Righteousness from God – open my ears

This is the sixth week of a series we are calling, “righteousness from God.” By righteous we mean we are in right relationship with God. It is a human quality but it takes on a divine presence when we allow God to make us righteous. We commonly think of it as being moral, being right in all that constitutes a moral persona. To be righteous we are right, we have right conduct which is pleasing…

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Colossians 3:15 – April 11, 2019

And let the peace of Christ control your hearts, the peace into which you were also called in one body. And be thankful. Colossians 3:15 NABRE      In the section of the Letter to the Colossians with the quoted verse Paul is speaking about becoming new creations in Christ. We become the image of God before the fall (the moment our first parents disobeyed and stepped away from God) through Baptism. We strip off our old…

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Psalms 119:93 – April 10, 2019

I will never forget your precepts; through them you give me life. Psalms 119:93 NABRE      We have a long prayer on the word of God in Psalm 119. The quoted verse is in a section that begins by ensuring us that God’s word is settled. Throughout history it has applied and it is not changing. Also God is faithful, He created the earth, it is here for us. Just as God will be here for…

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Psalms 4:9 – March 24, 2019

In peace I will lie down and fall asleep, for you alone, Lord, make me secure. Psalms 4:9 NABRE      Psalm 4 is a nice psalm to have available to say before bed. It is a prayer that acknowledges God’s protection with confidence. It opens with a confident appeal from the psalmist to God, followed by verses that tell others to trust in the Lord and ends with the quoted verse; laying down to sleep, not…

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John 16:33 – March 21, 2019

I have told you this so that you might have peace in me. In the world you will have trouble, but take courage, I have conquered the world. John 16:33 NABRE      In the section of the Gospel of John containing Chapter 16 Jesus is giving His disciples a farewell discourse. He is informing them about His future and what will come of them as well. He has informed them that when He goes they will…

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