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Entries from February 2013

Wild Animals (and Children)

February 24th, 2013 · No Comments

Leviticus 26:21-22 (New Living Translation) 21 “If even then you remain hostile toward me and refuse to obey me, I will inflict disaster on you seven times over for your sins. 22 I will send wild animals that will rob you of your children and destroy your livestock. Your numbers will dwindle, and your roads […]

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Tags: Leviticus · Old Testament

David Kills Goliath (Twice?)

February 23rd, 2013 · No Comments

1 Samuel 17:48-51 (New Living Translation) 48 As Goliath moved closer to attack, David quickly ran out to meet him. 49 Reaching into his shepherd’s bag and taking out a stone, he hurled it with his sling and hit the Philistine in the forehead. The stone sank in, and Goliath stumbled and fell face down […]

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Tags: 1 Samuel · Old Testament

How to be a King

February 17th, 2013 · No Comments

Deuteronomy 17:14-20 (New Living Translation) 4 “You are about to enter the land the Lord your God is giving you. When you take it over and settle there, you may think, ‘We should select a king to rule over us like the other nations around us.’ 15 If this happens, be sure to select as king the man […]

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Tags: Deuteronomy · Old Testament

He Will Take

February 16th, 2013 · No Comments

1 Samuel 8:10-18 (New International Version) 10 Samuel told all the words of the Lord to the people who were asking him for a king.11 He said, “This is what the king who will reign over you will claim as his rights: He will take your sons and make them serve with his chariots and horses, and they will run […]

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Tags: 1 Samuel · Old Testament

Becoming What You Worship

February 10th, 2013 · No Comments

Psalms 135:15-18 (New English Translation) 15 The nations’ idols are made of silver and gold, they are man-made. 16 They have mouths, but cannot speak, eyes, but cannot see, 17 and ears, but cannot hear. Indeed, they cannot breathe. 18 Those who make them will end up like them, as will everyone who trusts in […]

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Tags: Old Testament · Psalms

The Thoughts of Unbelievers

February 9th, 2013 · No Comments

Luke 12:29-31 (New Living Translation) 29 “And don’t be concerned about what to eat and what to drink. Don’t worry about such things. 30 These things dominate the thoughts of unbelievers all over the world, but your Father already knows your needs. What dominates the thoughts of unbelievers? I don’t know by experience. I have to […]

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Tags: Luke · New Testament

Negotiations Between Eastern Men

February 3rd, 2013 · No Comments

Genesis 23:1-20 (New Living Translation) When Sarah was 127 years old, 2 she died at Kiriath-arba (now called Hebron) in the land of Canaan. There Abraham mourned and wept for her. 3 Then, leaving her body, he said to the Hittite elders, 4 “Here I am, a stranger and a foreigner among you. Please sell me a […]

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Tags: Genesis · Old Testament

Through Your Descendants

February 2nd, 2013 · No Comments

Genesis 22:18 (New Living Translation) And through your descendants all the nations of the earth will be blessed—all because you have obeyed me.” There is much in this little sentence. The LORD is addressing Abraham and telling him of what is to come of his descendants. A few notes – Abraham’s family: is the vehicle […]

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Tags: Genesis · Old Testament