Catholic Daily Devotional and Reading 17 July 2019

Daily Reading for Wednesday July 17, 2019

Reading 1: Exodus 3:1-6, 9-12
Responsorial Psalm: Psalms 103:1-2, 3-4, 6-7
Gospel: Matthew 11:25-27

Reading 1: Exodus 3:1-6, 9-12
1 Moses was looking after the flock of his father-in-law Jethro, the priest of Midian; he led it to the far side of the desert and came to Horeb, the mountain of God.

2 The angel of Yahweh appeared to him in a flame blazing from the middle of a bush. Moses looked; there was the bush blazing, but the bush was not being burnt up.

3 Moses said, ‘I must go across and see this strange sight, and why the bush is not being burnt up.’

4 When Yahweh saw him going across to look, God called to him from the middle of the bush. ‘Moses, Moses!’ he said. ‘Here I am,’ he answered.

5 ‘Come no nearer,’ he said. ‘Take off your sandals, for the place where you are standing is holy ground.

6 I am the God of your ancestors,’ he said, ‘the God of Abraham, the God of Isaac and the God of Jacob.’ At this Moses covered his face, for he was afraid to look at God.

9 Yes indeed, the Israelites’ cry for help has reached me, and I have also seen the cruel way in which the Egyptians are oppressing them.

10 So now I am sending you to Pharaoh, for you to bring my people the Israelites out of Egypt.’

11 Moses said to God, ‘Who am I to go to Pharaoh and bring the Israelites out of Egypt?’

12 ‘I shall be with you,’ God said, ‘and this is the sign by which you will know that I was the one who sent you. After you have led the people out of Egypt, you will worship God on this mountain.’

Responsorial Psalm: Psalms 103:1-2, 3-4, 6-7

1 [Of David] Bless Yahweh, my soul, from the depths of my being, his holy name;

2 bless Yahweh, my soul, never forget all his acts of kindness.

3 He forgives all your offences, cures all your diseases,

4 he redeems your life from the abyss, crowns you with faithful love and tenderness;

6 Yahweh acts with uprightness, with justice to all who are oppressed;

7 he revealed to Moses his ways, his great deeds to the children of Israel.

Catholic Daily Devotional and Reading 17 July 2019

Gospel: Matthew 11:25-27

25 At that time Jesus exclaimed, ‘I bless you, Father, Lord of heaven and of earth, for hiding these things from the learned and the clever and revealing them to little children.

26 Yes, Father, for that is what it pleased you to do.

27 Everything has been entrusted to me by my Father; and no one knows the Son except the Father, just as no one knows the Father except the Son and those to whom the Son chooses to reveal him.

Daily Devotional for Wednesday 17th July 2019

Topic: ‘A Spiritual Health Plan’

Scripture: Bless the LORD, O my soul, and forget not all his benefits. – Psalm 103:2

Message: When I receive my periodical health insurance statements, I always see the large, boldfaced print on top of the first page: Explanation Of Benefits (EOB). My health plan helps me to understand the benefits and know how well they are supporting my physical well-being. For this, I am very thankful. When reading this message some time ago, I thought about the spiritual benefits that were being given to my soul, so I taped the large EOB on the front cover of my Bible. This is a good reminder when I read the sacred words about Jesus, the divine physician, who benefits my soul with saving grace.

I have the assurance from the Lord that I can ask, seek and knock anytime for the door to be opened for spiritual assistance. My soul has great benefits from Jesus, guiding and strengthening me along the way: truth and life. It’s the most excellent spiritual health plan, freely given for life, now and in the future.

Today’s Daily Devotional was written by  Fr. James McKarns

Credit: Living Faith

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