Your word is a lamp for my feet and a light for my path. (Psalm 119)
Genesis 17:3-9 & John 8:51-59
Abraham and Jesus had this in common: they both knew God and kept his word, day by day, hour by hour. For Abraham it was his friendship with God that became the basis of the first Covenant God made with human kind – that God would bring about a nation true to Yahweh from the seed of Abraham. For Jesus, it was his sonship with God that brokered the ‘New’ Covenant – that humankind would be redeemed from its waywardness and sin and be able to enter into the heavenly kingdom of God. If knowing God and keeping his word was the basis of faith for both Abraham and Jesus, and many other Hebrew and Christian saints before us, does it not make sense that today I too commit my life to Knowing God, and Keeping his Word? Is this in reality the fundamental principle of human existence as a friend of God, as a child of God? Father God, help me to know you and keep your word.
Seek the Lord and his strength; seek his presence continually. Remember the wonderful works he has done, his miracles… (Psalm 105:4,2)
Once you become aware that the main business that you are here for is to know God, most of life's problems fall into place of their own accord.
J.I. Packer, in Knowing God
A good website full of links to online resources for Knowing God: https://catholic-daily-reflections.com/
www.gospelmysteryoftheday.ca & Gospel Mystery of the Day on Facebook
Soli ad gloriam Dei
Beverly Illauq lives in Kemptville, Ontario, where she greets each morning by seeking the Gospel Mystery of the Day - the Word of the Lord for direct and practical application to the specific challenges & joys of the day.