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07/17/19 – Romans 4:1-12; Psalm 13:1-6; Proverbs 19:15-16

Psalm 13: 1 How long, Lord? Will you forget me forever?  How long will you hide your face from me?   2 How long must I wrestle with my thoughts and day after day have sorrow in my heart?  How long will my enemy triumph over me? Can’t you feel David’s despair as he pens this Psalm?  Indeed, we are sometimes in the

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07/16/19 – Romans 3:9-31; Psalm 12:1-8; Proverbs 19:13-14

Romans 3: 21 But now apart from the law the righteousness of God has been made known, to which the Law and the Prophets testify. 22 This righteousness is given through faith in Jesus Christ to all who believe. There is no difference between Jew and Gentile, 23 for all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God, 24 and all are justified freely by his grace through

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07/15/19 – Romans 2:25-3:8; Psalm 11:1-7; Proverbs 19:10-12

Acts 2: 25  Circumcision has value if you observe the law, but if you break the law, you have become as though you had not been circumcised. 26 So then, if those who are not circumcised keep the law’s requirements, will they not be regarded as though they were circumcised? 27 The one who is not circumcised physically and yet obeys the law

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07/14/19: Romans 2:1-24; Psalm 10:16-18; Proverbs 19″8-9

Acts 2:  You, therefore, have no excuse, you who pass judgment on someone else,  for at whatever point you judge another, you are condemning yourself, because you who pass judgment do the same things. 2 Now we know that God’s judgment against those who do such things is based on truth. 3 So when you, a mere human being, pass judgment

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07/13/19 – Romans 1:18-32; Psalm 10:1-15; Proverbs 19:6-7

Romans 1: 32 Although they know God’s righteous decree that those who do such things deserve death, they not only continue to do these very things but also approve of those who practice them. These verses speak to me of the “free will” that we all have and the tragedy that occurs when this will is exercised not for

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07/12/19 – Romans 1:1-17; Psalm 9:13-20; Proverbs 19:4-5

Having recently read about the trial of Jesus and Stephen and sitting through Artie’s Thursday night series on the last week of Christ, today I was drawn to Proverbs 19:5. Proverbs 19:5  A false witness will not go unpunished, and whoever pours out lies will not go free.  As opposed to the tenants taught by God’s inspired word

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07/11/19 – Acts 28:1-31; Psalm 7:1-17; Proverbs 19:1-3

Proverbs 19:   3 A person’s own folly leads to their ruin,     yet their heart rages against the Lord. I think today’s verses from Proverbs speak to a reality that many people just refuse to accept.  The way we live our lives has not only consequences for eternity but for each day that we live. The Lord certainly blesses

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07/09/19 – Acts 27:1-20; Psalm 7:1-17; Proverbs 18:22

As we read of Paul’s transport to Rome recognize that some refer to this as Paul’s “fourth missionary journey” for we never see Paul stop evangelizing.  I hope you will follow the trip on a map.  The following link will take you to a map if you do not have one. To me today’s description

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07/08/19 – Acts 26:1-32; Psalm 6:1-10; Proverbs 18:20-21

A singularity of purpose was my observation from today’s reading. Acts 26: 28 Then Agrippa said to Paul, “Do you think that in such a short time you can persuade me to be a Christian?”  29 Paul replied, “Short time or long—I pray to God that not only you but all who are listening to me today may become

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07/06/19 – Acts 24:1-27; Psalm 4:1-8; Proverbs 18:16-18

I have a stress-filled job, and I also have periodic bouts of insomnia. Could there be a connection between the two? In a word, yes. Not all insomnia is due to stress, but people who are under considerable stress can have insomnia. In the case of insomnia related to stress, alleviating the stress should alleviate the

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07/05/19 – Acts 23:11-35; Psalm 3:1-8; Proverbs 18:14-15

Doesn’t the episode of the plot to kill Paul and his being escorted by Roman soldiers to Governor Feliz read like a Hollywood script?   What has always  impressed me was the strength of the force accompanying Paul — 200 soldiers; 70 horseman; and 200 spearmen.  I would think that 470 men could provide a suitable

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07/04/19 – Acts 22:17-23:10, Psalm 2:1-12; Proverbs 18:13

In today’s reading I see two parallel episodes.  First, in Acts we, again, see the Sanhedrin, the rulers of the Jewish bind together to oppose and persecute Paul. Then I read Psalm 2 and how prophetic is the inspired Word to what Paul is incurring: Psalm 2:  1 Why do the nations conspire     and the peoples

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07/02/19 – Acts 21:18-36; Psalm 150:1-6; Proverbs 18:9-10

The book of Psalms ends with a verse of only 11 words (in the NIV.) Yet, these words speak volumes of the greatness of God. — He warrants praise from all of His creation. Psalm 150:  6 Let everything that has breath praise the Lord.  Praise the Lord.

07/01/19 – Acts 21:1-17; Psalm 149:1-9; Proverbs 18:8

Acts 21:  3 After sighting Cyprus and passing to the south of it, we sailed on to Syria. We landed at Tyre, where our ship was to unload its cargo. 4 We sought out the disciples there and stayed with them seven days. Through the Spirit they urged Paul not to go on to Jerusalem. Acts 21: 7 We continued our voyage from Tyre and

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06/30/29 – Acts 20:1-38; Psalm 148:1-14; Proverbs 18:6-7

Acts 20:  28 Keep watch over yourselves and all the flock of which the Holy Spirit has made you overseers. Be shepherds of the church of God, which he bought with his own blood. 29 I know that after I leave, savage wolves will come in among you and will not spare the flock. 30 Even from your own number men will arise and distort

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06/29/19 – Acts 19:13-41; Psalm 147:1-20; Proverbs 18:4-5

Acts 19: 3 Some Jews who went around driving out evil spirits tried to invoke the name of the Lord Jesus over those who were demon-possessed. They would say, “In the name of the Jesus whom Paul preaches, I command you to come out.” 14 Seven sons of Sceva, a Jewish chief priest, were doing this. 15 One day the evil spirit answered

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06/28/19- Acts 18:23-19:12; Psalm 146:1-10; Proverbs 18:2-3

Acts 18:23 records the beginning of Paul’s third missionary journey starting in Antioch (see below link for reference to a map.) Acts 19: 8 Paul entered the synagogue and spoke boldly there for three months, arguing persuasively about the kingdom of God. 9 But some of them became obstinate; they refused to believe and publicly maligned the Way. So Paul left them.

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