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April 4 Read Joshua 1:1-4 The conquest of the land of Canaan is about to begin. Moses, who led the people up to this point died on Mt. Nebo. He was shown the land of Canaan, but might not lead the people into it. Because of his sin of striking the rock in disobedience, he was […]

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February 16 Read Exodus 19:1-6 The Israelites traveled from Rephidim to the wilderness of Sinai, a distance of about one hundred fifty miles and encamped at the foot of the mountain. Moses ascends the mount to receive instructions from God regarding the preparations for receiving the Law of God. The people must realize their relation […]

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February 5 Read Daniel 3:13-18 Nebuchadnezzar, king of heathen Babylon and symbol of the power of this world issued an edict “Worship my golden image.” Three young Jewish lads, Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego were faced with the choice to worship this image or be cast into a fiery furnace. Did they attempt to compromise a bit […]

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January 5 Read Exodus 10:1-6 The fearful plague of thunderings and hail had ceased, and once again we read that Pharaoh hardened his heart. This was sovereignly ordained by God, for he instructed Moses to go again to Pharaoh in order to reveal to him and all people the power of God. Moses then describes […]

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May 1 Read Matthew 4:1-11 For our meditations this month we will listen to the words of Jesus that He spoke during His early ministry on earth. One of the first instances is His answers to the devil, who tempted Him in the wilderness. The devil sought to undermine His earthly mission and to cause […]

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April 1 Read Psalm 86:12-15 We often come across the terms longsuffering and forbearance in Scripture. Both of these words as they stand by themselves are neutral, having in common the idea of restraining oneself or holding oneself in check. Therefore they can refer to a restraining of oneself either in anger or love. However, […]

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March 1 Read Psalm 119:17-24 For this series of meditations we plan to discuss in brief some of the names, attributes and virtues of God. These can in no wise be in-depth theological treatises on the unspeakable glorious being that is God, nor will we attempt to debate all the distinctions between these terms. We […]

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 July 1 Read Hebrews 2:1-4 Our meditations this month will center on the miracles of Jesus during His earthly ministry. Commentators have written volumes on definitions and categories of miracles. Miracles abound throughout the entire Scripture and may possibly be defined as an extra-ordinary work of God that is essentially a sign and wonder of […]

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The parables of Jesus will be the topic of our meditations this month and we will try to treat one each day. We realize that it is quite impossible to do full justice to them in this fashion. However, we will focus on the main thrust of each parable and if your interest has been […]

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March 1 Read II Timothy 1:12-14 For our meditations this month we will treat the topic of faith. This great gift of God has many aspects. We hope to define it, examine it, determine whom the objects are, what it produces, how it is worked, and in whom is this faith exemplified in Scripture. It […]

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July 1 Read Romans 10:1 –11 The theme of this month’s devotionals is the confession of our faith. This can take various forms, as we shall see when we examine each day the confessions of various saints in Scripture. It is our desire that the gift of faith be stimulated in those who have publicly […]

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December 1 Read Exodus 10:1-6 The fearful plague of thunderings and hail had ceased, and once again we read that Pharaoh hardened his heart. This was sovereignly ordained by God, for He instructed Moses to go again to Pharaoh in order to reveal to him and all people the power of God. Moses then describes […]

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July 1 Read Genesis 20:1-7 After the destruction of Sodom and Gomorrah, Abraham went south to a city called Gerar in the land of the Philistines. Once again this hero of faith fell into the same sin to which he succumbed in the land of Egypt by introducing his wife as his sister. As a […]

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April 1 Read Genesis 3:15-21 This is one of the best known verses in Scripture and what volumes of comfort it speaks to us. Our first parents, Adam and Eve, succumbed to the devil’s lie, plunging themselves and the entire human race into sin. They were filled with dread and were painfully aware of their […]

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Meditations on the Epistle of James  January 1 Read Isaiah 41 :8-13 On this New Year’s Day we turn momentarily from our study of the epistle of James to these beautiful words from Isaiah 41:10, “Fear thou not; for I am with thee: be not dismayed; for I am thy God….” This was a comforting […]

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The Song of Zion

A Psalter-Psalm Devotional of Praise to Our Sovereign, Covenant God December 1 Read John 15:16-19 James 1:1 We begin this series of meditations on the general epistle of James, with the prayer that we may better understand what the Spirit is saying to the church of Jesus Christ, of which we are living members, and […]

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The Song of Zion

A Psalter-Psalm Devotional of Praise to Our Sovereign Covenant God May 1 Read Luke 1:67-75 Psalm 132:17 & 18 This psalm concludes with God’s promise to make the horn of David to bud. Picture for a moment a male deer, who in early spring looks very ordinary and harmless as his female counterpart. But soon […]

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The Song of Zion

A Psalter-Psalm Devotional of Praise to Our Sovereign Covenant God April 1 Read Psalm 125, Zechariah 2:1-5 Psalm 125:1-2 If there is any doubt in your mind about the important doctrine of perseverance or preservation of the saints, these verses ought to dispel it conclusively. They that trust in the Lord, His church, His elect, […]

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The Song of Zion

A Psalter-Psalm Devotional of Praise to Our Sovereign Covenant God October 1 Read Psalm 108 Psalm 108:1-2 Did you know that this psalm in its entirety is parts of two other psalms? Verses l through 5 are found in Psalm 57 and we read verses 6 through 13 in Psalm 60. They are nearly identical, […]

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For our meditations this month, we will briefly look at Biblical words and concepts that begin with the letter “C.   September 1 Read II Peter 1:1-12 CALLING—Simply put, this is the act of one who calls. But it can also mean a vocation or a summons, and the Bible usually refers to it in […]

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For our meditations this month we will briefly look at some Biblical words that begin with the letter “B.”   March 1 Read Psalm 8 (note vs. 2) BABES—What a familiar term with which we begin our meditations this month. We all know what babies are. Everyone of us enters the world as babes. We […]

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Since the month of August begins with the letter ‘A,’ we have chosen Biblical words beginning with the same letter for our daily meditations. August 1 Abide    This means to dwell or continue. The travelers to Emmaus constrained Jesus to abide with them, and when He did so, their eyes were opened and they knew […]

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June 1 Read Psalm 103:1-5 This Psalm begins with an exhortation for us to bless the Lord. To bless God means something quite different from God blessing us, for God is no creature, and to bless means basically to call well or good. We cannot add anything to God, but we can say that He […]

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