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Month: June 2020

2020 Day 182 – Deuteronomy 11-12 and Proverbs 30

2020 Day 182 – Deuteronomy 11-12 and Proverbs 30

God gave specific instructions that He wanted His people to follow.  “These are the statutes and rules that you shall be careful to do in the land that the LORD, the God of your fathers, has given you to possess, all the days that you live on the earth.” (Deuteronomy 12:1)  At the end of those instructions being told, it was reiterated that He was serious about them following His instructions.  “Everything that I command you, you shall be careful to do. You shall…

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2020 Day 181 – Deuteronomy 9-10 and Proverbs 29

2020 Day 181 – Deuteronomy 9-10 and Proverbs 29

We have a proverb that reminds us where we can find protection.  “Every word of God proves true; he is a shield to those who take refuge in him.” (Proverbs 30:5)  There is a psalm that makes a very similar statement.  “This God—his way is perfect; the word of the LORD proves true; he is a shield for all those who take refuge in him.” (Psalms 18:30)  Jesus tells us that for that true and perfect word of God to be of any benefit…

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2020 Day 180 – Deuteronomy 7-8 and Proverbs 28

2020 Day 180 – Deuteronomy 7-8 and Proverbs 28

Moses warned the people to not let their riches cause them to become arrogant.  “Beware lest you say in your heart, ‘My power and the might of my hand have gotten me this wealth.’  You shall remember the LORD your God, for it is he who gives you power to get wealth, that he may confirm his covenant that he swore to your fathers, as it is this day.” (Deuteronomy 8:17-18)  In Proverbs we read a similar statement.  “Two things I ask of you;…

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2020 Day 179 – Deuteronomy 5-6 and Proverbs 27

2020 Day 179 – Deuteronomy 5-6 and Proverbs 27

As kids I’m sure we all heard the saying “sticks and stones may break my bones but words will never hurt me”.  God’s word tells us something different.  “Where no wood is, there the fire goeth out: so where there is no talebearer, the strife ceaseth. As coals are to burning coals, and wood to fire; so is a contentious man to kindle strife. The words of a talebearer are as wounds, and they go down into the innermost parts of the…

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2020 Day 178 – Deuteronomy 3-4 and Proverbs 26

2020 Day 178 – Deuteronomy 3-4 and Proverbs 26

As the Israelites were taking over the promised land, Moses reminded Joshua how they were able to accomplish this great feat.  “You shall not fear them, for it is the LORD your God who fights for you.” (Deuteronomy 3:22)  When some seemed to doubt Jesus power to raise a young girl from the dead, He also encouraged them to not be afraid.  “But overhearing what they said, Jesus said to the ruler of the synagogue, ‘Do not fear, only believe.’” (Mark 5:36)  Just like…

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2020 Day 177 – Deuteronomy 1-2 and Proverbs 25

2020 Day 177 – Deuteronomy 1-2 and Proverbs 25

Solomon was blessed with great wisdom and riches yet he knew staying humble was God’s will.  “Do not put yourself forward in the king’s presence or stand in the place of the great, for it is better to be told, “Come up here,” than to be put lower in the presence of a noble. What your eyes have seen” (Proverbs 25:6)  He warns us that getting an arrogant attitude will cause problems.  “Before destruction a man’s heart is haughty, but humility comes before…

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2020 Day 176 – Numbers 35-36 and Proverbs 24

2020 Day 176 – Numbers 35-36 and Proverbs 24

Twice in Proverbs chapter 24 Solomon tells us how we should feel toward those who do evil.  “Be not envious of evil men, nor desire to be with them, for their hearts devise violence, and their lips talk of trouble.” (Proverbs 24:1)  “Fret not yourself because of evildoers, and be not envious of the wicked, for the evil man has no future; the lamp of the wicked will be put out.” (Proverbs 24:19)  Paul told us thru his letter to the Romans what our future…

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2020 Day 175 – Numbers 33-34 and Proverbs 23

2020 Day 175 – Numbers 33-34 and Proverbs 23

When God let the Israelites go into the promised land, He commanded them what to do about the people already living there.  “then you shall drive out all the inhabitants of the land from before you and destroy all their figured stones and destroy all their metal images and demolish all their high places.” (Numbers 33:52)  He knew what bad influences could do to His people.  Paul also warned the Corinthians about this same thing.  “Do not be deceived: ‘Bad company ruins…

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2020 Day 174 – Numbers 31-32 and Proverbs 22

2020 Day 174 – Numbers 31-32 and Proverbs 22

The people of Reuben and of Gad desired to take their land before they crossed the Jordan.  “But Moses said to the people of Gad and to the people of Reuben, ‘Shall your brothers go to the war while you sit here?’” (Numbers 32:6)  Just like was expected of them, we are to help out those who are in need.  “Do not neglect to do good and to share what you have, for such sacrifices are pleasing to God.” (Hebrews 13:16)  Paul…

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2020 Day 173 – Numbers 29-30 and Proverbs 21

2020 Day 173 – Numbers 29-30 and Proverbs 21

We all have our own opinion about things, but there is only one opinion that matters.  “Every way of a man is right in his own eyes, but the LORD weighs the heart.” (Proverbs 21:2)  No matter how educated we might be, we still need help understanding how to live.  “Trust in the LORD with all your heart, and do not lean on your own understanding. In all your ways acknowledge him, and he will make straight your paths.” (Proverbs 3:5-6)  The Psalmist…

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