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Category: Bible In a Year

  • Day 159 – Bearing Fruit

    Day 159 – Bearing Fruit

    Thoughts and Reflection In today’s reading, we learn about the days leading up to Jesus’ betrayal. Jesus arrived in Jerusalem where he will face the final days of his life. Jesus knows he will have to fulfill the scriptures and endure his passion, death, and resurrection. Jesus curses the fig tree and lets the people […]

  • Day 158 – The Reality of Sin

    Day 158 – The Reality of Sin

    Thoughts and Reflection Today in the readings we learn about the Transfiguration. Moses and Elijah represent the Old Covenant. Jesus shows us that he is not just another leader or prophet and all of humanity will judge him. The apostles argue about which of them is the greatest. Jesus teaches them that anyone who wants […]

  • Day 157 – Following Jesus

    Day 157 – Following Jesus

    Thoughts and Reflection Today we read Jesus rebukes the Pharisees for rejecting the commandments of God in favor of their traditions. For example, God commands them to honor their father and mother by taking care of them in their old age. Some Pharisees allowed people to make a donation to the Temple in their Parents’ […]

  • Day 156 – Jesus Casts Out Demons

    Day 156 – Jesus Casts Out Demons

    Thoughts and Reflection In today’s readings we learn that Jesus sends the deamons into a heard of two thousand pigs. For Jesus, one person is worth more that two thousand pigs — even though pigs are valuable during that time. The world is under the dominion of sin (satan). God shines a beam of light […]

  • Day 155 – Jesus is Lord

    Day 155 – Jesus is Lord

    Thoughts and Reflection In today’s reading we learn that the synagogue elders are watching Jesus to see if he will heal on the Sabbath. Jesus asks them if it is lawful to do good on the Sabbath. They remain silent and Jesus looks at them with anger. This is a good reminder that we always […]

  • Day 154 – The Baptism of Jesus

    Day 154 – The Baptism of Jesus

    Thoughts and Reflection Today in the reading we start the Gospel of Mark. Most scholars believe that the Gospel of Mark is the account of Apostle Peter’s experiences. We are all called to pick up our crosses and follow him daily like he asked his disciples to follow him. Jesus was baptized by John, but […]

  • Royal Kingdom Recap

    Royal Kingdom Recap

    153 days in the Bible in a Year Journey we wrapped up the Royal Kingdom. This is a wondrous time in Israel’s history. The twelve tribes are united as a nation and a permanent temple is built in Jerusalem for them to worship the Lord. Their lack of trust in God leads them to ask […]

  • Day 153 – The Decline of Solomon

    Day 153 – The Decline of Solomon

    Thoughts and Reflection In today’s reading, we learn that our decisions have consequences for both ourselves and others. David was an absent father who did not pass his relationship with the Lord to Solomon. Solomon failed to be faithful to God. Solomon’s faith unravels because he gave his heart to something other than the Lord […]

  • Day 152 – Being Forgotten

    Day 152 – Being Forgotten

    Thoughts and Reflections In today’s reading, we have a review of Solomon’s life. In Ecclesiastes, it may give us a negative view of life, but it is an honest assessment. If this life is all this is, then all of what we live for is vanity. All is meaningless because nothing else endures. We will […]

  • Day 151 – Wisdom and Folly

    Day 151 – Wisdom and Folly

    Thoughts and Reflection Today in our readings we learn Solomon comes to the end of his life in foolishness. The builder finishes his life in ruins. The Lord told Solomon that he will establish his throne forever as long as he does not turn away from him and serve other gods. Solomon does not take […]