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If today you hear his voice, harden not your hearts. — Psalm 95:8
Mass Readings: Deuteronomy 18:15-20 / 1 Corinthians 7:32-35 / Mark 1:21-28
The “futures market” isn’t just about finances. There has always been, and continues to be, interest, even fascination, in knowing the future. Palm reading, astrology, and crystal balls never stop being popular. And when the Bible says “prophet,” many people think of someone who can predict the future.
In today’s first reading, God promises to raise up a prophet like Moses. What was Moses’ primary role? Not foretelling the future, but forth-telling (speaking) God’s Word into the present situation. That’s the primary role of a biblical prophet. One of my favorite hymns says, “I know who holds the future, and I know He holds my hand.” As a Christian, does my strength and security come from knowing the future or from knowing the Lord who holds me, and my future, in the palm of His hand?
Prayer: Rock of Ages, let me always seek strength, shelter, solace and security in You.
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