake, be ready, you never know when temptation will try to trick you. This is like Jesus words to his disciples in the garden of Gethsemane. They sleep as…

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Psalms 3:3 – November 18, 2018

How many say of me, “There is no salvation for him in God. Psalms 3:3 NABRE      King David is the attributed author of Psalm three. It is a psalm that is part of the morning prayer of the people. The psalm is a request to the Lord for help as the psalmist is being harassed by his enemies. First the psalmist describes the situation and declares his trust in God, he goes on to say…

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Hebrews 11:1 – November 10, 2018

Faith is the realization of what is hoped for and evidence of things not seen. Hebrews 11:1 NABRE      The Letter to the Hebrews is considered more a homily to be spoken than a letter written and read to the community, its style is more for preaching. Chapter eleven begins a new section of the letter which addresses faith and endurance. It begins as we read in the quoted verse defining faith. Faith is the realization…

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Psalms 42:11 – November 1, 2018

It shatters my bones, when my adversaries reproach me, when they say to me every day: “Where is your God?” Psalms 42:11‬ NABRE‬‬      Psalm 42 seems to come from a priest longing to be back in the temple with God. It opens with a line of vitality, “As the deer longs for the streams of water, so my soul longs for you, O God.” God is needed as much as water for life. The psalm…

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