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365 Devotional Entries

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A Place with a Past

The One Year® Chronological Bible , NKJV (Tyndale, 2013), May 21 "And the temple which I build will be great, for our God is greater than all gods. But who is able to build Him a temple, since heaven and the heaven of heavens cannot contain Him?" (2 Chron. 2:5-6). God commanded Abraham to take Isaac to Mount Moriah and sacrifice him there. It was on Mount Moriah that God provided a substitute (Gen. 22). It was on Mount Moriah that Abraham worshiped God in gratitude for His... Read More
Posted by Blog Archive at May 21
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Wisdom and Bible Literacy

The One Year® Chronological Bible , NKJV (Tyndale, 2013), May 20 "Now, O Lord my God, You have made Your servant king instead of my father David, but I am a little child; I do not know how go out or come in . . . . Therefore give to Your servant an understanding heart to judge Your people, that I may discern between good and evil. For who is able to judge this great people of Yours?" (1 Kings 3:7,9). Many who enter politics today "fake it until they make it." They... Read More
Posted by Blog Archive at May 20
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The God of Jacob

The One Year Chronological Bible , NKJV (Tyndale, 2013), May 19 Numerous times throughout the Psalms the Psalmist refers to God as "the God of Jacob." Why not "the God of Abraham" or "the God of Isaac"? Numerous chapters of the book of Genesis cover Jacob's 136 years, chronicling the beginning of his life in utero until his death in Egypt. Jacob begins his life poorly as a schemer and suffers the consequences of self-reliance. He only learns to trust God... Read More
Posted by Blog Archive at May 19
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Review, Review, Review!

The One Year Chronological Bible , NKJV (Tyndale, 2013), May 18 Israel's forefathers passed down their history to their children's children. They were committed to Bible literacy, "What we have heard and known, and our fathers have told us . . . we will not hide . . . telling to the generation to come the praises of the LORD, and His strength and His wonderful works that He has done . . . that the generation to come might know them, the children who would be born, that they may... Read More
Posted by Blog Archive at May 18
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Assessing the Wicked and Their Wealth

The One Year® Chronological Bible , NKJV (Tyndale, 2013), May 17 Prosperity, possessions, and position often "pad the nests" of the wealthy and prevent them from experiencing the struggles faced by those without such advantages. The writer of Psalm 73 finds himself struggling with envy as he compares his circumstances with those of the wicked who prosper, "But as for me, my feet had almost stumbled; my steps had nearly slipped. For I was envious of the boastful, when I... Read More
Posted by Blog Archive at May 17
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Songs Leave Fingerprints

The One Year® Chronological Bible , NKJV (Tyndale, 2013), May 16 Before David passes the baton of leadership to Solomon, he prepares Israel to become a community of worshipers by separating the sons of Asaph, Heman, and Jeduthun to "prophesy with harps, stringed instruments, and cymbals" and to "give thanks and praise to the LORD" (1 Chron. 25:1, 3). They are "instructed in the songs of the LORD" (25:7) so that they may lead Israel in worship. At least... Read More
Posted by Blog Archive at May 16
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Peace and God-awareness

The One Year® Chronological Bible , NKJV (Tyndale, 2013), May 15 The only peace some people experience is the temporary "numbness" that comes from a prescription or liquor bottle. David experiences peace--God-initiated peace--in the midst of life's turmoil. How? David lives with an awareness of God's presence. He knows that God knows him. Knows his past. Knows his present. Knows his purpose. David does not live in isolation. Even in his thought life, "You... Read More
Posted by Blog Archive at May 15
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Mercy for Me, Judgment for You

The One Year® Chronology Bible, NKJV (Tyndale, 2013), May 14 The Bible is an unsanitized story about a real God, who has a real relationship with real people, who have real problems. Had the Author of the Bible sanitized its story, no man would have hope. Every people group has a story of origins, but no story compares to the Bible's narrative. It begins with God's creative goodness, bringing all creation, including mankind, into being, His great wisdom in giving man a... Read More
Posted by Blog Archive at May 14
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Using Your Position to Honor God

The One Year® Chronological Bible , NKJV (Tyndale, 2013), May 13 Early in his reign, David understands that his position as Israel's king comes with great responsibility. Psalm 101 reflects David's desire to honor the LORD in his new position, "I will behave wisely in a perfect way" (101:2a). "I will set nothing wicked before my eyes" (101:3a). "I will not know wickedness" (101:4b). "Early I will destroy all the wicked of the land, that I may... Read More
Posted by Blog Archive at May 13
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Blessing and the Revelation of His Ways

The One Year® Chronological Bible , NKJV (Tyndale, 2013), May 12 "God be merciful to us and bless us, and cause His face to shine upon us, that Your way may be known on earth, Your salvation among all nations" (Ps. 67:1-2). Adam and Eve's rebellion alienates their descendants from God. Every person is born with a sin nature and needs to be born again, spiritually. God promises the first couple redemption through a coming Seed of a woman, who will crush the serpent's... Read More
Posted by Blog Archive at May 12
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