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Monday, September 25, 2023

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Ezra 1:1-6
Psalm 126:1-6
Luke 8:16-18

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“Take heed, therefore, how you hear.” —Luke 8:18

God’s Word will not be hidden (Lk 8:17). You can be a cloud obscuring the light of God’s Word, but the light will continue to shine (see Ps 119:105), and you will be blown away.

God’s Word is irresistible (Jdt 16:14) for some people. While some resist God’s Word, there are always others who accept it. It is always “living and effective” (Heb 4:12). God’s Word always achieves the end for which it was sent (Is 55:11).

God’s Word is unstoppable. “There is no chaining the word of God!” (2 Tm 2:9) Jesus, the Word of God, leads an unstoppable, victorious army (Rv 19:13ff).

God’s Word is indestructible. Though heaven and earth pass away, God’s Word will never pass away (Lk 21:33). It is “an indestructible seed...the living and enduring word of God” (1 Pt 1:23).

God’s Word is revealed by the Church through “Sacred Tradition and Sacred Scripture” (see Catechism of the Catholic Church, 80). Put this Word on the lampstand of your life (Lk 8:16). Share God’s Word. “When much has been given a man, much will be required of him” (Lk 12:48). “I charge you to preach the word, to stay with this task whether convenient or inconvenient” (2 Tm 4:2).

Prayer:  Father, may I read and share Your Word daily.

Promise:  “Whoever, therefore, among you belongs to any part of His people, let him go up, and may his God be with him!” —Ezr 1:3

Praise:  Sharing the Word of God with her children, blesses not only them, but Margarita’s grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Reference:  (Share God’s Word by teaching the Bible. Listen to, download or order our Bible Teachers Series on our website. Our eight CD series starts with CD 5A-1. Our four DVD series starts with DVD 5A.)

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