for January 24, 2024
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01-24-2024 Sirach 11 V04 Lord’s deeds are a strange affair
The Book of Sirach Ch 11 v- Four
4 Do not mock the one who wears only a loin-cloth, or scoff at a person’s bitter day. For strange are the deeds of the LORD, hidden from mortals his work.
The world as we know it seems lost in excess too much too soon too little too late. What is God doing we all want to say? Why is His Kingdom His call such a Mystery? Have you ever pondered the phrase “strange are the deeds of the Lord, hidden from mortals His work of Salvation through His Son Jesus Christ”? It’s a thought-provoking statement that raises questions about God’s ways and the purpose behind the hidden nature of His work. One possible interpretation is that it speaks to the mysterious and often unfathomable nature of God’s actions. The word “strange” suggests that His deeds may not always align with our human understanding or expectations. It highlights a sense of awe and wonder, acknowledging that God’s ways are beyond our comprehension.
It absolutely emphasizes the grandeur and magnificence of God’s plans. By stating that His deeds are hidden from mortals, it implies that we, as humans, are limited in our ability to fully grasp or comprehend His work. This notion can be both humbling and awe-inspiring, as it reminds us of the vastness of God’s wisdom and the limitations of our own understanding. It also brings to mind the concept of faith. If everything about God’s work and Salvation was easily understandable and visible to us, faith would become less essential. The hidden nature of His work requires us to trust and have faith in His divine plan, even when we may not fully understand it.
Faith plays a crucial role in our relationship with God. It’s through faith that we can accept and believe in the Salvation offered through His Son Jesus Christ, even though we may not fully comprehend the intricacies of how it all works. The hidden nature of His work can strengthen our faith and deepen our reliance on Him. This highlights the centrality of Christ in God’s plan and the importance of His sacrifice for our Redemption. It reminds us that God’s work of Salvation is ultimately revealed through His Son, Jesus, who serves as the bridge between humanity and divinity. Jesus Christ’s role in God’s work of Salvation is pivotal. Through His life, death, and Resurrection, He accomplished what seemed strange and hidden from mortals at first. It was through His sacrifice that the fullness of God’s plan was revealed, offering Redemption and Eternal Life to all who believe in Him. The Mystery of God unfolds in His Salvation. Amen.
Join me as we pray our daily prayer of forgiveness. The Lord’s Prayer.
At the Savior’s command and formed by divine teaching, we dare to say:
Our Father, who art in heaven, hallowed be thy name; thy kingdom come, thy will be done on earth as it is in heaven. Give us this day our daily bread, and forgive us our trespasses, as we forgive those who trespass against us; and lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil. Deliver us, Lord, we pray, from every evil, graciously grant peace in our days, that, by the help of your mercy, we may be always free from sin and safe from all distress, as we await the blessed hope and the coming of our Savior, Jesus Christ. For the kingdom, the power and the glory are yours now and for ever. Amen.
I am sorry Lord. I believe You died and rose for me. Please forgive me as I forgive others. I share You as my Lord and Savior seeking to live your Will in all things. Prayers for wife Toni and my mother Betty pray for our children especially our two oldest Alexandra & Allen Son in Law Mark Stern; Julian, Gabriel and Jeffrey and our grandchildren Oliver, Julian and Elliott. We pray for those we’ve said we’d pray for and those who’ve asked us to pray for them. We pray for the dying as we do each day Lord give them peace in their last breath. We pray for Holy Mother Church. Our prayers for a little boy named David Alexander. Praise God thank You Jesus. In Jesus Precious Blood by His Name we pray. Amen.
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01-24-2024 Sirach 11 v-04
**Lord’s deeds are a strange affair**
Mock not anyone no matter what they wear
Day bitter of a person scoff not to share
Lord’s deeds are a strange affair
Mysteriously hidden work His mortals can dare
© Thomas Joe Cruz†Wiggins
January 24, 2024 @ 04:44 AM EST
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