Monthly Archives: August 2019

Faithless Fathers, Suffering Sons

As for your children that you said would be taken as plunder, I will bring them in to enjoy the land you have rejected.  But as for you, your bodies will fall in this wilderness. Your children will be shepherds here for … Continue reading

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The Power to Forgive

I wasn’t intending to write a series about Moses, but Scripture just contains so many great things to learn!  As we’ve discussed recently, the children of God refused to enter the Promised Land once they heard about the giants living … Continue reading

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Forgiveness and Consequences

We’ve recently looked at the fallout of Israel’s choice not to enter the Promised Land when God had directed them to do so.  God was so displeased with them that He wanted to wipe them out and begin a new … Continue reading

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Safe or Right?

All the Israelites grumbled against Moses and Aaron, and the whole assembly said to them, “If only we had died in Egypt!  Or in this wilderness!  Why is the Lord bringing us to this land only to let us fall by the sword?  … Continue reading

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The “Howevers”

We came to the land to which you sent us. It flows with milk and honey, and this is its fruit.  HOWEVER, the people who dwell in the land are strong, and the cities are fortified and very large. (Numbers 13:27-28, ESV, emphasis … Continue reading

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Foxes on Walls

Have you ever known anyone named Sanballat or Tobiah?  Me either; but Nehemiah sure knew them!  To refresh our memories, Nehemiah was the man God used to rebuild the walls of Jerusalem after the Israelites had been hauled off to … Continue reading

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Seeking Hearts

Hearts that seek Him find many reasons to rejoice! (To receive free daily devotions via email, sign up at:  https://theteachableheart.com/classrooms-%26-devotions.  For more information about the ministry, or to order the devotional books, visit: https://theteachableheart.com/books.)

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Deer Bones and Gas Tanks

The lesson involved a reminder to be thankful.  As I drove home from church a few minutes later, I was saying a silent prayer to God thanking Him for His many provisions.  I felt prompted to thank Him for the … Continue reading

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How in the World?

It occurs only a couple of times a year – and it’s not a store’s semi-annual sale!  No, every few months I seem to ask myself, “How in the world did you end up HERE, Dave?!” Almost always it occurs … Continue reading

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The Eye of Integrity

Perhaps your Bible has a title above Psalm 101 similar to mine, “A Vow of Integrity. A Psalm of David.” After opening the Psalm with praise to the Lord for His steadfast love and justice (101:1-2), David turned his attention … Continue reading

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