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God’s Battle Ax

The One Year® Chronological Bible, NKJV (Tyndale, 2013), August 14 No man or nation is completely free to do as he or it wills. The fall of man has so short-circuited the wiring of individuals (and thus cultures) that every person or nation—left to him- or itself—will...

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The Latent Power of Jealousy

The One Year Chronological Bible, NKJV (Tyndale, 2013), August 13 God judges nations in relation to their treatment of Israel, “For the Day of the LORD upon all the nations is near; as you have done, it shall be done to you; Your reprisal shall return upon your own...

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Jeremiah 29:11 in Context

The One Year® Chronological Bible, NKJV (Tyndale, 2013), August 12 Context always dictates interpretation, and interpretation determines application. Therefore, to correctly apply Jeremiah 29:11, “‘For I know the thoughts that I think toward you,’ says the LORD,...

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A Nation Running Out of Time

The One Year® Chronological Bible, NKJV (Tyndale, 2013), August 11 Judah’s days as a nation are numbered. King Jehoiachin, his family, and 10,000 of his people have been “hurled out” of the land and taken prisoner to Babylon. While the remnant under Zedekiah think...

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The Answer to THE Age-old Question

The One Year® Chronological Bible, NKJV (Tyndale, 2013), August 9 Jeremiah presents a question asked by the righteous in every generation: “Why does the way of the wicked prosper? Why are those happy who deal so treacherously?” (Jeremiah 12:1b) The wicked often appear...

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Distorted Worship

The One Year® Chronological Bible, NKJV (Tyndale, 2013), August 8 You may not have a “god” on a shelf, but you still may be trusting in the fraudulent claims of an idol. An idol is anything a person trusts in, other than God, for health, safety, protection, security,...

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The Golden Image of Intolerance

The One Year® Chronological Bible, NKJV (Tyndale, 2013), August 7 Daniel and his friends live in a nation of intolerance. Nebuchadnezzar constructs a big, shiny, and expensive image and makes worship of this image public policy, “To you it is commanded, O peoples,...

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The Hardship of Ministry

The One Year® Chronological Bible, NKJV (Tyndale, 2013), August 6 Jeremiah has just delivered one of his strongest messages to date. He promises disaster, while the false prophets tell the people that God will not act against Israel, for the sake of His temple. He...

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God Rescues From Selfish Ambition

The One Year® Chronological Bible (Tyndale, 2013), August 5 The word that Jeremiah the prophet spoke to Baruch the son of Neriah, when he had written these words in a book at the instruction of Jeremiah, in the fourth year of Jehoiakim the son of Josiah, king of...

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When God Sweeps Away the Earth

The One Year® Chronological Bible, NKJV (Tyndale, 2013), August 3 Zephaniah begins prophesying 40-50 years prior to the Babylonian captivity. He speaks of a coming day ("the day of the LORD" is mentioned at least twelve times in the book of Zephaniah)—a day when God...

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The “Tough Love” of God

The One Year® Chronological Bible, NKJV (Tyndale, 2013) - August 2 Sometimes love isn’t tender and sweet; sometimes love is tough. Sometimes God’s love is tough. People may not like to think of God’s tough love, but it is what it is. God speaks to the king’s family in...

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The Tale of Two Cities

The One Year® Chronological Bible, NKJV (Tyndale, 2013), August 1 Josiah inherited a kingdom of idolatry. While cleansing the land of its comprehensive idolatry, however, the Book of the Law was discovered in the Temple (hidden in the place where it should have been...

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Looking for Truth

The One Year® Chronological Bible, NKJV (Tyndale, 2013), July 31 The LORD commands that a search be made of Jerusalem to see if the city possessed one person “who executes judgment, who seeks the truth” (Jer. 5:1). Sadly, in the holy city that houses Israel’s temple...

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Fired Up Prophets

The One Year® Chronological Bible, NKJV (Tyndale, 2013), July 30 When God calls Jeremiah, He puts His words in Jeremiah’s mouth, and they burn like fire. The false prophets, however, produce only wind, “‘And the prophets become wind, for the word is not in them. Thus...

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Forsaken God

The One Year® Chronological Bible, NKJV (Tyndale, 2013), July 29 Adam and Eve are born with needs: aesthetic, physical, relational, and spiritual. God meets each of those needs in the garden of Eden. The garden is beautiful and plentiful, and they walk with God in its...

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