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September 8 – Read Jonah 2 Jonah had fallen deeply into sin by rejecting the command God gave him to preach at Nineveh, but in this chapter we see his spiritual strength. Even as he was in the fish’s belly, Jonah praised God with the words of the Psalms. He begins verse 2 similarly to […]

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August 8 Read 1 Kings 20 After defeating the Syrians, Ahab ignores God’s decree to kill Ben-Hadad and instead makes a treaty with him. We do not know the exact motive of Ahab here. Perhaps he thought that a friendship with Ben-Hadad would secure an alliance with Syria against common enemies, such as Assyria. But […]

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July 8- Read Ecclesiastes 3 What do you think about the idea of youth pastors? Can they be helpful for connecting with the young people in the congregation? Should we think about having something similar in our churches? We recently had a presentation done for our school by a youth pastor. Someone I was talking […]

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June 8 – July 7 (30 days); due April 20:   Jun 8—What’s Your Motive? Read Proverbs 21 Proverbs 21:1 teaches that the hearts of the rulers of this world are under the sovereign control of our God. What comfort! Not only are the hearts of kings open to him, however: “Every way of a […]

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May 8- Read 1 Kings 4 I remember talking about the immense amount of food Solomon’s court required when we read this in class. Verses 22 and 23 state, “And Solomon’s provision for one day was thirty measures of fine flour, and threescore measures of meal, ten fat oxen, and twenty oxen out of the […]

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Devotional April 8—May 7   April 8—“I am Prayer” Read Psalm 109 How do we reconcile Scripture’s command to love our enemies with Psalm 109’s seemingly vindictive tone? Notice, David does love these wicked, but they return evil for his good and hatred for his love (vv. 4–5). Likewise, our enemies must not be people […]

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December 9 Read Leviticus 15 As we continue through the ceremonial laws that God commanded Israel to keep, we come to a set of laws that concern the normal bodily functions of a man. In these functions Israel was pointed to their need for cleansing from sin. Christ fulfilled this need for us on the […]

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November 8 Read Exodus 24 This chapter begins the account of Moses meeting with God. Let us notice the words of the people before he went up Mount Sinai. “All the words which the LORD hath said will we do.” That is quite the confession of faith. And yet, time and time again, Israel failed […]

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October 6 Read Genesis 41 One of the truths brought out in the life of Joseph is that of the providence of God. Think about his life in his father’s house, his being sold into slavery, his stay in prison, and now his elevation to the second highest position in the kingdom. Then look at […]

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August 6 Read Psalm 137 Obviously this is a Psalm written about Israel’s captivity. It is a Psalm some would dismiss as unnecessary because of verses 7-9. But yet we should look at its words often. We are no different than Israel. We, too, deserve their fate because we walk in the same sins. We […]

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