Monthly Archives: March 2016

Discernment

Re:Verse reading–Joshua 9 (day four) Discernment is one of those Christ-like character qualities that can keep us on the narrow track of obedience.  Discernment is being able to see both sides of an issue and then, through the filter of God’s … Continue reading

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Today

Re:Verse reading–Joshua 9 (day three) “They resorted to a ruse.”  The Gibeonites were attempting to stay alive–and they succeeded.  The Israelites did not attempt to learn wisdom from God to see through this charade, but that’s not the Gibeonites’ fault.  In … Continue reading

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Buyer Beware

Re:Verse reading–Joshua 9 (day two) So the men of Israel took some of their provisions, and did not ask for the counsel of the Lord. vs. 14  Then Joshua called for them and spoke to them, saying, “Why have you deceived us, saying, ‘We are very … Continue reading

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Deceived? Don’t be.

Re:Verse reading–Joshua 9 (day one) “When the inhabitants of Gibeon heard what Joshua had done to Jericho. . .they acted craftily.”–v 3-4. One of Satan’s oldest strategies.  Snake-like subtlety.  “You won’t die”, he whispered to Eve (Genesis 3).  “It won’t … Continue reading

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Stone sermon

Re:Verse reading–Mark 15:16-20, 24-40; Mark 16:1-8 (day seven) “When they looked up, they saw the stone, which was very large, had been rolled away.”–16:4 It was an object lesson. One of many on that history-shattering morning. Silent, powerful testimony.  The … Continue reading

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Achan and the Cross

Re:Verse reading–Joshua 7, Mark 15:16-20, 24-40; Mark 16:1-8 day six) Achan’s sin is catastrophic. Thirty-six people died, not including he and his family, as a result of his disobedience. Like a cancer it spread, and although it began with him, … Continue reading

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Good Friday

Re:Verse reading–Mark 15:16-20, 24-40; Mark 16:1-8 day five) As believers, the Empty Tomb is the pivotal picture of our faith, hope, and life. But, before it was empty, it was occupied. The scripture tells us in all four of the … Continue reading

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Door of Hope

Re:Verse reading–Joshua 7 (day four) Achan had sinned.  God had commanded the Israelites not to take any spoil from Jericho.  He warned them that if they disobeyed Him He would not conquer the enemies before them.  When the children of … Continue reading

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Do

Re:Verse reading–Joshua 7 (day three) “What are you doing down on your face?”  When is it time to be done with prayer?  The answer is the one the Lord gives to Joshua: When prayer becomes a substitute for doing what … Continue reading

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The Joy Before Him

Re:Verse reading–Mark 15:16-20, 24-40; Mark 16:1-8 (Holy Week reading, day two) Those passing by were hurling abuse at Him, wagging their heads, and saying, “Ha! You who are going to destroy the temple and rebuild it in three days,  save Yourself, and come down from the cross!” … Continue reading

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