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March 8- Read Psalm 13 At first glance, the beginning and end of this chapter don’t really seem to go together.  David is crying out to God asking when he will be delivered.  Verse 3 especially stands out, where he says, “Consider and hear me, O Lord my God: lighten mine eyes, lest I sleep […]

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February Devotionals

February 8—March 7 (28 days)   February 8—From Communion to Conquer Read 2 Samuel 8 We read in 2 Samuel 7 that the Lord gave David “rest round about from all his enemies.” During that time of rest, the prophet Nathan brought David Jehovah’s word, and David spent time in prayer. Now chapter 8 begins, […]

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January 8- Read I Chronicles 11 I have a couple quick observations regarding David’s mighty men listed in this chapter.  First, I find it interesting that Joab isn’t mentioned, although his brothers, Abishai and Asahel, are.  Joab was the leader of David’s army, a man feared by many, yet it appears that his wickedness keeps […]

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Dec. 8 – Hear! Hear! Hear! Read Psalm 81 Psalm 81 seems more familiar when one calls to mind the first stanzas of its only versification in our Psalter: #222.  “Now to God, our Strength and Savior, render praise and loudly sing,” and, “Let the trumpet, far resounding, this our festal day proclaim…”  This psalm […]

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November 8- Read Psalm 141 Psalm 141: 5–6 reads, “Let the righteous smite me; it shall be a kindness: and let him reprove me; it shall be an excellent oil, which shall not break my head: for yet my prayer also shall be in their calamities.  When their judges are overthrown in stony places, they […]

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Oct. 8 – A Tragic Day Read 1 Samuel 4 Proverbs 19:3 declares, “The foolishness of man perverteth his way: and his heart fretteth against the Lord.”  Thus was the case when the Philistines smote Israel.  Israel’s sin led to their defeat, but instead of repenting, they grumble: “Wherefore hath the Lord smitten us today […]

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September 8- Joshua 21 What we see in this chapter with the Levites can be applied to our ministers (and teachers) today.  The Levites were not given their own section in Canaan.  Instead, the other tribes were commanded to provide cities for them, much as our ministers today are provided for by the church.  I […]

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August 8—Judgement for the Oppressed Read Deuteronomy 24 Psalm 103:6 declares, “The Lord executeth righteousness and judgment for all that are oppressed.”  And in Isaiah 1:16–17 Jehovah commands his people, “Cease to do evil…learn to do well; seek judgment, relieve the oppressed, judge the fatherless, plead for the widow.”  Deuteronomy 24 is a list of […]

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July 8- Read Numbers 29 According to Matthew Henry, the Israelites had more ceremonies and special events in the seventh month than in any other.  There appears to be a few different reasons for this.  First, this month was the first month of the year until it changed when the Israelites came out of Egypt.  […]

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June 8 – Vow and Pay Read Leviticus 27 The principle throughout Leviticus 27 is this: if one vowed to dedicate someone or something to Jehovah and then changed his mind, he was required to pay the value of the offering plus 20 (one-fifth) percent interest to redeem it.  (God does not value the souls […]

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