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I am Safe (really?)

June 25th, 2017 · No Comments

Deuteronomy 29:19-20 (New Living Translation) 19 “Those who hear the warnings of this curse should not congratulate themselves, thinking, ‘I am safe, even though I am following the desires of my own stubborn heart.’ This would lead to utter ruin! 20 The Lord will never pardon such people. Instead his anger and jealousy will burn […]

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Life Without God—No Compassion

June 11th, 2017 · No Comments

Deuteronomy 28:54 (New Living Translation) The most tenderhearted man among you will have no compassion for his own brother, his beloved wife, and his surviving children. God describes to His people life without God. The most tender, loving person among us will care nothing about his family—even his own children. “I’m first. Give me the […]

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Worship = Eating + Rejoicing

June 4th, 2017 · No Comments

Deuteronomy 12:4-7 (New Living Translation) “Do not worship the Lord your God in the way these pagan peoples worship their gods. 5 Rather, you must seek the Lord your God at the place of worship he himself will choose from among all the tribes—the place where his name will be honored. 6 There you will […]

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The Hornets from God

June 3rd, 2017 · No Comments

Deuteronomy 7:20 (English Standard Version) Moreover, the Lord your God will send hornets among them, until those who are left and hide themselves from you are destroyed. Jehovah, the God of the Israelites, is about punish their enemies. What does He do? Does he send mighty armies? Does He crush mighty barriers? No, He sends […]

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The Punishment of Dread

May 21st, 2017 · No Comments

Deuteronomy 11:25 (New Living Translation) No one will be able to stand against you, for the Lord your God will cause the people to fear and dread you, as he promised, wherever you go in the whole land. God is promising His people safety as they move forward into a new land. God will cause […]

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My Life

May 15th, 2016 · No Comments

Deuteronomy 32:47 (New Living Translation) These instructions are not empty words—they are your life! By obeying them you will enjoy a long life in the land you will occupy when you cross the Jordan River. Moses has just completed giving God’s laws to His people. Moses concludes with a final exhortation, a final plea for […]

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The Key to Our Life

May 14th, 2016 · No Comments

Deuteronomy 30:19-20 (New Living Translation) 19 “Today I have given you the choice between life and death, between blessings and curses. Now I call on heaven and earth to witness the choice you make. Oh, that you would choose life, so that you and your descendants might live! 20 You can make this choice by […]

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Prosperity, Poverty, and Obedience

April 24th, 2016 · No Comments

Deuteronomy 15:4-5 (New Living Translation) 4 “There should be no poor among you, for the Lord your God will greatly bless you in the land he is giving you as a special possession. 5 You will receive this blessing if you are careful to obey all the commands of the Lord your God that I […]

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Those Immigrants

April 23rd, 2016 · No Comments

Deuteronomy 14:28-29 (New Living Translation) 28 “At the end of every third year, bring the entire tithe of that year’s harvest and store it in the nearest town. 29 Give it to the Levites, who will receive no allotment of land among you, as well as to the foreigners living among you, the orphans, and […]

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Change and the Impossible

April 17th, 2016 · No Comments

Deuteronomy 10:16 (New Living Translation) 14 “Look, the highest heavens and the earth and everything in it all belong to the Lord your God. 15 Yet the Lord chose your ancestors as the objects of his love. And he chose you, their descendants, above all other nations, as is evident today. 16 Therefore, change your […]

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