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2020 Day 289 – Song of Solomon 1-4 and Psalms 106

2020 Day 289 – Song of Solomon 1-4 and Psalms 106

Have you ever sung the song that includes the words “Jesus, Rose of Sharon” and wondered where that phrase came from?  The only place “rose of Sharon” is found in the Bible is here in Song of Solomon.  “I am a rose of Sharon, a lily of the valleys.” (Song of Solomon 2:1)  Apologetics Press has a good article on the topic here: https://apologeticspress.org/apcontent.aspx?category=10&article=842 Today’s reading: Song of Solomon 1-4 and Psalms 106 WVBS video – How to Read the Bible; Poetic…

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2020 Day 284 – Job 35-37 and Psalms 101

2020 Day 284 – Job 35-37 and Psalms 101

Elihu rebukes Job and gives his opinion about how Job has reacted to all of his suffering.  He felt that Job’s opinion of himself was that he was more righteous than God.  “Thinkest thou this to be right, that thou saidst, My righteousness is more than God’s?” (Job 35:2)  We do not read anywhere that Job had made a statement like this, but Elihu seemed to think that was how he acted.  Elihu does make some good points about God’s awesome…

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2020 Day 274 – Esther 6-10 and Psalms 91

2020 Day 274 – Esther 6-10 and Psalms 91

Mordecai became honored and loved because he unselfishly used what he had to help all Jews.  “For Mordecai the Jew was second in rank to King Ahasuerus, and he was great among the Jews and popular with the multitude of his brothers, for he sought the welfare of his people and spoke peace to all his people.” (Esther 10:3)  Paul tells us to also live unselfishly and strive to be like the greatest Servant that man has ever known.  “Do nothing from selfish…

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2020 Day 273 – Esther 1-5 and Psalms 90

2020 Day 273 – Esther 1-5 and Psalms 90

Esther was about to risk her life and go before the king to beg for safety of the Jews.  She gave Mordecai orders on what to do first.  “Go, gather all the Jews to be found in Susa, and hold a fast on my behalf, and do not eat or drink for three days, night or day. I and my young women will also fast as you do. Then I will go to the king, though it is against the law, and…

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2020 Day 271 – Nehemiah 9-11 and Psalms 88

2020 Day 271 – Nehemiah 9-11 and Psalms 88

God’s people began showing an attitude of gratefulness to Him and listing some of the great things He had done.  “You are the LORD, you alone. You have made heaven, the heaven of heavens, with all their host, the earth and all that is on it, the seas and all that is in them; and you preserve all of them; and the host of heaven worships you.” (Nehemiah 9:6)  Their attitude at this time also included humbleness and acknowledgement of the wrong…

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2020 Day 267 – Ezra 4-6 and Psalms 84

2020 Day 267 – Ezra 4-6 and Psalms 84

Merriam-Webster dictionary defines the word beatitude as “a state of utmost bliss”.  When we hear “beatitudes” we normally think of Jesus’ words in Matthew chapter 5, but there are other beatitudes found in God’s word.  Psalms chapter 84 has a few of these. “Blessed are those who dwell in your house, ever singing your praise! Selah” (Psalms 84:4)  The primary purpose of worship to our Heavenly Father is to glorify Him, but in doing so we are uplifted by honoring the One…

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2020 Day 265 – 2 Chronicles 34-36 and Psalms 82

2020 Day 265 – 2 Chronicles 34-36 and Psalms 82

When Josiah was king he followed God’s commands, but later found out that there were parts of God’s word that he was not aware of.  “Then Shaphan the secretary told the king, ‘Hilkiah the priest has given me a book.’ And Shaphan read from it before the king. And when the king heard the words of the Law, he tore his clothes. And the king commanded Hilkiah, Ahikam the son of Shaphan, Abdon the son of Micah, Shaphan the secretary, and Asaiah the king’s…

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2020 Day 264 – 2 Chronicles 31-33 and Psalms 81

2020 Day 264 – 2 Chronicles 31-33 and Psalms 81

It is hard to imagine how anyone could hate the Creator and Sustainer of this earth, but the Psalmist describes people that do.  “The haters of the Lord would pretend submission to Him, But their fate would endure forever.” (Psalms 81:15)  Jesus told us that someone who had that feeling towards His Father had the same feeling toward the Son.  “Whoever hates me hates my Father also.” (John 15:23)  He also told us why a person would hate something so good.  “For everyone who does…

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2020 Day 263 – 2 Chronicles 28-30 and Psalms 80

2020 Day 263 – 2 Chronicles 28-30 and Psalms 80

King Hezekiah worked to bring the people of Israel and Judah back to serving the Lord.    “Hezekiah sent to all Israel and Judah, and wrote letters also to Ephraim and Manasseh, that they should come to the house of the LORD at Jerusalem to keep the Passover to the LORD, the God of Israel.” (2 Chronicles 30:1)  “So they decreed to make a proclamation throughout all Israel, from Beersheba to Dan, that the people should come and keep the Passover to the…

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2020 Day 262 – 2 Chronicles 25-27 and Psalms 79

2020 Day 262 – 2 Chronicles 25-27 and Psalms 79

Uzziah was following God when he started his reign as king.  “And he did what was right in the eyes of the LORD, according to all that his father Amaziah had done.” (2 Chronicles 26:4)  But as God continued to bless him, Uzziah’s attitude changed.  “But when he was strong, he grew proud, to his destruction. For he was unfaithful to the LORD his God and entered the temple of the LORD to burn incense on the altar of incense.” (2 Chronicles 26:16)  Pride is…

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