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
Publications
Audio & Video
Catalog
Retreats
Bible
Institute
Guadalupe
Bible College
 Prayer 
Room

One Bread, One Body

Language: English | Español

All Issues > Volume 14, Issue 4


<< Wednesday, July 8, 1998 >>
 
Hosea 10:1-3, 7-8, 12
View Readings
Psalm 105:2-7 Matthew 10:1-7
Similar Reflections
 

GROUNDWORK

 
"Break up for yourselves a new field, for it is time to seek the Lord." —Hosea 10:12
 

Most peoples of the Bible were agricultural. Like all farmers, they had a special kind of relationship with the ground.

Hosea prophesied that, if the people did not repent of their idolatry, the ground would be their death. The mountains would cover them and the hills fall on them (Hos 10:8; Rv 6:16). An unrepentant, idolatrous people would be buried in a spiritual landslide.

However, if we repent and become disciples of Jesus, we will plow the ground and bear much fruit. If we keep our hands to the plow and persevere in being disciples (Lk 9:62), we will break up for ourselves a new field (Hos 10:12).

The ultimate Christian relationship with the ground is not only to plow it but to move it. If we have faith the size of a mustard seed, we can move mountains (Mt 17:20) to fill in valleys (Is 40:4) and make a highway for our God (see Lk 3:4; Is 35:8).

Will ground be life-giving or death-dealing for you? Repent and make disciples of all nations (Mt 28:19). Work the ground for Jesus.

 
Prayer: Father, teach me to be a farmer in the Spirit.
Promise: "As you go, make this announcement: 'The reign of God is at hand!' " —Mt 10:7
Praise: After nursing a grudge and judging his in-laws for seventeen years, John finally forgave them.
 
 
 
Nihil obstat: Reverend Robert L. Hagedorn, November 29, 1997
Imprimatur: †Most Reverend Carl K. Moeddel, Vicar General and Auxiliary Bishop of the Archdiocese of Cincinnati, December 2, 1997
 
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 4
  > 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
  ·   Publications   ·   Audio & Video
Catalog
  ·   Retreats   ·   Bible
Institute
  ·   Guadalupe
Bible College
  ·   Prayer
Room
 

Copyright © 2016 Presentation Ministries.
 
Make a Donation · About PM · Contact Us · Link To Us · Privacy Policy