Psalms 37:4 – November 28, 2018

Find your delight in the LORD who will give you your heart’s desire. Psalms 37:4 NABRE      Psalm 37 deals with a seeming contradiction of the wicked doing well, prospering even and yet the upright are asked to trust in the LORD. The psalm begins with advice to disciples, exhorting them to be patient and trust in God, even when evildoers prosper and are successful. Then comes a description of how the wicked and the just…

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Psalms 100:5 – November 26, 2018

good indeed is the LORD, His mercy endures forever, his faithfulness lasts through every generation. Psalms 100:5 NABRE      Psalm 100 is a five verse invitation to praise and serve God. It begins making a joyful noise for the LORD and then calling for service in the LORD with gladness as we enter His presence. We are invited to know the LORD. This psalm is a simple profession of faith. The quoted verse is a triple…

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3 John 1:2 – November 11, 2018

Beloved, I hope you are prospering in every respect and are in good health, just as your soul is prospering. 3 John 1:2 NABRE      This Third Letter of John is the shortest writing in the cannon called the New Testament. It is not a letter concerned with truths of the faith or calling for love. This letter concerns relationships, and in particular the relationships between leaders in the early Church. John is writing about a…

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Romans 12:21 – October 30, 2018

Do not be conquered by evil but conquer evil with good. Romans 12:21 NABRE       Paul is writing to the followers of Jesus in Rome ahead of a visit he is planning. The letter is about sin and salvation, the work of the triune God to raise the family of Adam from the bondage of sin. The letter speaks of God’s grace and love redeeming a world undeserving of His mercy. Chapter twelve has Paul sharing…

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Luke 6:27-28 – October 26, 2018

But to you who hear I say, love your enemies, do good to those who hate you, bless those who curse you, pray for those who mistreat you. Luke 6:27-28 NABRE      The gospel writer Luke is sharing what has been referred to as the Sermon on the Mount. It is a long teaching by Jesus to a crowd that starts off by telling them what will make them “blessed” which means fortunate or happy. The…

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