2020 Day 193 – Deuteronomy 33-34 and Psalms 10

2020 Day 193 – Deuteronomy 33-34 and Psalms 10

We can be assured that whoever wins an election or gains some power on this earth, their power will only be temporary. The Psalmist reminds us that there is only one power that reins eternally. “The LORD is King for ever and ever: the heathen are perished out of his land.” (Psalms 10:16 KJV)  Today’s reading: Deuteronomy 33-34 and Psalms 10

2020 Day 192 – Deuteronomy 31-32 and Psalms 9

2020 Day 192 – Deuteronomy 31-32 and Psalms 9

Many times in scripture God is described as a rock.  “The Rock, his work is perfect, for all his ways are justice. A God of faithfulness and without iniquity, just and upright is he.” (Deuteronomy 32:4)  Hannah included the comparison in her prayer.  “There is none holy like the LORD: for there is none besides you; there is no rock like our God.” (1 Samuel 2:2)  David had a song about God saving him from his enemies that included a rock.  “And he said, The LORD…

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2020 Day 191 – Deuteronomy 29-30 and Psalms 8

2020 Day 191 – Deuteronomy 29-30 and Psalms 8

God sent His words to the people thru Moses.  “These are the words of the covenant that the LORD commanded Moses to make with the people of Israel in the land of Moab, besides the covenant that he had made with them at Horeb.” (Deuteronomy 29:1)  He told them that anything they needed to know He would share with them, but some things only God knows.  “The secret things belong to the LORD our God, but the things that are revealed belong to…

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2020 Day 190 – Deuteronomy 27-28 and Psalms 7

2020 Day 190 – Deuteronomy 27-28 and Psalms 7

As they were given the Promised Land, God also gave the people commands of what he expected of them.  “And it shall come to pass, if thou shalt hearken diligently unto the voice of the LORD thy God, to observe and to do all his commandments which I command thee this day, that the LORD thy God will set thee on high above all nations of the earth: And all these blessings shall come on thee, and overtake thee, if thou shalt…

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2020 Day 189 – Deuteronomy 25-26 and Psalms 6

2020 Day 189 – Deuteronomy 25-26 and Psalms 6

Like David we can have confidence in our Heavenly Father answering our prayers. “The LORD has heard my supplication; The LORD will receive my prayer.” (Psalms 6:9 NKJV) The answer may not look like we want or think it should be, but we must rememeber God knows what we need better than we know ourselves. “For My thoughts are not your thoughts, Nor are your ways My ways,” says the LORD. “For as the heavens are higher than the earth,…

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2020 Day 188 – Deuteronomy 23-24 and Psalms 5

2020 Day 188 – Deuteronomy 23-24 and Psalms 5

In this section of scripture we read very specific laws from God.  These Old Testament laws were made obsolete by our Savior on the cross.  “And you, who were dead in your trespasses and the uncircumcision of your flesh, God made alive together with him, having forgiven us all our trespasses, by canceling the record of debt that stood against us with its legal demands. This he set aside, nailing it to the cross.” (Colossians 2:13-14)  In the verses immediately prior to these…

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2020 Day 187 – Deuteronomy 21-22 and Psalms 4

2020 Day 187 – Deuteronomy 21-22 and Psalms 4

David had the best sleeping medicine known to man.  In Psalms 4:8 we read “In peace I will both lie down and sleep; for you alone, O LORD, make me dwell in safety.”  We can know just as David did that no matter what happens, God is in control.  He gives us life on this earth, but even more wonderful is the life we can have with Him in heaven one day if we follow His word.  (Psalms 3:8)  “Salvation belongs…

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2020 Day 186 – Deuteronomy 19-20 and Psalms 3

2020 Day 186 – Deuteronomy 19-20 and Psalms 3

When His people went to battle and were doing His will, God was with them.  “And when you draw near to the battle, the priest shall come forward and speak to the people and shall say to them, ‘Hear, O Israel, today you are drawing near for battle against your enemies: let not your heart faint. Do not fear or panic or be in dread of them, for the LORD your God is he who goes with you to fight for you against…

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2020 Day 185 – Deuteronomy 17-18 and Psalms 2

2020 Day 185 – Deuteronomy 17-18 and Psalms 2

God allowed His people to appoint a king like the nations around them, but He gave specific instructions for the king to follow.  Part of those instructions involved how to handle God’s words.  “And when he sits on the throne of his kingdom, he shall write for himself in a book a copy of this law, approved by the Levitical priests. And it shall be with him, and he shall read in it all the days of his life, that he may…

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2020 Day 184 – Deuteronomy 15-16 and Psalms 1

2020 Day 184 – Deuteronomy 15-16 and Psalms 1

Part of God’s command to the Israelite people was how they would handle those who were less fortunate.  “For there will never cease to be poor in the land. Therefore I command you, ‘You shall open wide your hand to your brother, to the needy and to the poor, in your land.’” (Deuteronomy 15:11)  We can read some Proverbs that also let us know God’s feeling toward those who share their blessings.  “Whoever is generous to the poor lends to the LORD, and…

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