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365 Devotional Entries

Protection for Women Falsely Accused

The One Year® Chronological Bible , NKJV (Tyndale, 2013), February 28  Feminists often accuse God of being a male chauvinist. They are misinformed. The LORD reveals His care for women who are falsely accused of adultery by ungrounded suspicions of jealous husbands: "If the spirit of jealousy comes upon him and he becomes jealous of his wife, who has defiled herself; or if the spirit of jealousy comes upon him and he becomes jealous of his wife, though she has not defiled... Read More
Posted by Blog Archive at Feb 28
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Organized Ministry

The One Year® Chronological Bible , NKJV (Tyndale, 2013), February 27  "And the LORD spoke to Moses, saying: 'Bring the tribe of Levi near, and present them to Aaron the priest, that they may serve him"" (Num. 3:5-6). No one likes to move. Moving involves packing, sorting, discarding, and serious planning. Imagine the planning and work it would take to move the Israelites in the wilderness. In the midst of all the moving, Israel had also the task of moving... Read More
Posted by Blog Archive at Feb 27
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Mass Communication

The One Year® Chronological Bible , NKJV (Tyndale, 2013), February 26  God is the great Organizer. Creation reveals His organizational skills as He forms the heavens and the earth and then fills them with life. Throughout the process He creates systems (solar system, ecological system, reproductive systems, biological systems) which He has sustained for thousands of years. The Lord gave Israel a number of systems during their first year while they camped at Mount Sinai: the... Read More
Posted by Blog Archive at Feb 26
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Want Blessing?

The One Year® Chronological Bible, NKJV (Tyndale, 2013), February 25 Israel camps around the Sinai area for a number of months while Moses meets with God on the mount until the Tent of Meeting is constructed. God lays out the rules and regulations for Israel's spiritual and communal life. Moses administers the first census, to determine how many people have come out of Egypt, and the camp is organized according to God's instructions. God's final message to Israel... Read More
Posted by Blog Archive at Feb 25
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What's On Your Calendar?

The One Year® Chronological Bible, NKJV (Tyndale, 2013), February 24  Celebrating birthdays reminds each person of their entry into family. Annual events such as Christmas, Easter, and Thanksgiving remind families of past events that impact their present wellbeing and connect families to the greater community of celebrants. The Lord requires Israel to set aside days on their annual calendar to commemorate His relationship with them as individuals, families, and community.... Read More
Posted by Blog Archive at Feb 24
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Disobedience Defiles Peoples and Cultures

The One Year® Chronological Bible , NKJV (Tyndale, 2013), February 23 To defile an object means that something permanently destructive occurs to the object that prevents or disables it from performing the service for which it was created. When Adam and Eve sinned, humanity was permanently defiled. The promise of redemption and the picture of redemption given by God in the garden of Eden were their only hope. A redeemer would come who would undo what occurred in the garden, and it... Read More
Posted by Blog Archive at Feb 23
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The In-between People of God

The One Year® Chronological Bible , NKJV (Tyndale, 2013), February 22 "According to the doings of the land of Egypt, where you dwelt, you shall not do; and according to the doings of the land of Canaan, where I am bringing you, you shall not do; nor shall you walk in their ordinances" (Lev. 18:3). Moses spends the following twenty verses unpacking "their practices" by addressing sexual relationships. He completes his message with an explanation, "Do not defile... Read More
Posted by Blog Archive at Feb 22
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Day of Atonement

The One Year® Chronological Bible (Tyndale, 2013), February 21  Leviticus 16 sits in the middle of the Torah, indicating that the Day of Atonement is the centerpiece of communal life of Israel. Leviticus 16 highlights three celebratory days for the people of God: The Passover recalls Israel's deliverance from Egypt The Feast of Tabernacles remembers God's presence during the wilderness travels The Day of Atonement acknowledges and addresses the... Read More
Posted by Blog Archive at Feb 21
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Protecting Community

The One Year® Chronological Bible , NKJV (Tyndale, 2013), February 20 Germs spread quickly, especially in crowds. In order to protect the community from communicable disease the LORD enacted laws to identify and prevent their spread. Priests were given the responsibility of inspecting and distinguishing between what was communicable and what was not. Failure to correctly diagnose an individual's infirmity would endanger the entire congregation. Fourteen days of quarantine may... Read More
Posted by Blog Archive at Feb 20
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Weird Laws or Manifest Wisdom?

The One Year® Chronological Bible , NKJV (Tyndale, 2013), February 19  "These also shall be unclean to you among the creeping things that creep on the earth: the mole, the mouse, and the large lizard after its kind" (Lev. 11:29-30). Kids ask a lot of "Why?" questions. In Leviticus, God gives a lot of instructions that naturally lead to asking, "Why?" questions, like: Why is it permissible to eat only animals with divided hooves and that... Read More
Posted by Blog Archive at Feb 19
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