The Bible in a Year – Day 201 – Keys to the Kingdom

Fr. Mike focuses on Isaiah 22 today and explains how the role of the pope in the Catholic Church goes all the way back to this important chapter in Isaiah. We learn that Jesus himself instituted the papacy by making Peter his ‘al-habbayit, the one over the household who holds the keys to the kingdom when the king is away. Today’s readings are Isaiah 21-22, Nahum 3, and Proverbs 10:29-32.

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The Bible in a Year – Day 200 – Egypt, Assyria, and Israel

Fr. Mike celebrates Day 200 of our journey by highlighting the relationship between Egypt, Assyria, and Israel according to the Lord’s plan. We have a God who died for his enemies to make him his friends, and we see that foreshadowed in Isaiah, concerning the horrific acts of Assyria and Egypt. Today’s readings are Isaiah 18-20, Nahum 1-2, and Proverbs 10:25-28.

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The Bible in a Year – Day 199 – Times for War

Fr. Mike explains why Joel would say that there are certain times for war, even within God’s plan. In a broken world, we are sometimes going to be called to fight the brokenness around us, but we must believe that God is allowing this not because he likes war, but because something better will come in its place. Today’s readings are Isaiah 16-17, Joel 3, and Proverbs 10:21-24.

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The Bible in a Year – Day 196 – Destruction of Israel

Fr. Mike talks about the destruction of Israel and explains how Jesus becoming man is the fulfillment of this prophecy we hear in Isaiah. He also points out the importance of God’s anger with the Assyrians destroying Israel, even though he will bring the greatest blessings out of the worst circumstances. Today’s readings are Isaiah 9-10, Tobit 10-12, and Proverbs 10:9-12.

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The Bible in a Year – Day 194 – Holy is the Lord

Fr. Mike zeroes in on Isaiah 5-6 today. He emphasizes the literary masterpiece of the parable of the vineyard in Isaiah 5 and how it represents the story of Israel. He also shows us how Isaiah 6 is full of rich symbolism that points to the sacred realities of the Mass. We are reminded that God is truly holy and deserving of our praise. Today’s readings are Isaiah 5-6, Tobit 5-6, and Proverbs 10:1-4.

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