Lectio Divina of RoyaumeFrance

The Lectio Divina of RoyaumeFrance begins with the following:

Seek ye therefore first the kingdom of God, and his justice, and all these things shall be added unto you.

Matthew 6:33 (Douay-Rheims)

From that beginning the following Lectio Divina pattern follows:

The Platonic Augustinian orientation of the faith

In the beginning God created heaven, and earth. And the earth was void and empty, and darkness was upon the face of the deep; and the spirit of God moved over the waters.

Genesis 1:1-2 (Douay-Rheims)

The order of creation: mathematical, philosophical, spiritual

And God said: Be light made. And light was made. And God saw the light that it was good; and he divided the light from the darkness. And he called the light Day, and the darkness Night; and there was evening and morning one day.

And God said: Let there be a firmament made amidst the waters: and let it divide the waters from the waters. And God made a firmament, and divided the waters that were under the firmament, from those that were above the firmament, and it was so. And God called the firmament, Heaven; and the evening and morning were the second day.

(And on through each day….)

Genesis 1: 3-8

That in this order we may not decide for ourselves what is good and evil

And he commanded him, saying: Of every tree of paradise thou shalt eat: But of the tree of knowledge of good and evil, thou shalt not eat. For in what day soever thou shalt eat of it, thou shalt die the death.

Genesis 2: 16-17 (Douay-Rheims)

The role of Our Lady in restoring the divine order

I will put enmities between thee and the woman, and thy seed and her seed: she shall crush thy head, and thou shalt lie in wait for her heel.

Genesis 3:15 (Douay-Rheims)

The beginning lineage of those with good will who will recognize this divine order

Adam also knew his wife again: and she brought forth a son, and called his name Seth, saying: God hath given me another seed for Abel, whom Cain slew. But to Seth also was born a son, whom he called Enos: this man began to call upon the name of the Lord.

Genesis 4:25-26 (Douay-Rheims)

There is always a remnant of the lineage of those with good will – the gates of the netherworld will not prevail

And God seeing that the wickedness of men was great on the earth, and that all the thought of their heart was bent upon evil at all times, It repented him that he had made man on the earth. And being touched inwardly with sorrow of heart, He said: I will destroy man, whom I have created, from the face of the earth, from man even to beasts, from the creeping thing even to the fowls of the air, for it repenteth me that I have made them.

But Noe found grace before the Lord.

Genesis 6:8 (Douay-Rheims)

The pinnacle of the royal line of those with good will – Jesus Christ – true God and true man

The book of the generation of Jesus Christ, the son of David, the son of Abraham:

Abraham begot Isaac. And Isaac begot Jacob. And Jacob begot Judas and his brethren. And Judas begot Phares and Zara of Thamar. And Phares begot Esron. And Esron begot Aram. And Aram begot Aminadab. And Aminadab begot Naasson. And Naasson begot Salmon. And Salmon begot Booz of Rahab. And Booz begot Obed of Ruth. And Obed begot Jesse. And Jesse begot David the king. And David the king begot Solomon, of her that had been the wife of Urias. And Solomon begot Roboam. And Roboam begot Abia. And Abia begot Asa. And Asa begot Josaphat. And Josaphat begot Joram. And Joram begot Ozias. And Ozias begot Joatham. And Joatham begot Achaz. And Achaz begot Ezechias. And Ezechias begot Manasses. And Manasses begot Amon. And Amon begot Josias. And Josias begot Jechonias and his brethren in the transmigration of Babylon.

And after the transmigration of Babylon, Jechonias begot Salathiel. And Salathiel begot Zorobabel. And Zorobabel begot Abiud. And Abiud begot Eliacim. And Eliacim begot Azor. And Azor begot Sadoc. And Sadoc begot Achim. And Achim begot Eliud. And Eliud begot Eleazar. And Eleazar begot Mathan. And Mathan begot Jacob. And Jacob begot Joseph the husband of Mary, of whom was born Jesus, who is called Christ.

So all the generations from Abraham to David, are fourteen generations. And from David to the transmigration of Babylon, are fourteen generations: and from the transmigration of Babylon to Christ are fourteen generations.

Matthew 1:1-17 (Douay Rheims)

The Virgin Mary – Mother of God and of the Church – Our Royal Mother and Queen

Now the generation of Christ was in this wise. When as his mother Mary was espoused to Joseph, before they came together, she was found with child, of the Holy Ghost. 

Matthew 1:18 (Douay-Rheims)

That the Kingdom of this Royal Family is not of this world

All things have their season, and in their times all things pass under heaven.

Ecclesiastes 3:1 (Douay-Rheims)

But that we must work to bring the Kingdom “on earth as it is in Heaven”

Thy kingdom come. Thy will be done on earth as it is in heaven.

Matthew 6: 10 (Douay-Rheims)