Saturday, November 14, 2009

Good fruits

"Beware of false prophets who come to you disguised as ravenous wolves. You will be able to tell them by their fruits." (Matthew 7: 15 – 16)

Lord, help me to produce fruits of peace, love, faith and hope wherever I go.

Friday, November 13, 2009

God remembers

"The Lord remembers his covenant forever." (Psalm 105: 8)

One of the attributes of God that I love most is His faithfulness. God is faithful forever. I like to reflect from time to time on all the promises from the Bible that I have claimed for myself. If do not think of them for some time, I forget them. How wonderful to know that even if I forget them, the Lord remembers every one of them.

"The Lord remembers his covenant forever." (Psalm 105: 8)

Thursday, November 12, 2009

Trusting the word of God

"Do not be afraid, Abram! I am your shield and shall give you a great reward." (Genesis 15: 1)

"Abram put his faith on Yahweh and this was reckoned to him as uprightness." (Genesis 15: 6)

Yes, I trust in God's word. I am not afraid. God is my shield. He will take care of me in every circumstance.

"Blessed is she who believed that God's promise to her will be fulfilled." Mary believed the word of God and she is blessed.

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Throwing pearls in front of dogs

"Do not give dogs what is holy; and do not throw your pearls in front of pigs, or they may trample them and then turn on you and tear you to pieces." (Matthew 7: 6)

We must be enthusiastic for evangelization. The enthusiasm however must be moderated by wisdom. Let the Holy Spirit lead and we follow.

St. Ignatius Loyola counseled three essentials in any worker in God's vineyard:

  • Knowledge of God
  • Knowledge of man (Self-knowledge)
  • Knowledge of the world

With these three essentials under our belt, it will be difficult to throw pearls in front of dogs.

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

The Promise to Abraham

"Look all round from where you are, to north and south, to east and west, for all the land within sight I shall give to you and your descendants forever." (Genesis 13: 14-15)

  • I shall bless you Abraham and people shall be blessed by you.
  • Ask and I will give you the nations for your inheritance and the ends of the earth for your possession. (Psalm 2)

The promise to Abraham was fulfilled in Christ Jesus. He is the King of the universe. Where the kingdom is, there is the king. Where the king is, there is the kingdom.

Monday, November 09, 2009

Do not judge

"Do not judge, and you will not be judged; because the judgments you give are the judgments you will get, and the standard used for you." (Matthew 7: 2)

Do not judge.

Do not criticize.

Do not condemn.

Sunday, November 08, 2009

Journey of faith

"Leave your country, your kindred and your father's house for a country which I shall show you." (Genesis 12: 1)

The Enterprise is a journey to a country which God has indicated.

Abraham is the father of faith. He heard God's word, believed it and obeyed it.

The Enterprise is a journey with Christ. Christ Jesus is our mighty champion.

Father, may we never doubt your word.