Posts from November 2020

Posts from November 2020

The Fear of the Lord Brings Wisdom – Proverbs 9:10

The fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom, and the knowledge of the Holy One is understanding. (Proverbs 9:10)   Reflection: “The fear of the Lord” is a phrase that repeats throughout the Bible. The word “fear” means both terror and respect. The fear of the Lord teaches us to honor God above everything else, and when we honor God this way, God rewards us with great blessing.    In this proverb, we see that the fear of…

Preparing for Advent – Luke 2:8-20

This coming Sunday is the first Sunday of Advent. Advent is a season of preparation before the celebration of Christmas, the birth of our Lord Jesus Christ. This year we will celebrate the good news proclaimed by an angel of the Lord to the shepherds.    In the same region, shepherds were staying out in the fields and keeping watch at night over their flock. Then an angel of the Lord stood before them, and the glory of the Lord…

Doing God’s Will – Matthew 12:50

For whoever does the will of my Father in heaven is my brother and sister and mother. (Matthew 12:50) Reflection: God created the members of the human race to be stewards of his creation. God is Spirit, but has created the material universe. We are the spiritual-material creatures God created to rule the material realm on his behalf and according to His will and purposes. Human beings were made to do God’s will, not out of compulsion or mechanically, but…

We Are His Family – Matthew 12:48-49

He replied to the one who was speaking to him, “Who is my mother and who are my brothers?” Stretching out his hand toward his disciples, he said, “Here are my mother and my brothers! (Matthew 12:48-49) Reflection: Jesus Christ has set his relationship with his disciples above even the members of his own family. We are that important to him! More than this, together, we are the family of God. Our relationship with one another as brothers and sisters…