Advent Series: The Power of the Word

“By the Lord’s word Elijah shut up the heavens and three times brought down fire” – Sirach 48:3

The Bible is full of instances where the prophets, Jesus and the apostles used the word of God to do great and wonderful things.

“The Bible is a love letter from God with your name on it” – Peter Kreeft

This however, is one love letter that many of us prefer to stay far away from simply because we are very happy stagnating in our spiritual life.

The power in the word of God is amazing. It is guaranteed to transform your life and bring you closer to Christ. Your love for Christ and in turn for your neighbour will double.

“The more you read the Bible, the more you will love the author” – Charles Spurgeon

Meditating on scriptures will give you the grace to overcome sinful areas of your life.

“The Bible will keep you from sin, or sin will keep you from the Bible” – Dwight L. Moody

“Most importantly, from the Scriptures we can learn our spiritual deformities and beauties. And there too we discover the progress we are making and how far we are from perfection” – Pope St. Gregory

“Let us remember that the Bible is meant to be our daily bread, not cake for special occasions” – Peter Kreeft

Exercise
Read the 7 Penitential Psalms today: Psalms 6, 32, 38, 51, 102, 130, 143

About Dr. Ehrlson de Sousa

Dr. Ehrlson de Sousa is currently a senior resident doctor in ENT at Goa Medical College. He hails from Porvorim and is an active member of Couples for Christ India, for over 15 years. Apart from writing for medical journals both national and international, his love and reverence for the teachings of the church inspired him to start writing about the catholic faith. His daily bible reflections offer great encouragement in the lives of many people, both young and old. He aspires to be a Saint and enjoys playing chess and table tennis in his free time.

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