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“According to the number of days which you spied out the land, forty days, for every day you shall bear your guilt a year, even forty years, and you will know My opposition.” Numbers 14:34   Today’s passage is incredibly sobering. We’ve already seen how Israel’s grumbling quickly turned to[...]

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“Yet you were not willing to go up, but rebelled against the command of the Lord your God.” Deuteronomy 1:26   God promises believers a life of joy, peace, and victory. He even gives us everything we need to experience an abundant and victorious life through the Holy Spirit. Why[...]

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“Bearing with one another, and forgiving each other, whoever has a complaint against anyone; just as the Lord forgave you, so also should you.” Colossians 3:13   Some people and some offenses are hard to forgive. Has a person in your life been untruthful, unfaithful, or proven to be untrustworthy?[...]

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“Above all, keep fervent in your love for one another, because love covers a multitude of sins.” 1 Peter 4:8   It’s human nature to love those who love us, and to be kind to those who are kind to us. But what about when someone mistreats or provokes us? We said[...]

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“This I command you, that you love one another.” John 15:17   Jesus’ command to “love one another” sounds elementary in theory, but it’s often more difficult in reality. Maybe that’s because we’ve bought into the world’s definition of what love is and how it behaves. It’s made out to[...]

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“not forsaking our own assembling together, as is the habit of some, but encouraging one another; and all the more as you see the day drawing near.” Hebrews 10:25   In the early days of the pandemic believers talked about the possibility of sweeping revival. In reality, the response has[...]

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“For to us a child is born, to us a son is given, and the government will be on his shoulders. And he will be called Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace.” Isaiah 9:6   If you’re a Christian, then you probably have a nativity scene displayed somewhere in your home[...]

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“Now these things happened to them as an example, and they were written for our instruction” 1 Corinthians 10:11   Why should we read the Old Testament? Well, Israel’s history is like an instruction manual. It reveals who God is, what pleases Him, and how the faithful are to live.[...]

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“Even so consider yourselves to be dead to sin, but alive to God in Christ Jesus.” Romans 6:11   Today’s verse is fundamental to our spiritual well-being. But because few Christians understand how to live each day dead to sin, they experience one spiritual defeat after another. For the saint,[...]

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