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Month: July 2020

2020 Day 213 – 1 Samuel 10-12 and Psalms 30

2020 Day 213 – 1 Samuel 10-12 and Psalms 30

We have all heard the saying that you can lead a horse to water but you can not make him drink.  If you have ever tried to lead a mule you know how obstinate they can be when they set their mind to something.  In Psalm 32 David tells us to not be like those animals.  “Be not like a horse or a mule, without understanding, which must be curbed with bit and bridle, or it will not stay near…

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2020 Day 212 – 1 Samuel 7-9 and Psalms 29

2020 Day 212 – 1 Samuel 7-9 and Psalms 29

Sometimes we think what we want is what we need.  We see this from the Israelites in 1st Samuel chapter 8.  “But the thing displeased Samuel, when they said, Give us a king to judge us. And Samuel prayed unto the LORD.  And the LORD said unto Samuel, Hearken unto the voice of the people in all that they say unto thee: for they have not rejected thee, but they have rejected me, that I should not reign over them.” (1Samuel 8:6-7)…

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2020 Day 211 – 1 Samuel 4-6 and Psalms 28

2020 Day 211 – 1 Samuel 4-6 and Psalms 28

In Psalm 29 we find more of David’s words showing his love for God.  “Ascribe to the LORD the glory due his name; worship the LORD in the splendor of holiness.” (Psalms 29:2)  How do we give God the glory that He is due?  One way is what David mentioned, with our worship.  Another way we can give Him glory is living our life with hearts that are humble and appreciative of all He does for us.  David talks about the…

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2020 Day 210 – 1 Samuel 1-3 and Psalms 27

2020 Day 210 – 1 Samuel 1-3 and Psalms 27

In 1 Samuel chapter 3, Samuel heard a voice speaking to him.  He went to Eli the priest and asked him what he wanted because he thought Eli was the one talking to him.  After three times of this happening, Eli knew that it was God speaking and told Samuel that the next time he heard the voice to say “Speak, LORD, for your servant hears.”  Samuel did as he was told and God spoke to him.  We will not…

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2020 Day 209 – Ruth 1-4 and Psalms 26

2020 Day 209 – Ruth 1-4 and Psalms 26

In the book of Ruth we see another instance of what seems to be God’s providence at work.  After Naomi’s husband and two sons died, she said that “the hand of the LORD has gone out against me.” (Ruth 1:13)  Little did she know that Jesus would be born thru the lineage of her daughter-in-law Ruth. (Matthew 1:5) Naomi was going back to Bethlehem and she told both of her daughter-in-laws to go back to their home country.  Orpah did as…

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2020 Day 208 – Judges 19-21 and Psalms 25

2020 Day 208 – Judges 19-21 and Psalms 25

Psalm 25 is another psalm credited to David that we do not know the circumstances under which it was written.  Many times when David shares what is on his mind, we see the humbleness and desire to please God.  These words are ones we could rightly repeat for ourselves today.  “Shew me thy ways, O LORD; teach me thy paths.  Lead me in thy truth, and teach me: for thou art the God of my salvation; on thee do I…

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2020 Day 207 – Judges 16-18 and Psalms 24

2020 Day 207 – Judges 16-18 and Psalms 24

Early in this section of the book of Judges is a statement that gets repeated at the end of the book.  “In those days there was no king in Israel. Everyone did what was right in his own eyes.” (Judges 17:6,21:25)  In between these two verses we read of a lot of evil that was done and what could happen when a nation has no rulers.  We do not always agree with our government and the laws of the land, but we are…

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2020 Day 206 – Judges 13-15 and Psalms 23

2020 Day 206 – Judges 13-15 and Psalms 23

The Lord is my Shepherd!  Psalm 23 is another psalm credited to David.  It is not known when it was written.  It would be fitting during times of prosperity or times of adversity.  It would be fitting for any of us to repeat at any time in our own lives. The LORD is my shepherd; I shall not want.  He maketh me to lie down in green pastures: he leadeth me beside the still waters.  He restoreth my soul: he…

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2020 Day 205 – Judges 10-12 and Psalms 22

2020 Day 205 – Judges 10-12 and Psalms 22

Monoah is probably not a name you easily recognize, but what about his son,  Samson?  We know the story of how strong Samson was and that he lost his strength when his hair was cut off.  Did any of you other guys ever want to let your hair grow long to see if it made you stronger?  Well before Samson became this strong man, his mother was approached by an angel who said “Behold, you are barren and have not…

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2020 Day 204 – Judges 7-9 and Psalms 21

2020 Day 204 – Judges 7-9 and Psalms 21

Gideon was about to lead his army to fight the Midianites.  God wanted fewer men to go to fight so He could show His power.  What method did he use to decide who would go fight?  The first way was just to ask who was scared and let those people go home.  The number of men left was still too many so He then narrowed them down by how they drank water.  “So he brought the people down to the…

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