Bible Verse of the Day – Seventeenth Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year A, Thursday of the Seventeenth Week in Ordinary Time
Jesus said to the disciples:Matthew 13:44-53
47 “The Kingdom of heaven is like a net thrown into the sea, which collects fish of every kind.
48 When it is full they haul it ashore and sit down to put what is good into buckets. What is bad they throw away.
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Today’s Bible Quote of the Day Reflections
The Kingdom of God is today being likened to a fishing net which when thrown into the sea, collects all sort of stuff from the water like good fish, bad fish, immature fish, sea-weed etc.
When the time now comes to sort out what is good and useful to them, all other stuff except the good fish is thrown away as rubbish into the fire. The good fish is given its value and the owner is happy.
This is exactly what will happen on the last day. Jesus will come and gather everyone together. Those who are of value to Him will be received in Heaven and those who will have lost their value in the eyes of God will be escorted to the fiery Gehennah, where they will burn, and grind their teeth in pain forever.
So then, what should we do to retain our value in the eyes of God?
- We should do the will of God which is to know Him, Love Him, serve Him, Praise and glorify Him all the days of our life.
- Avoid anything in this world that can deviate us from doing the will of God especially excess wealth and not obeying His commandments.
God created each one of us with a purpose, and this purpose is His will as stated above. So if you fail to do His will then you lose your value before His eyes and therefore your destination will definitely be the fiery Gehennah. Let us therefore purpose to seek the Kingdom of God and His righteousness and all these things we need to do God’s Will, will be added unto us.
Prayer: Lord Jesus Christ, You have told us to seek first the Kingdom of God and His righteousness and all these things we need to do His Will, will be added unto us. We therefore pray for Your gift of understanding so that we can accept Your divine mysteries and also disengage our affections and thoughts from the unuseful things of this miserable world. Amen.
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