2020 Day 88 – Hebrews 12-13 and Psalms 88

2020 Day 88 – Hebrews 12-13 and Psalms 88

There are many things in this life to be thankful for and the opportunity to be part of God’s kingdom is up there with the greatest of them.  “Therefore let us be grateful for receiving a kingdom that cannot be shaken, and thus let us offer to God acceptable worship, with reverence and awe, for our God is a consuming fire.” (Hebrews 12:28-29)  Jesus compared the kingdom to a treasure.  “The kingdom of heaven is like treasure hidden in a field, which a…

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2020 Day 87 – Hebrews 11 and Psalms 87

2020 Day 87 – Hebrews 11 and Psalms 87

Hebrews chapter 11 is often called the Hall of Faith. Read the chapter and count how many times you see the phrase “By faith” and then notice what follows each instance of it. By faith, God’s people were able to do things that they otherwise would not have been able to do. In today’s world we must have an obedient and working faith, trusting in Him and His time. Today’s reading: Hebrews 11 and Psalms 87

2020 Day 86 – Hebrews 9-10 and Psalms 86

2020 Day 86 – Hebrews 9-10 and Psalms 86

Jesus warned about causing others to stumble.  “Whoever causes one of these little ones who believe in me to sin, it would be better for him if a great millstone were hung around his neck and he were thrown into the sea.” (Mark 9:42)  Instead of stirring up trouble, the Hebrew writer gives us something better that we can stir.  “And let us consider how to stir up one another to love and good works, not neglecting to meet together, as is the habit…

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2020 Day 85 – Hebrews 7-8 and Psalms 85

2020 Day 85 – Hebrews 7-8 and Psalms 85

All scripture has been preserved for our learning so that we may become complete, (2 Timothy 3:16-17) but we are no longer bound by the Old Law. We have a New (and BETTER) Covenant that we are to follow. ” In that He says, “A NEW COVENANT,” He has made the first obsolete. Now what is becoming obsolete and growing old is ready to vanish away.” (Hebrews 8:13) Today’s reading:  Hebrews 7-8 and Psalms 85

2020 Day 84 – Hebrews 5-6 and Psalms 84

2020 Day 84 – Hebrews 5-6 and Psalms 84

The Hebrew writer speaks with disappointment of those who have not grown in their knowledge of God’s word.  “For though by this time you ought to be teachers, you need someone to teach you again the basic principles of the oracles of God. You need milk, not solid food, for everyone who lives on milk is unskilled in the word of righteousness, since he is a child. But solid food is for the mature, for those who have their powers of discernment trained…

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2020 Day 83 – Hebrews 3-4 and Psalms 83

2020 Day 83 – Hebrews 3-4 and Psalms 83

Do you ever feel like nobody understands the struggles that you are facing in this life?  There is one understands everything and is our mediator.  “Seeing then that we have a great high priest, that is passed into the heavens, Jesus the Son of God, let us hold fast our profession. For we have not an high priest which cannot be touched with the feeling of our infirmities; but was in all points tempted like as we are, yet without sin. Let…

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2020 Day 82 – Hebrews 1-2 and Psalms 82

2020 Day 82 – Hebrews 1-2 and Psalms 82

When we hear the word “neglect”, we do not think of something positive. The Hebrew writer spoke of a neglect that would have eternal consequences. “how shall we escape if we neglect so great a salvation, which at the first began to be spoken by the Lord, and was confirmed to us by those who heard Him” (Hebrews 2:3) As Paul told the Romans, the source of that salvation is something we should be proud of. “For I am not…

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2020 Day 81 – Titus 1-3 and Psalms 81

2020 Day 81 – Titus 1-3 and Psalms 81

Salvation has been made available to all people.  “For the grace of God that bringeth salvation hath appeared to all men,” (Titus 2:11)  But there is a way that we must live to gain the salvation that is promised to all.  “Teaching us that, denying ungodliness and worldly lusts, we should live soberly, righteously, and godly, in this present world; Looking for that blessed hope, and the glorious appearing of the great God and our Saviour Jesus Christ; Who gave himself for us, that…

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2020 Day 80 – 2 Timothy 1-4 and Psalms 80

2020 Day 80 – 2 Timothy 1-4 and Psalms 80

There are things that each one of us fear in our lives.  In his second letter to Timothy, Paul said that with God’s guidance it does not have to be that way.  “For God hath not given us the spirit of fear; but of power, and of love, and of a sound mind.” (2 Timothy 1:7)  Peter also gave instruction to not fear if we are doing God’s will.  “Now who is there to harm you if you are zealous for…

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2020 Day 79 – 1 Timothy 4-6 and Psalms 79

2020 Day 79 – 1 Timothy 4-6 and Psalms 79

Doctors make recommendations that we get some exercise to help improve our health.  In his first letter to Timothy, Paul explains that there is something even better for us.  “for while bodily training is of some value, godliness is of value in every way, as it holds promise for the present life and also for the life to come.” (1 Timothy 4:8)  Then he tells what we should add along with godliness.  “But godliness with contentment is great gain” (1 Timothy…

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