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Daily Bible: Be Blameless

Daily Bible: Be Blameless

Read Today’s Readings Today’s first reading is from Saint Paul’s letter to Titus 1:1-9. Saint Paul has ordained Titus as a bishop, and has instructed Titus to in turn raise up bishops in each city where he starts a local church. In the time of the apostles, the term for bishop and priest…

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Daily Bible: Give Everything You Have

Daily Bible: Give Everything You Have

Read Today’s Readings In today’s reading from 1Kings 17:10-16 we hear the story of Elijah and the widow. Elijah asks the widow for some bread and water, and the widow tells him that she had only a little flour and oil left and was just about to prepare the last meal for her…

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Daily Bible: God is Faithful

Daily Bible: God is Faithful

Send to Kindle Read Today’s Readings What would your life be like if you could imitate Saint Paul as he describes himself in Philippians 4:10-19, content in all circumstances because of faith in Jesus? The eternal perspective given to us by faith should be an anchor for us in any life circumstance. Note how Saint…

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Daily Bible: You Are the Temple

Daily Bible: You Are the Temple

Send to Kindle Read Today’s Readings In today’s first reading from Ezekiel 47:1-12, the prophet shares his vision of a river flowing from the temple, giving life wherever it flowed. The river represented the Covenant, the love of God flowing into the world. For the Jewish people from the time of Solomon until its destruction…

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Daily Bible: Sing His Praise!

Daily Bible: Sing His Praise!

Read Today’s Readings Saint Paul valued his relationship with Jesus above all things. In Philippians 3:3-8 he  explains how secure he was in the Covenant as a faithful Jew. But even though the Old Covenant made him “confident in the flesh,” Saint Paul counted it all as loss compared to what he gained…

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Daily Bible: Carry Your Cross

Daily Bible: Carry Your Cross

Send to Kindle Read Today’s Readings If anyone is looking for Scriptural evidence for the Catholic understanding of grace and works, today’s first reading from Philippians 2:12-18 is one great place to look. Saint Paul exhorts us to work out our salvation with fear and trembling, but he also says, “For God is the one…

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Daily Bible: He Humbled Himself

Daily Bible: He Humbled Himself

Read Today’s Readings Today’s first reading is one of my favorite Scripture verses, Philippians 2:5-11. Yesterday we heard Saint Paul encourage the Christians in Philippi to live for others rather than living in pride. In today’s reading he offers Jesus as the perfect example of humility. Notice how Saint Paul describes Jesus’ humility…

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Daily Bible: I Busy Myself Not With Great Things

Daily Bible: I Busy Myself Not With Great Things

Read Today’s Readings In the first reading (Philippians 2:1-4), Saint Paul writes to the Philippians about proper Christian behavior. He juxtaposes a sense of Christian community (family) with the isolating effects of vainglory and selfishness. In the verses that follow Saint Paul urges Christians to follow the example of Jesus, who showed ultimate…

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Daily Bible: The Laws of Love

Daily Bible: The Laws of Love

Read Today’s Readings In today’s first reading, Deuteronomy 2:2-6, we hear Moses exhorting the Hebrew people to not only obey the Law of God but to love it. He also sums up the purpose of the Law with words that become the central prayer of the Jewish faith, called the Shema (which means…

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