I love that I decided to use a different color highlighter each year for my daily Catholic Bible Study in my One Year Bible. According to my highlighting, for my January 5th reading I used red in 2018, orange in 2020, and green in 2021.
Here’s one of the cool things, I can see where, although I’ve read January 5th’s reading 2017, 2018, 2020, and 2021, each year there have been different things that have stood out to me, and sometimes the same passages but with a different meaning.
Catholic Bible Study
January 5, 2021
Genesis 11:1-13:4, Matthew 5:1-26, Psalm 5:1-12, Proverbs 1:24-28. Sirach 2:1-9
If they can accomplish this when they have just begun to take advantage of their common language and political unity, just think of what they will do later.
Um…1.6.2021 was the opposite. And think of what we’ve done with a common language and no political unity.
…it was there that the Lord confused the people by giving them many languages, thus scattering them across the earth.
This story always confuses me. I just don’t understand why. Why allowing them a common language and political unity in the first place knowing how they could use it. Why scatter them? What was the threat? Or the consequence?
The the Lord said to Abram, “Leave your country, your relatives, and your father’s house and go to the land that I will show you.
What and who am I willing to leave for the Lord?
The Lord told Abram to move first, step out literally, and THEN the Lord would show Abram.
So Abram departed as the Lord had instructed him.
Would this be said or written about me? Or would it read something like, “And then Jenny asked a whole bunch of questions, complained a little, doubted and worried. Only after all this, (hopefully) she did as the Lord commanded.”
And Abram built an altar there to commemorate the Lord’s visit.
Do I keep record or remembrance of my “visits” with the Lord?
This was the place where Abram had built the altar and there he again worshipped the Lord.
Do I have a “place”? A place worth mentioning?
This is what he taught them…
Being poor in spirit means recognizing our need for God.
God blesses those who are gentle and lowly, for the whole earth will belong to them.
#lifegoals (Yes, I actually write things like that in my Bible!)
Don’t hide your light under a basket! Instead, put it on a stand and let it shine for all. In the same way, let your good deeds shine out for all to see, so that everyone will praise your heavenly Father.
SO THAT people will praise GOD! Don’t have a false sense of humility and deny God praise!
But I warn you–unless you obey God better than the teachers of religious law and the Pharisees do, you can’t enter the kingdom of heaven at all!
…if you say you are angry with someone, you are subject to judgment!
…for I will never pray to anyone but you. Listen to my voice in the morning Lord. Each morning I bring my requests to you and wait expectantly.
Morning time with God is important!
I wait expectantly, not cautiously or idly.
You will destroy those who tell lies. The Lord detests murderers and deceivers.
Lying is not harmless!
Tell me clearly what to do, and show me which way to turn.
This is a beautiful prayer!
My child, when you come to serve the Lord, expect to encounter troubles. Firmly resolve to go in the right direction, and don’t flinch in the face of adversity.
2018 my one word was “steady” equal to “firmly”