Presentation Ministries
View Cart  ·  Make a Donation  ·  About PM  ·  Contact Us   
Search: PM Catholic Sites   
 Home 
One Bread
One Body
Daily Bread
Radio
Small Christian
Communities
Brochures
MP3 & Audio
Video Catalog
Discipleship
Retreats
Bible
Institute
Guadalupe
Bible College
 Prayer 
Room

One Bread, One Body

Language: English | Español

All Issues > Volume 14, Issue 6


<< Saturday, October 3, 1998 >>
 
Job 42:1-3, 5-6, 12-16
View Readings
Psalm 119:66, 71, 75, 91, 125, 130 Luke 10:17-24
Similar Reflections
 

HOPE CHEST

 
"Thus the Lord blessed the latter days of Job more than his earlier ones." —Job 42:12
 

Job is known for his patience, but he should be better known for his hope. If your ten children died in one day, would you have hope? (see Jb 1:19) If you went bankrupt on the same day, would you let God give you the virtue of hope? (see Jb 1:14ff) If you were diseased and racked with pain, would you be hopeful? (see Jb 2:7) Some of us would be like Job's wife and "curse God and die" (Jb 2:9). However, Job, with no help from his wife and his friends, had hope.

"Hoping against hope" (see Rm 4:18), Job had ten more children (Jb 42:13). His three daughters were the most beautiful women in all the land (Jb 42:15). Moreover, God made him twice as rich as before (Jb 42:10). "Hope will not leave us disappointed" (Rm 5:5).

What about the many people who hope in the Lord but die without the blessings given to Job in his later days? Did these people hope in vain? No! Jesus is the Resurrection and the Life (Jn 11:25). Death does not dash our hopes; instead, it leads to the fulfillment of every hope for those who have hoped in Christ. "They that hope in the Lord will renew their strength, they will soar as with eagles' wings; they will run and not grow weary, walk and not grow faint" (Is 40:31).

 
Prayer: Father, give me hope, especially in the midst of the worst circumstances in my life.
Promise: "Blest are the eyes that see what you see. I tell you, many prophets and kings wished to see what you see but did not see it, and to hear what you hear but did not hear it." —Lk 10:23-24
Praise: Warren stayed away from church for twenty-five years. His brother gave him a copy of One Bread, One Body. Warren repented, was reconciled to God and the Church, and is now eagerly devouring the Word of God (Jer 15:16).
 
 
 
Nihil obstat: Reverend Robert L. Hagedorn, April 4, 1998
Imprimatur: †Most Reverend Carl K. Moeddel, Vicar General and Auxiliary Bishop of the Archdiocese of Cincinnati, April 8, 1998
 
The Nihil obstat and Imprimatur are a declaration that a book or pamphlet is considered to be free from doctrinal or moral error. It is not implied that those who have granted the Nihil obstat and Imprimatur agree with the contents, opinions, or statements expressed.
Volume 14, Issue 6
  > Today's Reflection
  · List of Reflections
  · Top 100 Scriptures
  · XML / RSS Feed
 
Subscription Requests
  · Subscribe, change, renew or cancel subscription
  · Sign-up for OBOB daily e-mail
 
Share OBOB
  · Send a sample issue to a friend
  · Order a box of OBOB for your group
  · E-mail a sample OBOB teaching to a friend

 

 

 
Home   ·   One Bread
One Body
  ·   Daily Bread
Radio
  ·   Small Christian
Communities
  ·   Brochures   ·   MP3 & Audio
Video Catalog
  ·   Discipleship
Retreats
  ·   Bible
Institute
  ·   Guadalupe
Bible College
  ·   Prayer
Room
 

Copyright © 2014 Presentation Ministries.
 
Make a Donation · About PM · Contact Us · Link To Us · Privacy Policy