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Tag: proverbs

  • Day 365 – The Beginning and the End

    Day 365 – The Beginning and the End

    Thoughts and Reflection Today we conclude the journey by reading the whole bible in a year. The book of Revelation, it ends with a new heaven and new earth. God restores everything. We all experience pain and loss, but God is always there alongside us during our suffering. Throughout this year, he has been with…

  • Day 364 – Christ’s Sacrifice Once for All

    Day 364 – Christ’s Sacrifice Once for All

    Thoughts and Reflection Today we read many different symbols of the book of Revelation. This book has been open to many different interpretations through the years. We read about the fall of Babylon. What and where is Babylon? Some say it was Rome and others say it was Jerusalem. The challenge for us is to…

  • Day 363 – The New Covenant Priesthood

    Day 363 – The New Covenant Priesthood

    Thoughts and Reflection Today we read in Revelation the story of the harlot and the beast. This is describing something that has happened. It is important to remember that Christians are undergoing persecution by the Roman emperors. This persecution will not last forever. In Hebrews, we read that Jesus has a priesthood that does not…

  • Day 362 – The Woman Clothed with the Sun

    Day 362 – The Woman Clothed with the Sun

    Thoughts and Reflection Today we read about in Revelation a vision of the Ark of the Covenant. In this vision, there was a woman clothed with the sun, the moon under her feet, and on her head a crown of twelve stars. This woman represents the last three things: Israel, the Church, and Mary, mother…

  • Day 361 – Judgement and Repentance

    Day 361 – Judgement and Repentance

    Thoughts and Reflection Today we read Philemon and the story of Onesimus who was Philemon’s slave. Paul helps him become Christian just like he did for Philemon. Paul tells him “I am sending him back to you…no longer as a slave but more than a slave, as a beloved brother.” This shows hows the world…

  • Day 360 – Heavenly Worship

    Day 360 – Heavenly Worship

    Thoughts and Reflection Today we read the book of Titus. He is ministering in Crete. Some of the people in Crete became Christians they are not living converted lives. Paul gives us detailed instructions on how to live. Our lives should give witness to the gospel. If we are living no different than those around…

  • Day 359 – John’s Apocalypse

    Day 359 – John’s Apocalypse

    Thoughts and Reflection Today we read in Timothy that Paul reminds us that suffering is part of what we should expect from living the Christian life. Many people that Paul trusted left him. But the Lord never did. It is important for us to realize that we should rely and trust in the Lord rather…

  • Day 358 – From Rebellion to Faithfulness

    Day 358 – From Rebellion to Faithfulness

    Thoughts and Reflection Today we read from St. Jude. Jude is a relative of Jesus – a brother of James. We do not know, however, the intended audience for this letter from St. Jude. Jude is well-versed in the Hebrew Scriptures and uses Old Testament examples to show people they are rebelling against God. These…

  • Day 357 – Truth and Love

    Day 357 – Truth and Love

    Thoughts and Reflection Today we read about love. There are two types of love — affective (love that shows affection) and effective (love that feeds the poor, clothes the naked, and does something). Love is felt but it is more than just a feeling. Truth and love always need to go together. Love without truth…

  • Day 356 – God is Love

    Day 356 – God is Love

    Thoughts and Reflection Today we read about the most common verses in the Bible – God is love. John repeats this phrase in the bible and reminds us we were created for love. We also read about sin and the difference between mortal sin and venial. Mortal sin is deadly, while venial sin is not…