Bible and Bible Study: May 2004 Archives

More from St. Paul

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Just one more gleaning from this noonday repast. I rejoice in the word God has set forth for us and I particularly love this "epistle of joy" even when there is something like the passage that follows. We need both instruction and caution.

Philippians 3: 18-19

18   (For many walk, of whom I have told you often and now tell you even with weeping, as the enemies of the cross of Christ.
19   Their end is destruction, their God is their belly, and their glory is in their shame, who mind earthly things.)

Remember these for whom we must pray especially--those caught up in the net of lies that constitutes life in our society. They do not know the truth and could not find the truth if we were to guide them right to it and push them into its embrace. The illusions of this world are too deep, too dark, too entangling. As Jesus said of one exorcism--"This kind comes out only with much prayer and fasting."

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Noontime Bible Greetings

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I was reading the passage that follows and I thought of all those near and dear in the blogworld and in the real world. This expresses far beyond my own capabilities the great gift God has given me in this endeavor.

Philippians 1: 3-7a

3   I thank my God upon every remembrance of you,
4   Always in every prayer of mine for you all making request with joy,
5   For your fellowship in the gospel from the first day until now;
6   Being confident of this very thing, that he which hath begun a good work in you will perform it until the day of Jesus Christ:
7   Even as it is meet for me to think this of you all, because I have you in my heart. . .

Thank you all for being there in the community of Christ, in the mystical body, in your gentle support and remonstration. You all give me the greatest of gifts--the strengthening of faith through fellowship.

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