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Month: March 2020

2020 Day 91 – 1 Peter 1-3 and Psalms 91

2020 Day 91 – 1 Peter 1-3 and Psalms 91

We all have things that give us joy, but James has an idea of joyous occasions that might seem odd.  “My brethren, count it all joy when ye fall into divers temptations; Knowing this, that the trying of your faith worketh patience.” (James 1:2-3)  Peter also talks about our faith being tried and how great that can be for us.  “In this you rejoice, though now for a little while, if necessary, you have been grieved by various trials, so that the tested genuineness of…

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2020 Day 90 – James 4-5 and Psalms 90

2020 Day 90 – James 4-5 and Psalms 90

The power of prayer is often doubted and neglected.  James reminds us of the power that exists in taking our needs to God.  “Confess your faults one to another, and pray one for another, that ye may be healed. The effectual fervent prayer of a righteous man availeth much.” (James 5:16)  Similarly Paul encourages us to take everything to God first.  “do not be anxious about anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to…

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2020 Day 89 – James 1-3 and Psalms 89

2020 Day 89 – James 1-3 and Psalms 89

Have you ever wished you were a little bit wiser?  James tells us there is a way to take care of that.  “If any of you lacks wisdom, let him ask God, who gives generously to all without reproach, and it will be given him.” (James 1:5)  He does put a condition on these requests.  “But let him ask in faith, with no doubting, for the one who doubts is like a wave of the sea that is driven and tossed by the…

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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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