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Entries from March 2013

Blow the Trumpets

March 31st, 2013 · No Comments

Numbers 10:9-10 (New Living Translation) 9 “When you arrive in your own land and go to war against your enemies who attack you, sound the alarm with the trumpets. Then the Lord your God will remember you and rescue you from your enemies. 10 Blow the trumpets in times of gladness, too, sounding them at […]

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Tags: Numbers · Old Testament

Detest The Idol

March 30th, 2013 · No Comments

Deuteronomy 7:25-26 (New Living Translation) 25 “You must burn their idols in fire, and you must not covet the silver or gold that covers them. You must not take it or it will become a trap to you, for it is detestable to the Lord your God. 26 Do not bring any detestable objects into […]

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Tags: Deuteronomy · Old Testament

Satan and the Weather

March 24th, 2013 · No Comments

Job 1:18-19 (New Living Translation) 18 While he was still speaking, another messenger arrived with this news: “Your sons and daughters were feasting in their oldest brother’s home. 19 Suddenly, a powerful wind swept in from the wilderness and hit the house on all sides. The house collapsed, and all your children are dead. I […]

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Tags: Job · Old Testament

The Universal Motivation

March 23rd, 2013 · No Comments

1 Corinthians 16:14 (New Living Translation) And do everything with love. Why am I doing this? It doesn’t really matter what “this” is, the question is valid. Is the answer, “Because I love someone?” If it isn’t, I’m probably doing the wrong thing at the wrong time in the wrong way. God provides us with […]

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Tags: 1 Corinthians · New Testament

God is not a Man

March 17th, 2013 · No Comments

Numbers 23:18-19 (New Living Translation) 18 This was the message Balaam delivered: “Rise up, Balak, and listen! Hear me, son of Zippor. 19 God is not a man, so he does not lie. He is not human, so he does not change his mind. Has he ever spoken and failed to act? Has he ever […]

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Tags: Numbers · Old Testament

Tribal Allegiance

March 16th, 2013 · No Comments

Exodus 32:25-26 (New Living Translation) 25 Moses saw that Aaron had let the people get completely out of control, much to the amusement of their enemies. 26 So he stood at the entrance to the camp and shouted, “All of you who are on the Lord’s side, come here and join me.” And all the […]

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Tags: Exodus · Old Testament

Joseph’s Magic Cup

March 10th, 2013 · No Comments

Genesis 44:5 (New Living Translation) Why have you stolen my master’s silver cup, which he uses to predict the future? What a wicked thing you have done!’” In this verse, the speaker is talking to Joseph’s brothers. The “master” in this verse is Joseph. The speaker believes that Joseph uses this silver cup to predict […]

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Tags: Genesis · Old Testament

Faithful Wife?

March 9th, 2013 · No Comments

1 Samuel 25:23-25 (New Living Translation) 23 When Abigail saw David, she quickly got off her donkey and bowed low before him. 24 She fell at his feet and said, “I accept all blame in this matter, my lord. Please listen to what I have to say. 25 I know Nabal is a wicked and […]

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Tags: 1 Samuel · Old Testament

The Poison of Jealousy

March 3rd, 2013 · No Comments

1 Samuel 22:6-9 (New Living Translation) 6 When the victorious Israelite army was returning home after David had killed the Philistine, women from all the towns of Israel came out to meet King Saul. They sang and danced for joy with tambourines and cymbals.[a] 7 This was their song: “Saul has killed his thousands, and […]

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Tags: 1 Samuel · Old Testament

Doeg and the Massacre of Nob

March 2nd, 2013 · No Comments

1 Samuel 22:18-19 (New Living Translation) 18 Then the king said to Doeg, “You do it.” So Doeg the Edomite turned on them and killed them that day, eighty-five priests in all, still wearing their priestly garments. 19 Then he went to Nob, the town of the priests, and killed the priests’ families—men and women, […]

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Tags: 1 Samuel · Old Testament