2019 Day 112 – Genesis 12-15

2019 Day 112 – Genesis 12-15

We think of Abraham as a man of great faith.  When he was still known as Abram, God had already promised him great things:  “And I will make of thee a great nation, and I will bless thee, and make thy name great; and thou shalt be a blessing:  And I will bless them that bless thee, and curse him that curseth thee: and in thee shall all families of the earth be blessed.” (Gen 12:2-3)  Then just a few…

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2019 Day 111 – Genesis 8-11

2019 Day 111 – Genesis 8-11

Noah and his wife, their sons and their wives were the only people left on the earth after the flood.  God had destroyed everything on the earth but these eight people and what was in the ark with them.  He used water to destroy everything, but left the rainbow as a reminder that he will never destroy the earth with water again.  By floating the ark, this same water is also what saved Noah and his family.  We can find…

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2019 Day 110 – Genesis 4-7

2019 Day 110 – Genesis 4-7

At times we don’t understand all the details of God’s plan.  I would say Noah also had some unanswered questions as he was building a huge boat with no way to float it. Genesis 6:22 tells us “Noah did this; he did all that God commanded him.”  It didn’t say “Noah did the parts of God’s commands that he liked.”  It says he did ALL that God commanded him.  If we want to serve Him, we have to follow all of His…

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2019 Day 109 – Genesis 1-3

2019 Day 109 – Genesis 1-3

This is where it all began.  No big bang or billions of years of evolving.  The world as we know it was created in 6 literal days.  Then as 1:31 states, “And God saw everything that he had made, and behold, it was very good…”  As we look around at His creation and count our many blessings, we can all agree it is very good. Today’s reading: Genesis 1-3

2019 Day 108 – Revelation 18-22

2019 Day 108 – Revelation 18-22

Much of what we read in the book of Revelation is figurative language.  The thousand year period referred to in chapter 20 is not a literal time, but the time of Jesus existence is literally eternal.  He (along with the Father and Spirit) existed before all things and will exist forever.  “I am the Alpha and the Omega, the first and the last, the beginning and the end.” (Revelation 22:13)  In Isaiah we see a similar statement from our Heavenly Father.  “Thus says…

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2019 Day 107 – Revelation 12-17

2019 Day 107 – Revelation 12-17

The Greek word that we get Nike from (νίκη) is found several times in the book of Revelation.  (Revelation 2:7, 2:11, 2:17, 2:26, 3:5, 3:12, 3:21)  Depending on the translation you are reading, it may be translated “overcome”, “conquer”, or something similar.  The Revelation was given to encourage those Christians to overcome and conquer the persecution they were facing.  “Do not fear what you are about to suffer. Behold, the devil is about to throw some of you into prison, that…

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2019 Day 106 – Revelation 7-11

2019 Day 106 – Revelation 7-11

In parts of the revelation that was shown to John, God was being praised.  “After this I looked, and behold, a great multitude that no one could number, from every nation, from all tribes and peoples and languages, standing before the throne and before the Lamb, clothed in white robes, with palm branches in their hands, and crying out with a loud voice, ‘Salvation belongs to our God who sits on the throne, and to the Lamb!’” (Revelation 7:9-10)  We can all enjoy…

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2019 Day 105 – Revelation 1-6

2019 Day 105 – Revelation 1-6

In the revelation that was shown to John, he saw twenty four elders fall down and worship God.  He shared what they said.  “Worthy are you, our Lord and God, to receive glory and honor and power, for you created all things, and by your will they existed and were created.” (Revelation 4:11)  Jesus told us how we can give God this glory that they are talking about.  “In the same way, let your light shine before others, so that they may see your…

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2019 Day 104 – Jude

2019 Day 104 – Jude

Jude wrote with a warning about false teachers.  “Beloved, although I was very eager to write to you about our common salvation, I found it necessary to write appealing to you to contend for the faith that was once for all delivered to the saints. For certain people have crept in unnoticed who long ago were designated for this condemnation, ungodly people, who pervert the grace of our God into sensuality and deny our only Master and Lord, Jesus Christ.” (Jude 1:3-4)  His…

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2019 Day 103 – 3 John

2019 Day 103 – 3 John

John, in his letter to Gaius, speaks of something that brought him the greatest joy.  “I have no greater joy than to hear that my children are walking in the truth.” (3 John 1:4)  John is speaking of some that he had helped teach the Word of God.  Solomon shared his wisdom on the effect of teaching God’s Word to children.  “Train up a child in the way he should go; even when he is old he will not depart from it.” (Proverbs 22:6)  Moses…

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