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Tuesday, September 4, 2018

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1 Corinthians 2:10-16
Psalm 145:8-14
Luke 4:31-37

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about his word

"What is there about His word?" —Luke 4:36, RNAB

What is there about His Word? "He commands the unclean spirits with authority and power and they leave" (Lk 4:36). God's Word overcomes temptation (Mt 4:3-11) and sin (Ps 119:11).

What is there about His Word? "By the word of the Lord the heavens were made" (Ps 33:6). The Word of God creates (Gn 1:1ff). God's Word is life (Jn 6:63) and gives life where there was no life (Ez 37:9ff). Jesus spoke and people at a distance were healed (Mt 8:13; Jn 4:50-53).

What is there about His Word? God's Word is like a "hammer shattering rocks" (Jer 23:29), and has the power to penetrate to the depths of rock-hard hearts (Heb 4:12-13) and break open human resistance. God's Word is bread from heaven (Mt 4:4), feeding and strengthening us, giving us power that leads to salvation (Rm 1:16). God's Word guides and directs us, lighting our path day by day in this world (Ps 119:105). His Word is our joy (Jer 15:16; Ps 119:111). God's Word is the Truth that sets us free (Jn 8:31-32) and sets our hearts on fire (Lk 24:32).

What is there about His Word? Everything that is powerful, holy, and good! Spend your life spreading the Word of God.

Prayer:  Father, I bow before Your holy Word. Give me the grace to be a doer and a spreader of Your Word.

Promise:  "But we have the mind of Christ." —1 Cor 2:16

Praise:  Joe has been spreading the Good News through Presentation Ministries for thirty-four years.

Reference:  (This teaching was submitted by a member of our editorial team.)

(For a related teaching, order, view, or download our leaflet Father Al's Plan for Reading the Bible Each Year on our website.)

Rescript:  †Most Reverend Joseph R. Binzer, Auxiliary Bishop, Vicar General of the Archdiocese of Cincinnati, December 15, 2017

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