Psalms 119:105 – April 22, 2019

Your word is a lamp for my feet, a light for my path. Psalms 119:105 NABRE      Life is a journey, hopefully a journey home to the one who created and loves us. We need a lamp to light the journey. We read in the quoted verse that God’s word is a lamp for our feet, in other words God’s word is a light that helps us follow the right path. Imagine a world in which…

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1 Peter 2:24 – April 21, 2019

He himself bore our sins in his body upon the cross, so that, free from sin, we might live for righteousness. By his wounds you have been healed. 1 Peter 2:24 NABRE      Peter wrote this letter to five communities in the Roman province of Asia Minor. Peter speaks about suffering quite often in this letter so it is likely these communities are going through trials and sufferings. In the part of the letter with the…

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Proverbs 15:1 – April 20, 2019

A mild answer turns back wrath, but a harsh word stirs up anger. Proverbs 15:1 NABRE      A gentle approach is wise; follower of God or not. Solomon is not advising that we compromise truth and say what is wrong is really right. Rather, he is counselling us to have a gentle spirit and a conciliatory attitude when we disagree with others. This approach can make whatever issue less heated and help us to settle the…

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James 1:21 – April 19, 2019

Therefore, put away all filth and evil excess and humbly welcome the word that has been planted in you and is able to save your souls. James 1:21 NABRE      James writing to the Jews who have accepted Jesus is encouraging them (and us) to change how they live. He writes that temptation comes from our own enticements and when it is avoided we will receive the crown of life. James tells them temptation and evil…

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1 Timothy 1:15 – April 18, 2019

This saying is trustworthy and deserves full acceptance: Christ Jesus came into the world to save sinners. Of these I am the foremost. 1 Timothy 1:15 NABRE      In this opening of this First Letter of Timothy Paul writes about the change in his life that has occurred because of the gospels. He calls himself a blasphemer, persecutor and an arrogant man and was treated mercifully because he did all these things out of ignorance. Paul…

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