Monthly Archives: May 2013

Ten Times Better

Re: Verse reading–Daniel 1 (day four) 2 Chronicles 16:9 says, “For the eyes of the Lord move to and fro throughout the earth that He might strongly support those whose heart is completely His.” Certainly, the Lord saw Daniel, Hananiah, … Continue reading

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Here

Re: Verse reading–Daniel 1 (day three) “[Daniel] asked the chief official for permission not to defile himself this way.”  The scriptures tell us that “Daniel resolved not to defile himself.”  As undesirable as the circumstances appeared to Daniel, his first … Continue reading

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Are You Hopeful?

Re: Verse reading–Daniel 1 (day two) “…The Lord handed Jehoiakim king of Judah over to him…” Jehoiakim’s name means “the LORD raises up.” He didn’t choose to be king of Judah. His father, King Josiah, was killed in battle. His … Continue reading

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No compromise

Re: Verse reading–Daniel 1 (day one) “But Daniel resolved that he would not defile himself”  (v 8)  Handsome, young, gifted man.  Opportunity for advancement in a secular culture.  The price?  Accomodate his beliefs.  Compromise the commandments of God.   It is … Continue reading

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Enduring love

Re: Verse reading–Psalm 118 (day seven) “Give thanks to the Lord, for he is good; his love endures forever.”  (v 1)  God’s love is not partial or temporary.  God’s love is resilient, undiluted and permanent!  It is how we survive.  The … Continue reading

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Christian assertiveness

Re: Verse reading–Psalm 118 (day six) “The Lord is with me. . .  I will look in triumph on my enemies.   (vs 7)  Assertiveness is a good thing.  In the right moment, it is a Christ-like thing.  It is not … Continue reading

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Message of Christ

Re: Verse reading–Psalm 118 (day four) Psalm 118 is the final psalm of the Egyptian Hallel (praise), chapters 113-118.  It was recited or sung at the Passover by every Jewish family.  118 was the last psalm recited, following the final … Continue reading

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Sing-along

Re: Verse reading–Psalm 118 (day three) “From the house of the Lord we bless you.”  A friend of mine, in commenting a few days ago on verses 26 and 27 of this Psalm, which give us a picture of people … Continue reading

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Paper Prayer Chain

Re: Verse reading–Psalm 118 (day two) It’s not the prayer chain that consists of five people I call to alert everyone of a need for prayer. It’s a prayer chain hanging from the wall in my kitchen. Each paper link … Continue reading

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Praise and problems

Re: Verse reading–Psalm 118 (day one) “Give thanks to the Lord, for he is good; his love endures forever. . .They (the nations) swarmed around me like bees. . .the stone that the builders rejected has become the capstone. . … Continue reading

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