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365 Devotional Entries

Genuine and Clear Choices

The One Year® Chronological Bible , NKJV (Tyndale, 2013), March 20 As in Deuteronomy 28's blessings and cursings, Moses urges those whose parents died in the wilderness to choose life as they enter Canaan: See, I have set before you today life and good, death and evil, in that I command you today to love the LORD your God, to walk in His ways, and to keep His commandments, His statutes, and His judgments, that you may live and multiply; and the LORD your God will bless you in... Read More
Posted by Blog Archive at Mar 20
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Life is Good, or Not

The One Year® Chronological Bible , NKJV (Tyndale, 2013), March 19 The Blessings and Cursings of Deuteronomy reveal both God's good intent toward His people and their evil response toward His goodness. "Life is good" for those who love and obey Him. "Life is bad, very bad indeed" for those who disobey Him. "Life is good" - God's heart to do good to and for His people is revealed through the blessing statements, "And all these blessings... Read More
Posted by Blog Archive at Mar 19
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Communal Life

The One Year® Chronological Bible, NKJV (Tyndale, 2013), March 18  Living in close proximity to other people reveals the sin and selfishness that reside in the hearts of individuals-that which destroys community.  As Israel prepares to enter the land of Canaan, Moses elaborates on a few areas of social engagement (Deut. 21-23): Cold cases - 21:1-9 When a body is found dead and the cause of death remains unknown, the tribe closest to where the body is found is... Read More
Posted by Blog Archive at Mar 18
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Kings and Prophets

The One Year® Chronological Bible, NKJV (Tyndale, 2013), March 17   Moses speaks of a day in Israel's future when they will cry out to God for a king like the peoples around them (17:14). He gives them five guidelines for when that time arrives: The king must not be a foreigner (15). The king must not trust in warhorses obtained from the Egyptians, but he must rely upon the LORD to protect him (16). The king must not multiply wives for himself (17). The king... Read More
Posted by Blog Archive at Mar 17
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You Owe Me!

The One Year® Chronological Bible , NKJV (Tyndale, 2013), March 16  Not a day goes by that forgiveness isn't required. By me. By others. You owe me money. You owe me honor and affirmation. You owe me an apology. You owe me forgiveness. You owe me a pay increase or a promotion. You owe me gratitude. You owe me quality time. You owe me my inheritance. You owe me for broken promises or broken items. You owe me exoneration from... Read More
Posted by Blog Archive at Mar 16
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A Place for His Name, A Practice Worthy of His Presence

The One Year® Chronological Bible , NKJV (Tyndale, 2013), March 15  God longs to be among His people. He tells Moses of a day when He will choose a place among all the tribes of Israel to place His Name. He also warns Israel against redefining who He is and worshiping Him the way others worship their gods: "Take heed to yourself that you are not ensnared to follow them, after they are destroyed from before you, and that you do not inquire after their gods, saying, 'How... Read More
Posted by Blog Archive at Mar 15
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A People of Memory

The One Year® Chronological Bible , NKJV (Tyndale, 2013), March 14  Moses issues a number of warnings to Israel as they prepare to move into houses that they did not build and harvest vineyards and olive groves that they did not plant (Deuteronomy 6:10-11): Do not forget God. While slavery to the Egyptians had caused Israel to cry out to God, prosperity in the land of Canaan may cause Israel to forget God. Bible literacy will keep gratitude alive as Israel remembers her... Read More
Posted by Blog Archive at Mar 14
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Good Governance

The One Year® Chronological Bible , NKJV (Tyndale, 2013), March 13  Worldly men govern people by their own wisdom rather than by depending on the manifest wisdom of God. Oppression soon rules the day, and depression and despair characterize the people. Not so with God's people. God distinguishes Israel from all the peoples around them by making a covenant with them and by giving them regulations to guide their behavior, Surely I have taught you statutes and judgments,... Read More
Posted by Blog Archive at Mar 13
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Learn from the Past, but Live in the Present

The One Year® Chronological Bible , NKJV (Tyndale, 2013), March 12  Israel's forty years in the wilderness finally come to a conclusion. Moses gives Israel a final "pep" talk (Deut. 1-8). First, he reviews how Israel has responded to God's leadership in the past: Instead of going up against the Amorites, the Israelites request that a spy delegation be sent to determine which route to take and to report back. After assessing the goodness of the land,... Read More
Posted by Blog Archive at Mar 12
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Spiritual Accountability

The One Year® Chronological Bible , NKJV (Tyndale, 2013), March 11  The Levites as a tribe were not assigned a territory like their brethren. They were, however, allotted towns within each tribe's territory. Forty-eight towns in twelve territories were given to them, along with limited pasture land surrounding the town. Since their primary role was to serve in the Tent of Meeting why does the Lord spread them throughout the land? The duties of the Levitical priesthood... Read More
Posted by Blog Archive at Mar 11
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