4th Week of Lent, Thursday, 4th April 2019

Daily Word Of God

John 5:24-30

Jesus said to the Jews: ‘I have come in the name of my Father and you refuse to accept me; if someone else should come in his own name you would accept him. How can you believe, since you look to each other for glory and are not concerned with the glory that comes from the one God?

‘Do not imagine that I am going to accuse you before the Father: you have placed your hopes on Moses, and Moses will be the one who accuses you. If you really believed him you would believe me too, since it was about me that he was writing; but if you will not believe what he wrote, how can you believe what I say?’

Today's Pointers on God's Word

As you read the passage what words, phases or meanings caught your attention?

  • In today’s Scriptures, Jesus points out to the Jews that while they were blessed with having Moses to lead them to freedom, they have nevertheless missed the core of the Truth that is revealed in and through Him.


  • Jesus is the fulfilment of what Moses begun in their journey to the Promised Land. This Good News of Jesus is the eternal life that His Father offers to all of them.


  • Through Sacred Scripture we discover Jesus and learn to live in His ways and love as He has shown us. How much time do you spend studying and praying with Sacred Scriptures?  How attentive are you to the Word that is proclaimed during Mass?