Category Archives: encouragement

Response to Circumstances; May 3, 2021


1 Samuel 2:2 “There is no one holy like the Lord; there is no one besides you; there is no Rock like our God. Recently I have been reminded many times that the people in the Bible for the most … Continue reading

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Parenting; May 2, 2021


1 Samuel 1:27-28 “I prayed for this child, and the Lord has granted me what I asked of him. So now I give him to the Lord. For his whole life he will be given over to the Lord.” And … Continue reading

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Words; May 1, 2021


1 Samuel 1:17 Eli answered, “Go in peace, and may the God of Israel grant you what you have asked of him.” Eli’s words to Hannah were very simple, but because he was the priest, Hannah received them as from … Continue reading

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Stewardship of Abilities; April 30, 2021


Judges 13:8 Then Manoah prayed to the Lord: “O Lord, I beg you, let the man of God you sent to us come again to teach us how to bring up the boy who is to be born.” To be … Continue reading

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Confirmation; April 29, 2021


Judges 6:36-37 Gideon said to God, “If you will save Israel by my hand as you have promised– look, I will place a wool fleece on the threshing floor. If there is dew only on the fleece and all the … Continue reading

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Power; April 28, 2021


Judges 6:16 The Lord answered, “I will be with you, and you will strike down all the Midianites together.” The story of Gideon brings to mind Paul’s experience with his “thorn in the flesh,” (2 Corinthians 12:7-10) in that it … Continue reading

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Idolatry; April 27, 2021


Judges 6:10 “I said to you, ‘I am the Lord your God; do not worship the gods of the Amorites, in whose land you live.’ But you have not listened to me.” Verses seven and eight record that “When the … Continue reading

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Human Purpose; April 26, 2021


Deuteronomy 10:12-13 And now, O Israel, what does the Lord your God ask of you but to fear the Lord your God, to walk in all his ways, to love him, to serve the Lord your God with all your … Continue reading

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Intercession; April 25, 2021


Deuteronomy 9:26 I prayed to the Lord and said, “O Sovereign Lord, do not destroy your people, your own inheritance that you redeemed by your great power and brought out of Egypt with a mighty hand.” God certainly gave Moses … Continue reading

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Monotheism; April 24, 2021


Deuteronomy 4:7 What other nation is so great as to have their gods near them the way the Lord our God is near us whenever we pray to him? I like the way the Japanese inverts the order of this … Continue reading

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