Catholic Meme Mondayโ€” Issue 107

Hope you had a blessed week!

Time for another Catholic Meme Monday. โœ๏ธ ๐Ÿ™

๐Ÿ˜†๐Ÿ˜†๐Ÿ˜†๐Ÿซ๐Ÿซ๐Ÿซ
I don’t post many controversial things so when I do I want to make sure it’s on an important subject.
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Another way to think about it…it’s a gift to go to Church. We all need Jesus. โœ๏ธ โ™ฅ๏ธ ๐Ÿ™
Amen!!!
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When playing catch turns catastrophic. โšพ โ˜„๏ธ
God is waiting with open arms to forgive us. ๐Ÿ™
Last Office related Catholic meme this issueโ€” I promise. ๐Ÿ˜†๐Ÿ™‚๐Ÿ™
๐ŸŽต๐ŸŽถ Highway to Hell ๐ŸŽต๐ŸŽถ
Dude climbs a giant plant to see a real holy guy talk. Provides the holy guy a meal afterwards.
Such a powerful image. ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿ™๐Ÿ™
Best to delete that snarky or snappy comment on social media. ๐Ÿ™
#lifegoals

Thatโ€™s all I have this week. Stay tuned for next weekโ€™s Catholic Meme Monday. Receive updates straight to your email inbox by subscribing to The Simple Catholic blog.

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Catholic Meme Mondayโ€” Issue 105

Hope you had a blessed week!

Time for anotherย Catholic Meme Monday. โœ๏ธ ๐Ÿ™

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Lady talks to a guy while publicly drinking water.
Too accurate. ๐Ÿ™
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๐Ÿ˜† ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐ŸŽต
I am He.
Super niche mime meme. ๐Ÿ™‚๐Ÿ˜†๐Ÿ™
I’ve got a fever, and the only prescription is more theology memesโ€ฆ
Had to share this meme-of-the-month candidate.
Who’s your favorite Doctor of the Church??
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How true is this?! Lol ๐Ÿ˜†๐Ÿ™‚๐Ÿ™
And he will raise you up on (to the) eagle’s wings (or nest).
๐ŸŒง๏ธ ๐ŸŒง๏ธ ๐ŸŒŠ ๐ŸŒŠ
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Answer: A, B, C, AND D!!
Or Assistant (Deacon) to the Assistant (Priest) to the Regional Manager (Bishop). ๐Ÿ˜†๐Ÿ˜†๐Ÿ˜†
Amen!!!
Affirm the Blessed Virgin Mary as theotokos today! ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿ™๐Ÿ™

Thatโ€™s all I have this week. Stay tuned for next weekโ€™s Catholic Meme Monday. Receive updates straight to your email inbox by subscribing to The Simple Catholic blog.

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Catholic Meme Mondayโ€” Issue 104

Hope you had a blessed week!

Time for another Catholic Meme Monday. โœ๏ธ ๐Ÿ™

Accurate. ๐Ÿ™
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The gloomy prophet.
So true!! ๐Ÿ˜†๐Ÿ™‚๐Ÿ™๐Ÿฉน
How was Mass for you last week? Any un”bear”able things your kids did?? ๐Ÿป๐Ÿ™‚๐Ÿ™
Yes indeed! ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿ™๐Ÿ™
Is it bad I busted out laughing at this meme?!
๐Ÿ˜†๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿ”จ
Student loans were pretty unforgiving in biblical times too.
This is the way!
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The graphic I found on LinkedIn in a post is related to branding but it works for your spiritual life too. ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿ™๐Ÿ™
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Happy Belated All Saints Day!! ๐Ÿ™‚๐Ÿ™
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On any Holy Day of Obligation especially if you have to work or are a single parent.
The gates of hell will never prevail!
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How quickly the desert grumbling started.
Come on! Run! The ark is leaving in five minutes…
๐Ÿข๐Ÿข๐ŸŒง๏ธโ›ด๏ธ

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Catholic Meme Mondayโ€” Issue 101

Hope you had a blessed week!

Time for anotherย Catholic Meme Monday. โœ๏ธ ๐Ÿ™

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Meme I made inspired by a scene from The Office. ๐Ÿ˜†๐Ÿ˜†๐Ÿ˜†
Looks about right. ๐Ÿ˜†๐Ÿ™‚๐Ÿ™
I think about Jesus and the Catholic Church He founded hourly. ๐Ÿ™โœ๏ธโ™ฅ๏ธ
Here’s a fun Catholic fact for you. ๐Ÿ™ ๐Ÿ•น๏ธ
Who else typed in this search before?!
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Suffering can transform us and unite us to Christ.
Accurate. ๐Ÿ˜†๐Ÿ™‚โ™ฅ๏ธ๐Ÿ™
๐Ÿฆฆ ๐Ÿ˜† ๐Ÿ™
This meme made me bust out laughing (goes to confession later). ๐Ÿ˜†๐Ÿ™‚๐Ÿ™
Biblically accurate angel. ๐Ÿฆš๐Ÿชฝ๐Ÿ˜†๐Ÿ™
Love the book of Sirach! โ™ฅ๏ธ๐Ÿ“–
This is me as an introvert. ๐Ÿ˜†๐Ÿคฆโ€โ™‚๏ธ๐Ÿ™‚๐Ÿ™
God has a plan. ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿ™๐Ÿ™

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Catholic Meme Mondayโ€” Issue 98

Hope you had a blessed week!

Time for another Catholic Meme Monday. โœ๏ธ๐Ÿ™

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Don’t mess with the timeline! ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿ™‚๐Ÿ˜†
Have the heart of a child. โ™ฅ๏ธ๐Ÿ™
Hope you had a blessed Feast of Saint Padre Pio. ๐Ÿ™
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๐Ÿ™โœจ๐Ÿ™โœจ
Did you know this about encyclicals?
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This gem I found on the The Office Memes with Catholic Themes Facebook page.
I laughed so much at this because Creed’s reaction in this episode matches the Gospel scene perfectly. ๐Ÿ˜†
The Holy name of Jesus. ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿ™๐Ÿ™
Punny! ๐Ÿ˜†๐Ÿ˜†๐Ÿ˜†

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Fear of the Lord: A Word Study from Proverbs

The Fear of the Lord

By: William Hemsworth

The phrase to be studied is โ€œfear of the Lordโ€ and the text has much meaning. Fopurposes of this exercise the study is limited to the first two chapters of the book of Proverbs. The usage of this phrase occurs in Proverbs 1:7, 1:29, and 2:5. 

The Importance of Repetition

The first word in the phrase โ€œfearโ€ is the Hebrew word yir’ah, or ื™ึดืจึฐืึธื”. This term is used forty-five times in the Old Testament. Its root word is the adjective yare’, or ื™ึธืจึตื, which is used sixty-four times in the Hebrew Bible[1].

The second word in in the phrase, which makes up โ€œof the Lordโ€ is the Hebrew word Yฤ•hovah, which in Hebrew is ื™ึฐึญื”ื•ึธื”. As one can imagine this word is used several times. In fact, it is used an astounding 6,519 times[2]. Though it is the name of the Lord, its root word is hayah, or ื”ึธื™ึธื” in Hebrew.

The first word yir’ah, or ื™ึดืจึฐืึธื”, is used three times in the first two chapters of Proverbs in 1:7, 1:29, and 2:5. The second word Yฤ•hovah, or ื™ึฐึญื”ื•ึธื” in Hebrew, is used a total of four times in the first two chapter Proverbs in 1:7, 1:29, 2:5, and 2:6.

The English word used for the word yir’ah are fear, exceedingly, dreadful, fearfulness, or reverence[3]. Many sources available, such as Blue Letter Bible and Bible Gateway agree, but Strongโ€™s also added reverence. When one speaks of the fear of the Lord it is in reverence, so it was good to see it listed.

The second word Yฤ•hovah, or ื™ึฐึญื”ื•ึธื” is translated as Lord, God, and Jehovah[4]. It is the proper known for the God of Israel, and the translations appear to be universally agreed upon.

Context Clues

The context of the passages is crucial to word placement in the passages mentioned. The first two chapters of Proverbs deal with the call of wisdom and the treasure of wisdom. The fear of the Lord in the beginning of understanding (1:7), those who hate knowledge do not have respect for the Lord (1:29), and those who fear the Lord are illuminated with knowledge (2:5).

The first two chapters of Proverbs teach us a valuable lesson. No matter hard one may try, an understanding of life and of God begins with a deep reverence for the creator[5]. This will lead to wisdom which is the humility to understand that God is God and we are not.  God grants us understanding and wisdom, but if we become prideful and elevate ourselves to a place we should not be then we will be humbled.  We will be humbled because we no longer have the fear of the Lord.  The fear of the Lord is the foundation of a holy life.

Bibliography

Dockery, David S., ed. Holman Concise Bible Commentary. Nashville, TN: Broadman & Holman Publishers, 1998.

Gesenius, Wilhelm, and Samuel Prideaux Tregelles. Geseniusโ€™ Hebrew and Chaldee Lexicon to the Old Testament Scriptures. Bellingham, WA: Logos Bible Software, 2003.

Mangum, Douglas, Derek R. Brown, Rachel Klippenstein, and Rebekah Hurst, eds. Lexham Theological Wordbook. Lexham Bible Reference Series. Bellingham, WA: Lexham Press, 2014.

Strong, James. A Concise Dictionary of the Words in the Greek Testament and The Hebrew Bible. Bellingham, WA: Logos Bible Software, 2009.

Thomas, Robert L. New American Standard Hebrew-Aramaic and Greek Dictionaries: Updated Edition. Anaheim: Foundation Publications, 1998.

[1]. Wilhelm Gesenius and Samuel Prideaux Tregelles. Geseniusโ€™ Hebrew and Chaldee Lexicon to the Old Testament Scriptures, Gesenius Hebrew and Chaldee Lexicon to the Old Testament Scriptures (Bellingham, WA: Logos Bible Software, 2003), 364.

[2]. Robert L. Thomas, New American Standard Hebrew-Aramaic and Greek Dictionaries: Updated Edition (Anaheim: Foundation Publications,, 1998).

[3]. James Strong, A Concise Dictionary of the Words in the Greek Testament and The Hebrew Bible (Bellingham, WA: Logos Bible Software, 2009).

[4]. Douglas Mangum et al., eds., Lexham Theological Wordbook, Lexham Bible Reference Series (Bellingham, WA: Lexham Press, 2014).

[5]. David S. Dockery, ed., Holman Concise Bible Commentary (Nashville, TN: Broadman & Holman Publishers, 1998), 237.


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William is a convert to the Catholic faith.  Before entering the church he was ordained as a Baptist and Lutheran and earned a Master of Divinity from Liberty Theological Seminary. William lives with his wife and four children in Tucson, AZ and teaches religious education for children and adults.  Check out his website/blog at https://tucsonapologetics.org/for more great and informative Catholic content!

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