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Month: January 2020

2020 Day 31 – John 1-2 and Psalms 31

2020 Day 31 – John 1-2 and Psalms 31

Without any form of light it is difficult for us to do anything good.  God’s word contains many comparisons between evil and darkness.  “The way of the wicked is like deep darkness; they do not know over what they stumble.” (Proverbs 4:19)  We read of Jesus being called the light that fights off darkness.  “The light shines in the darkness, and the darkness has not overcome it.” (John 1:5)  If we follow His perfect example in the way we live our life,…

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2020 Day 30 – Luke 23-24 and Psalms 30

2020 Day 30 – Luke 23-24 and Psalms 30

Jesus lived on this earth as the perfect example for us to follow.  As He was being crucified His forgiving heart was extremely evident.  “And Jesus said, “Father, forgive them, for they know not what they do.”… (Luke 23:34)  Forgiveness is one of the attitudes that are part of a true Christian’s character.  It is also a command that we must follow if we want the same in return.  “For if you forgive others their trespasses, your heavenly Father will…

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2020 Day 29 – Luke 21-22 and Psalms 29

2020 Day 29 – Luke 21-22 and Psalms 29

At times we may have good intentions and sincere motives, but our actions do not follow.  Jesus warned Peter that this could happen.  “Watch and pray that you may not enter into temptation. The spirit indeed is willing, but the flesh is weak.” (Matthew 26:41)  Before Jesus made this statement, Peter was adamant that he would not deny the Christ.  “Peter said to him, ‘Lord, I am ready to go with you both to prison and to death.”’ (Luke 22:33)  When the pressure…

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2020 Day 28 – Luke 19-20 and Psalms 28

2020 Day 28 – Luke 19-20 and Psalms 28

Zacchaeus was a chief tax collector.  In those days someone with that type of job was thought to be a sinner.  We do not know if Zacchaeus cheated people like others with similar jobs, but he at least had that reputation.  Jesus spent time at the home of Zacchaeus and that caused some talking.  “And when they saw it, they all grumbled, ‘He has gone in to be the guest of a man who is a sinner.”’ (Luke 19:7)  Jesus let them…

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2020 Day 27 – Luke 17-18 and Psalms 27

2020 Day 27 – Luke 17-18 and Psalms 27

Jesus explained our responsibility to others who sin against us.  “Pay attention to yourselves! If your brother sins, rebuke him, and if he repents, forgive him, and if he sins against you seven times in the day, and turns to you seven times, saying, ‘I repent,’ you must forgive him.” (Luke 17:3-4)  At another time He also explained additional motivation we have for forgiving others.  “For if you forgive others their trespasses, your heavenly Father will also forgive you, but if you do…

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2020 Day 26 – Luke 15-16 and Psalms 26

2020 Day 26 – Luke 15-16 and Psalms 26

Three of Jesus’ parables are recorded in Luke chapter 15.  All three are about the importance of a single lost soul being saved and the rejoicing that comes with it.  “Just so, I tell you, there will be more joy in heaven over one sinner who repents than over ninety-nine righteous persons who need no repentance.” (Luke 15:7)  Our Heavenly Father wants everyone to be saved and gives us all opportunity for salvation from our sins.  “The Lord is not slack concerning…

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2020 Day 25 – Luke 13-14 and Psalms 25

2020 Day 25 – Luke 13-14 and Psalms 25

Jesus was asked if only a few people would be saved.  He answered by making a comparison to a master and a door.  “Strive to enter through the narrow door. For many, I tell you, will seek to enter and will not be able.  When once the master of the house has risen and shut the door, and you begin to stand outside and to knock at the door, saying, ‘Lord, open to us,’ then he will answer you, ‘I…

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2020 Day 24 – Luke 11-12 and Psalms 24

2020 Day 24 – Luke 11-12 and Psalms 24

Jesus told His disciples not to be worried about anything because God is in control.  “And do not seek what you are to eat and what you are to drink, nor be worried.  For all the nations of the world seek after these things, and your Father knows that you need them.  Instead, seek his kingdom, and these things will be added to you.” (Luke 12:29-31)  If we seek to serve Him like He told these disciples, our treasure and our…

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2020 Day 23 – Luke 9-10 and Psalms 23

2020 Day 23 – Luke 9-10 and Psalms 23

When Jesus was asked which was the greatest commandment, He gave the answer and also gave the second greatest commandment.  “And you shall love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind and with all your strength.’  The second is this: ‘You shall love your neighbor as yourself.’ There is no other commandment greater than these.” (Mark 12:30-31)  For Him to share with them the next commandment as well must mean…

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2020 Day 22 – Luke 7-8 and Psalms 22

2020 Day 22 – Luke 7-8 and Psalms 22

When a Pharisee named Simon questioned in his mind why Jesus would allow a sinful woman to wash his feet or even come close to him, Jesus answered him with a parable. “And Jesus answering said unto him, Simon, I have somewhat to say unto thee. And he saith, Master, say on. There was a certain creditor which had two debtors: the one owed five hundred pence, and the other fifty. And when they had nothing to pay, he frankly…

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