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Entries from August 2013

The Wicked Also Sacrifice

August 31st, 2013 · No Comments

Proverbs 15:9 (New Living Translation) The Lord detests the sacrifice of the wicked, but he delights in the prayers of the upright. The LORD does not delight in the actions of the wicked as He does in the actions of the upright. Notice – the wicked offer sacrifices. By definition, that means the wicked give […]

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Tags: Old Testament · Proverbs

God and the Emotions of Men

August 25th, 2013 · No Comments

2 Chronicles 20:29-30 (New Living Translation) 29 When all the surrounding kingdoms heard that the Lord himself had fought against the enemies of Israel, the fear of God came over them. 30 So Jehoshaphat’s kingdom was at peace, for his God had given him rest on every side. The surrounding kingdoms realized that the LORD […]

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Tags: 2 Chronicles · Old Testament

The Law Brings Fear to the Kingdoms

August 24th, 2013 · No Comments

2 Chronicles 17:9-10 (New Living Translation) 9 They took copies of the Book of the Law of the Lord and traveled around through all the towns of Judah, teaching the people. 10 Then the fear of the Lord fell over all the surrounding kingdoms so that none of them wanted to declare war on Jehoshaphat. […]

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Tags: 2 Chronicles · Old Testament

Poetry Lost – Poets Lost?

August 18th, 2013 · No Comments

James 3:9-10 (American Standard Version) 9 Therewith bless we the Lord and Father; and therewith curse we men, who are made after the likeness of God: 10 out of the same mouth cometh forth blessing and cursing. My brethren, these things ought not so to be. So are the words from the American Standard Version […]

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Tags: James · New Testament

The Good News is Preached

August 17th, 2013 · No Comments

Matthew 11:2-5 (New Living Translation) 2 John the Baptist, who was in prison, heard about all the things the Messiah was doing. So he sent his disciples to ask Jesus, 3 “Are you the Messiah we’ve been expecting, or should we keep looking for someone else?” 4 Jesus told them, “Go back to John and […]

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Tags: Matthew · New Testament

Two Little Flocks of Goats

August 11th, 2013 · No Comments

1 Kings 20:26-27 (New Living Translation) 26 The following spring he called up the Aramean army and marched out against Israel, this time at Aphek. 27 Israel then mustered its army, set up supply lines, and marched out for battle. But the Israelite army looked like two little flocks of goats in comparison to the […]

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Tags: 1 Kings · Old Testament

Copies of the Book

August 10th, 2013 · No Comments

2 Chronicles 17:7-9 (New Living Translation) 7 In the third year of his reign Jehoshaphat sent his officials to teach in all the towns of Judah. These officials included Ben-hail, Obadiah, Zechariah, Nethanel, and Micaiah. 8 He sent Levites along with them, including Shemaiah, Nethaniah, Zebadiah, Asahel, Shemiramoth, Jehonathan, Adonijah, Tobijah, and Tob-adonijah. He also […]

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Tags: 2 Chronicles · Old Testament

The Parable of the Famine

August 4th, 2013 · No Comments

Luke 15:13-14 (New Living Translation) 13 “A few days later this younger son packed all his belongings and moved to a distant land, and there he wasted all his money in wild living. 14 About the time his money ran out, a great famine swept over the land, and he began to starve. These verses […]

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Tags: Luke · New Testament

The Difference in Rulers

August 3rd, 2013 · No Comments

2 Chronicles 12:7-8 (New Living Translation) 7 When the Lord saw their change of heart, he gave this message to Shemaiah: “Since the people have humbled themselves, I will not completely destroy them and will soon give them some relief. I will not use Shishak to pour out my anger on Jerusalem. 8 But they […]

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Tags: 2 Chronicles · Old Testament