Category Archives: Bible

When Something Bad Happens

“God had one son on earth without sin, but never one without suffering.” —St. Augustine Is this how you think? “Something bad happened to me. Therefore, God must be punishing me because I sinned.” Now, a caveat. If you couldn’t … Continue reading

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Idols

Hear the word that the LORD speaks to you, O house of Israel. Thus says the LORD: Do not learn the way of the nations, or be dismayed at the signs of the heavens; for the nations are dismayed at … Continue reading

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Salt

Then the men of the city said to Elisha, “Behold now, the situation of this city is pleasant, as my lord sees; but the water is bad and the land is unfruitful.” He said, “Bring me a new jar, and … Continue reading

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Righteousness

These are the last words of David the son of Jesse. The God of Jacob chose David and made him a great king. The Mighty God of Israel loved him. When God told him to speak, David said: The Spirit … Continue reading

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Practice

To this day they do according to the earlier customs: they do not fear the LORD, nor do they follow their statutes or their ordinances or the law, or the commandments which the LORD commanded the sons of Jacob, whom … Continue reading

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Moved In

But now hear, O Jacob my servant, Israel whom I have chosen! Thus says the LORD who made you, who formed you in the womb and will help you: Do not fear, O Jacob my servant, Jeshurun whom I have … Continue reading

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Your Punishment Is Over

Our God has said: “Encourage my people! Give them comfort. Speak kindly to Jerusalem and announce: Your slavery is past; your punishment is over. I, the LORD, made you pay double for your sins.” Someone is shouting: “Clear a path … Continue reading

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Problems

The LORD has sent prophets to you time after time, but you refused to listen. They told you that the LORD had said: Change your ways! If you stop doing evil, I will let you stay forever in this land … Continue reading

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Unending

You understand, O LORD; remember me and care for me. Avenge me on my persecutors. You are long-suffering—do not take me away; think of how I suffer reproach for your sake. When your words came, I ate them; they were … Continue reading

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God Doesn’t Give Up

“Nevertheless in those days,” says the LORD, “I will not make a complete end of you. And it will be when you say, ‘Why does the LORD our God do all these things to us?’ then you shall answer them, … Continue reading

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