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365 Devotional Entries

Seeing Far, Seeing Near

The One Year Chronological Bible , NKJV (Tyndale, 2013), June 30 Isaiah pronounces the LORD's judgment on Babylon and Moab for their pride and rebellion. These nations have never belonged to the Lord; have never been followers of the true God; have never had copies of God's Word; have never had true priests from Israel; and (except for the time that they were under David's reign as vassal states) have never known much about the God of Israel. Yet the LORD, Israel's God,... Read More
Posted by Blog Archive at Jun 30
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The Saddest Song of All

The One Year® Chronological Bible, NKJV (Tyndale, 2013), June 29 Songs communicate values, ideologies, love, humor, grief, and in Isaiah's case, woes--woes regarding Israel. Using the analogy of a vineyard, Isaiah describes the LORD's love for Israel and their response to His love. The LORD has situated His vineyard on a fertile hillside, where He has dug it and cleared it of stones. He has hedged it about and built a watchtower in its midst. He has cut out a winepress in... Read More
Posted by Blog Archive at Jun 29
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Living With Grief

The One Year® Chronological Bible , NKJV (Tyndale, 2013), June 28 We only grieve over those whom we have loved and lost. God's grief is born of a holy love for those whom He created in His image. Therefore, their sin grieves Him deeply. God's goodness turns to grief after the first couple sin in the garden of Eden. After covering their nakedness He evicts them from the garden. Ten generations after the Fall, God assesses humanity, "Then the LORD saw that the... Read More
Posted by Blog Archive at Jun 28
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The Death of a Nation

The One Year® Chronological Bible , NKJV (Tyndale, 2013), June 27 Hosea prophesies throughout the reigns of Israel's final seven kings. He does not fail his commission; he is faithful to the LORD until the end. Hosea's final prophecy sounds an urgent plea for repentance, "O Israel, return to the LORD your God, for you have stumbled because of your iniquity; take words with you, and return to the LORD. Say to him, "Take away all iniquity; receive us graciously,... Read More
Posted by Blog Archive at Jun 27
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A Heart That Strays

The One Year® Chronological Bible , NKJV (Tyndale, 2013), June 26 "Like Adam, they have broken covenant-they were unfaithful to me there" (Hosea 6:7, HCSB). The LORD creates the garden of Eden, places man in it, and gives man one prohibition-"Of every tree of the garden you may freely eat; but of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil you shall not eat, for in the day that you eat of it you shall surely die" (Gen. 2:16-17). The serpent enters the garden and... Read More
Posted by Blog Archive at Jun 26
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Scandalous Love

The One Year® Chronological Bible , NKJV (Tyndale, 2013), June 25 When God desires to demonstrate His love for His people, He gives them a picture of that love through the prophet Hosea, "Go, take yourself a wife of harlotry and children of harlotry, for the land has committed great harlotry by departing from the LORD" (Hosea 1:2). Stunned but obedient, Hosea marries Gomer, a woman committed to "running around on him." The early chapters of Hosea chronicle... Read More
Posted by Blog Archive at Jun 25
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Messianic Promises in Isaiah

The One Year Chronological Bible , NKJV (Tyndale, 2013), June 24 Isaiah prophesies for approximately 58 years, beginning at the end of King Uzziah's final years and continuing through the reigns of Jotham, Ahaz, and Hezekiah. Only one book of the Bible (Psalms) contains more messianic references than the book of Isaiah, which records more than twenty-one promises or references to Judah's only hope. Questions from today's chronological Bible reading (Isaiah 8:1-11:16):... Read More
Posted by Blog Archive at Jun 24
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The Legacy of Leaders Who Abandon God

The One Year® Chronological Bible , NKJV (Tyndale, 2013), June 23 King Jeroboam leaves a legacy of idolatry which all nineteen kings of Israel follow and which destroys them as a nation. King David, however, is the standard-bearer for Judah. Each of Judah's kings is measured by David's God-fearing and God-honoring standard. Ahaz becomes Judah's eleventh king when he is 20 years old and reigns for 16 years in Jerusalem (732-715 BC). Sadly, he does not follow the ways of... Read More
Posted by Blog Archive at Jun 23
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Spiritual Famine

The One Year Chronological Bible , NKJV (Tyndale, 2013), June 22 "'Behold, the days are coming," says the Lord GOD, 'That I will send a famine on the land, not a famine of bread, nor a thirst for water, but of hearing the words of the LORD'" (Amos 8:11-12). Imagine living in a land whose leaders (kings and priests) govern without a baseline of right and wrong and whose people love to have it so. No one would feel safe. No one would be safe. This is Northern... Read More
Posted by Blog Archive at Jun 22
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God, Prophets, and Hard-Hearted People

The One Year® Chronological Bible , NKJV (Tyndale, 2013), June 21 Many people struggle with an erroneous picture of the God of the Old Testament as they consider the judgment stories of the Bible. They fail to consider the stubborn and rebellious heart of man-the hardened condition to which God finally responds in judgment. Throughout Israel's history God responds to the sin of His people by warning them through the voice of His prophets, "Surely the Lord GOD does nothing,... Read More
Posted by Blog Archive at Jun 21
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