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Friday, December 11, 2015

The Lord will come; go out to meet him! He is the prince of peace - Daily Bible Readings December 11,2015


1ST READING
 
Through the Scriptures, God has taught us about justice. He revealed to us His deep love in the person of Jesus Christ, His Son. What is our response? Do we insist on doing it alone? Or do we open our hearts and minds to His will? Let us act according to God’s will in the choices we make.
 
Isaiah 48:17-19
17 Thus says the Lord, your redeemer, the Holy One of Israel: I, the Lord, your God, teach you what is for your good, and lead you on the way you should go. 18 If you would hearken to my commandments, your  prosperity would be like a river, and your vindication like the waves of the sea; 19 your descendants would be like the sand, and those born of your stock like its grains, their name never cut off or blotted out from my presence.
 
P S A L M
 
Psalm 1:1-2, 3, 4, 6
R: Those who follow you, Lord, will have the light of life.
1 Blessed the man who follows not the counsel of the wicked nor walks in the way of sinners, nor sits in the company of the insolent, 2 but delights in the law of the Lord and meditates on his law day and night. (R) 3 He is like a tree planted near running water that yields its fruit in due season, and whose leaves never fade. Whatever he does, prospers. (R) 4 Not so the wicked, not so; they are like chaff which the wind drives away. 6 For the Lord watches over the way of the just, but the way of the wicked vanishes. (R)
 
GOSPEL
 
Institutional authority no longer commands the way it used to do. The individual reigns supreme especially in Western thinking. While we understand that each person has a right to make individual choices, still we must remember that we belong to a human institution or community and this places moral demands, even restrictions, on the way we act.
 
GOSPEL ACCLAMATION
The Lord will come; go out to meet him! He is the prince of peace.
 
Matthew 11:16-19
16 Jesus said to the crowds: “To what shall I compare this generation? It is like children who sit in marketplaces and call to one another, 17 ‘We played the flute for you, but you did not dance, we sang a dirge but you did not mourn.’ 18 For John came neither eatingnor drinking, and they said, ‘He is possessed by a demon.’ 19 The Son of Man came eating and drinking and they said, ‘Look, he is a glutton and a drunkard, a friend of tax collectors and sinners.’ But wisdom is vindicated by her works.”
 
think: Let us act according to God’s will in the choices we make.
 
T O D A Y’S BLESSING LIST
Thank You Lord for: __________________
 
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God’s special verse/thought for me today_
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READ THE BIBLE IN ONE YEAR  Daniel 10-12
 

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