In today’s Catholic Bible Study I found a couple of items to list. Sometimes, I find it helpful to pull a list out of the verses I’m reading; it breaks the text down to its simplest, bare-bones, no fluff words, form.
Not to imply the Scriptures contain fluff words! But when I’m trying to understand a passage, I can get caught up in too many words or details. If I can simplify the passage to a few bullet points or a list, it helps me separate the main points.
Ah, I love today’s Catholic Bible Study because it highlights the importance of what we say and believe!
Catholic Bible Study
January 10, 2021
Genesis 23:1-24:51, Matthew 8:1-17, Psalm 9:13-20, Proverbs 3:1-6, Sirach 3:26-31
But suppose I can’t…
Hmm, I think or say this sometimes huh Lord?
And You respond!
He knelt before him, worshipping, “Lord,” the man said, “if you want to, you can make me well again.”
3. asked (prayed)
Just say the word from where you are and my servant will be healed!
Words are powerful! THE WORD is powerful!!
What you have believed has happened!
What do I believe? I need to be intentional about what I believe if the power of belief can make things happen!
Then she got up and prepared a meal for him.
She served him. She nourished him.
Save me so I can praise you publically at Jerusalem’s gates, so I can rejoice that you have rescued me.
…SO I CAN praise you PUBLICALLY!
Store my commands in your heart, for they will give you a long and satisfying life.
I have to read them, hear them, know them to store them. Prayer, Lord I pray for a long and satisfying life.
Then you will find favor with both God and people and you will gain a good reputation.
I don’t want favor with man without favor with God first! My good reputation comes from my favor with God.
Trust in the Lord with all your heart; do not depend on our own understanding. Seek his will in all you do, and he will direct your paths.
1. trust God
2. don’t depend on myself
3. seek God’s will
4. follow His direction