is one of the greatest intercessors of the Scriptures. The amount of
punishment that God relents from doing at the intercession of Moses is
enormous. Moses demonstrates to us that this is one of the essential
characteristics of a true leader – being able to stand in the breach
and intercede for his people in a time of need. All leaders ought to
pray for the grace to be constantly on their knees and praying for
their charges–– praying that the grace of God be at work in their lives
to make them holy and true to Him.
7 The LORD said to
Moses, “Go down at once to your people, whom you brought out of the
land of Egypt, for they have become depraved. 8 They have soon turned
aside from the way I pointed out to them, making for themselves a
molten calf and worshipping it, sacrificing to it and crying out, ‘This
is your God, O Israel, who brought you out of the land of Egypt!’ 9 I
see how stiff-necked this people is,” continued the LORD to Moses. 10
“Let me alone, then, that my wrath may blaze up against them to consume
them. Then I will make of you a great nation.” 11 But Moses implored
the LORD, his God, saying, “Why, O LORD, should your wrath blaze up
against your own people, whom you brought out of the land of Egypt with
such great power and with so strong a hand? 12 Why should the Egyptians
say, ‘With evil intent he brought them out, that he might kill them in
the mountains and exterminate them from the face of the earth’? Let
your blazing wrath die down; relent in punishing your people. 13
Remember your servants Abraham, Isaac and Israel, and how you swore to
them by your own self, saying, ‘I will make your descendants as
numerous as the stars in the sky; and all this land that I promised, I
will give your descendants as their perpetual heritage.’” 14 So the
LORD relented in the punishment he had threatened to inflict on his
P S A L M
Psalm 106: 19-20, 21-22, 23
R: Remember us, O Lord, as you favor your people.
Our fathers made a calf in Horeb and adored a molten image; 20 they
exchanged their glory for the image of a grass-eating bullock. (R) 21
They forgot the God who had saved them, who had done great deeds in
Egypt, 22 wondrous deeds in the land of Ham, terrible things at the Red
Sea. (R) 23 Then he spoke of exterminating them, but Moses, his chosen
one, withstood him in the breach to turn back his destructive wrath.
G O S P E L
are many aids God has given us to draw us to Himself. He has given us
His word in the Scriptures. He has sent men and women to proclaim His
love and mercy and to be living examples of what it means to be His
disciple. He has intervened in the lives of His people so many times
that we cannot remember them all. He has sent His own Son as our
redeemer. The last of these is by far the greatest – the one to which
those prior to Jesus hoped for and the one out of which all those after
Jesus is derived.
31 “If I testify on my own behalf, my
testimony cannot be verified. 32 But there is another who testifies on
my behalf, and I know that the testimony he gives on my behalf is true.
33 You sent emissaries to John, and he testified to the truth. 34 I do
not accept testimony from a human being, but I say this so that you may
be saved. 35 He was a burning and shining lamp, and for a while you
were content to rejoice in his light. 36 But I have testimony greater
than John’s. The works that the Father gave me to accomplish, these
works that I perform testify on my behalf that the Father has sent me.
37 Moreover, the Father who sent me has testified on my behalf. But you
have never heard his voice nor seen his form, 38 and you do not have
his word remaining in you, because you do not believe in the one whom
he has sent. 39 You search the scriptures, because you think you have
eternal life through them; even they testify on my behalf. 40 But you
do not want to come to me to have life. 41 I do not accept human
praise; 42 moreover, I know that you do not have the love of God in
you. 43 I came in the name of my Father, but you do not accept me; yet
if another comes in his own name, you will accept him. 44 How can you
believe, when you accept praise from one another and do not seek the
praise that comes from the only God? 45 Do not think that I will accuse
you before the Father: the one who will accuse you is Moses, in whom
you have placed your hope. 46 For if you had believed Moses, you would
have believed me, because he wrote about me. 47 But if you do not
believe his writings, how will you believe my words?”
think: All leaders ought to pray for the grace to be constantly on their knees and praying for their charges.
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READ THE BIBLE IN ONE YEAR 2 Samuel 20-22
GETTING TO KNOW THE SAINTS
Chad was born around 620 in Northumbria, England. He served as a
missionary monk in Ireland before his ordinance as priest in 653. His
brother Saint Cedd became Abbot of Lastingham, which Chad succeeded
after his brother s death in 664.
year after, the Abbot of Ripon, Saint Wilfrid, was hailed Bishop of
Lindisfarne. The man left for Gaul for his consecration and was gone
for long. As a result, King Oswiu declared the see vacant and put Chad
as bishop of York. When Wilfrid returned in 666, the Archbishop of
Canterbury declared that Chad s Episcopal was invalid so he must give
the diocese back to Wilfrid. Chad replied by saying that he actually
felt unworthy of the position but simply followed in obedience, thus he
would whole-heartedly surrender it in obedience. The Archbishop was
astonished by the Chad s humility so he consecrated the man and
appointed him bishop of the Mercians in 669.
In service, Chad
founded monasteries and built a Cathedral, preached and evangelized
people, and reformed monastic life. It was also reported that miracle
cures took place at the wells he had dug for the relief of travellers.
to a legend, two of the King s sons were hunting when they were led to
the saint s oratory. They saw the old man praying fervently, that they
too knelt, asked for his blessing and were converted in faith. The
pagan King was furious.
killed his sons and searched for Saint Chad. When he reached the
bishop's cell, a great light shone through. This made him leave and
abandon his plan for revenge.
Saint Chad died on March 2, 672 at Lichfield, England.
or Eustathius was born during the eighth century. He and a number of
Christians refused to renounce Jesus Christ. As a result, they were
martyred by the Islamic at Carrhes, Mesopotamia.