Devotionals


"Absalom Rebels" 2 Samuel 13-21

May 16, 2024
After killing his brother Amnon Absalom spends years in exile. When he finally returns to Jerusalem, he continues to feel the displeasure of the king. he develops a plan to steal the hearts of the people of Israel and eventually has himself anointed King in Hebron. David didn'...

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"Amnon Had A Friend" 2 Samuel13

May 14, 2024
Amnon was one of King David's son's and he found himself desiring his beautiful half-sister. He knew it was wrong and couldn't figure outa way to be with her. but Amnon had a friend who was crafty and helped design a plan to be with his sister Tamar. he follows through with th...

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"O God of My Salvation" Psalm 51:13-17

May 09, 2024
There is so much for the disciple to learn from Psalm 51. Repentance and confession have a place in the disciples lives. It isn't to get forgiven, we are already completely forgiven but to have a heart that is tender and responsive to the Holy Spirit in order to enter into a dee...

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"Wash Me and I Will Be Clean" Psalm 51:1-12

May 07, 2024
Psalm 51 is David"s prayer of repentance to God after being called out by Nathan the prophet. He seeks cleansing and forgiveness trusting in the steadfast love and mercy of God.

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"He Arose and Worshipped" 2 Samuel 12:15-25

May 02, 2024
When the child with Bathsheba was born it was afflicted by God. David laid down on the grown and cried before the Lord for a week. When the baby died he rose up, changed his clothes, anointed himself and worshipped the Lord. David worshipped the Lord even in this tragic death ...

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"Nathan Confronts David" 2 Samuel 12:1-15

April 30, 2024
David was under the impression that his sins were kept secret when God sends Nathan the prophet to confront him and reveal to him the serious consequences of his actions. The Lord forgives David but he doesn't remove the consequences and they would be long lasting. We who have ...

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"David & Bathsheba" 2 Samuel 11

April 25, 2024
In the spring when kings went to battle against their enemies David stayed home. He may have become overconfident in all of his successes. While home he saw from a woman taking a bath and she was beautiful. He realizes that she is the wife of one of his faithful soldiers but th...

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"Mephibosheth" 2 Samuel 9

April 23, 2024
King David remembers his covenant with Jonathan. He discovered there was one son of Jonathan still alive but lame in his feet. David restores to Mephibosheth all the land of Saul and brings him to Jerusalem to eat at his table as one of his own sons. It is a beautiful picture ...

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"The Lord Gave Victory" 2 Samuel 8

April 18, 2024
The Lord gave David victory over all of his enemies. All the surrounding countries became the servants of David and David gave the tribute to God. We believers can live a victorious life when we come to the end of ourselves and see the complete insufficiency of self-sufficiency...

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"David's Prayer of Gratitude" 2 Samuel 7:18-29

April 16, 2024
Despite God not allowing David to build the Temple, he does receive many promises from the Lord and he lifts up a prayer of gratitude to the Lord God. David was so grateful for he understood that he was but a servant of the Lord and had been so blessed by God. I hope you will t...

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"God's Covenant with David" 2 Samuel 7:1-17

April 11, 2024
King David was at peace having subdued his enemies and he is prospering in Jerusalem. His desire is to build a house to hold the Ark of the Covenant. It didn't seem right to him that he was living in beautiful home while the presence of God was in a tent. God prohibits David f...

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"David Dances Before the Lord" 2 Samuel 6:12-23

April 09, 2024
King David brings the Ark into Jerusalem with great sacrifice and rejoicing. He was rejoicing, praising and dancing before the Lord. His wife Michal scolded him because she didn't think it was fitting for king to worship in such a manner. We are called to worship the Lord with...

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"The Death of Uzzah" 2 Samuel 6:1-9

April 04, 2024
David desired to bring the Ark of the Covenant to Jerusalem. He didn't consult with the Lord about doing it or how to do it. He gathered his 30,000 men and they went down rejoice before the Lord as they put the Ark on a new cart. When one of the oxen stumbled Uzzah put his han...

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"David Inquires of the Lord" 2 Samuel 5:17-25

April 02, 2024
When the Philistines hear that David is now King of Israel they come up to do battle with him. David's immediate response was to come to the Lord and see what was pleasing to Him. The Lord tells him to go fight and he will be victorious. A short time later the Philistines rall...

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"David King of Israel" 2 Samuel 5:1-10

March 28, 2024
All of Israel comes to David to make him King over the entire nation. They anointed him king recognizing he had long ago been anointed by God. At the age of 30 he is called to be the shepherd of Israel. He makes Jerusalem his capital and begins to build the city. David was su...

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"Abner and Joab" 2 Samuel 2-3

March 26, 2024
Abner Saul's general and Joab the leader of David's men continue a long battle. Over 7 years they fight brother with brother when Abner calls them to stop the fighting. Abner comes to David to make a covenant with him and to bring all of Israel under David. David agrees and se...

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"David King of Judah" 2 Samuel 2:1-11

March 21, 2024
With the death of Saul David is now ready to take his place as King. He seeks the will of the Lord and is directed by God to go to Hebron where the tribe of Judah makes Him their king. David had been anointed King by Samuel as a young boy, he slew Goliath around the age of 15 a...

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2 Samuel 1:17-27 "The Mighty Have Fallen"

March 19, 2024
David publicly mourns the loss of King Saul and Jonathan. Despite Saul's cruelty to Davide he freely forgives and exalts the King and morns his loss and the loss of his dear friend Jonathan. Jonathan and David shared a friendship and bond that was deeper that of a wife or even ...

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2 Samuel 1:1-16 David and the Amalekite

March 14, 2024
David receives news of King Saul and Jonathan's death from an Amalekite who came to him with Saul's crown. He admits to taking the life of Saul at Saul's request and was most likely expecting a reward but he was put to death for taking the life of the Lord's anointed. It's neve...

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1 Samuel 29-31

March 12, 2024
In the closing chapters of 1 Samuel we see God orchestrating events in bringing about His promises. Saul was afraid of the Philistines because he no longer had communion with God. David had fled and was living amongst the Philistines and would have to go battle his own people. ...

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1 Samuel 28 "Saul and the Medium"

March 07, 2024
The Philistine had come up against Israel and Saul was afraid because God no longer came to speak to Him. In desperation he goes to a woman who practiced cultish arts and asked her to bring up Samuel from the dead so he could know what to do. The enemy is very crafty in using t...

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"David Spares Saul's Life a 2nd Time" 1 Samuel 26

March 05, 2024
Saul comes looking for David with 3,000 men to kill him. This time David approaches the army's camp and see's Saul in the middle of the camp and all are asleep. One of David's companions ask permission to go and thrust his spear into Saul to kill him but David refuses. He unde...

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"David & Abigail" 1 Samuel 25

February 29, 2024
Abigail was married to a foolish man, Nabal. He insulted David and his men and David was about to take matters into his own hands and kill Nabal and his servants but Abigail was discerning and sent gifts to David and met him on the way to stop the slaughter. He was working salv...

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"David's Relationship With God" 1 Samuel 21-24

February 27, 2024
Saul continues to hunt David down to kill him but the Lord leads him to safety each step of the way. David had a dynamic relationship of seeking the will of the Lord and hearing the will of the Lord with a heart to obey. He trusted the integrity of God to keep His promises. Wh...

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"Saul Attempts to Kill David" 1 Samuel 18-20

February 22, 2024
David had been anointed King and Saul knew he had been rejected by the Lord because of his disobedience. Despite all of this David waited on the Lord and faithfully served Saul. God prospered his way and Saul feared and hated him all the more. Saul in pride tried to hold on to...

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"David & Goliath" 1 Samuel 17

February 20, 2024
The armies of Israel and the Philistines were arrayed for battle. Amongst the Philistines was a man of huge size over 9 feet tall and wearing armor weighing over 150lbs. He came out and challenged Israel to send out there best and let it be a 1 on 1 fight and the winner was to ...

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"David Anointed King" 1 Samuel 16

February 15, 2024
God told Samuel to go an anoint a new king from the house of Jesse in Bethlehem. Jesse had 8 sons and 7 were presented before Samuel and Samuel thought for sure he knew who would be selected but the Lord told him that He was choosing a king not based on outward appearance but on...

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"Obedience is Better Than Sacrifice" 1 Samuel 13-15

February 13, 2024
Saul failed as King because he didn't lead the people to strictly obey the Lord. On several occasions he heard the Lord's command and then made a slight variation that seemed to be expedient at the time. Samuel reminds all of us that God isn't interested in our sacrifices as mu...

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"They are Empty" 1 Samuel 12:19-24

February 08, 2024
Samuel reminds the people to stay faithful in their service to the Lord for all other things leave us empty. To know the Lord is to have all we will ever need. He is our deliverance, savior, provider. Nothing else can give us what He gives to us. We need to remember the great...

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"God was Your King" 1 Samuel 12:12-15

February 06, 2024
Samuel addresses the people and reminds them that when they asked for a King they were forgetting they already had God as their king and there rejection of God was evil. Despite their action they were told to serve and obey the Lord and it would go well with them but if they wal...

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"Saul is King:" 1 Samuel 10:17-27

February 01, 2024
Samuel gathers all of Israel together and Saul is chosen by God before all the people to be king over Israel. Saul begins with great humility recognizing he was not up to the great task before him but God's Spirit was given to empower him for this calling and all ready the Lord ...

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"A New Heart and A New Man" 1 Samuel 9-10

January 30, 2024
The Lord instructs Samuel to anoint Saul of the tribe of Benjamin to be prince over the people of Israel. He is described as the most handsome and tall man in all of Israel. When the Holy Spirit rushes on him, he receives power to do all the Lord would call him to do.

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"Give us a King" 1 Samuel 8

January 25, 2024
Samuel was judge over Israel and he made his sons to follow in his place but they didn't walk in the same surrender as their father and were perverting justice by taking bribes. So, the people demanded they Samuel appoint them a king to rule over them. This was a disappointment...

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"The Lord Thundered" 1 Samuel 7:7-17

January 23, 2024
As Judge over Israel Samuel led the people to confess their sins, put away all of their idolatry and enter into the victory they had been promised by God. They were afraid of their oppressors but the Lord was the one who fought for them. Just as He heard the cry of Samuel He he...

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"Direct Your Heart to the Lord" 1 Samuel 7:1-6

January 18, 2024
The Ark of the Lord had returned to Israel but still not to its proper place. Samuel calls the people to turn away from all of their idols and give themselves to the Lord exclusively. It was time for them to live free from the bondage of their enemies but they would only experi...

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"This Holy God" 1 Samuel 6

January 16, 2024
The Philistines were suffering under the hand of God and so they send the ark of God back to Israel with a guilt offering. They won the battle with Israel but they lost the war in the presence of God. They knew they could not stand in the midst of His holiness. We stand in His...

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"The Hand of God was Heavy" 1 Samuel 5

January 11, 2024
The Philistines got more than they imagined when they took captive the Ark of the Covenant. God would not share His glory with any false god's of man's creation and he brings great affliction on the Philistines to the point all they can think of us is to send the ark back to Isr...

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"The Ark Captured" 1 Samuel 4

January 09, 2024
G od's judgment comes upon Israel and they suffer a huge defeat by the Philistines and during the battle the Ark of the Covenant was taken captive. Israel was presumptuous with the presence of God. They falsely believed the presence of God would guarantee them victory regard...

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"Speak Your Servant Hears" 1 Samuel 2&3

January 04, 2024
God's judgment is proclaimed on Eli and his wicked sons while Samuel begins to know the Lord in a new way. It was no longer about knowing about things or works of service but hearing the word of the Lord and walking in obedience. The Lord was with him and established him as a t...

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"Hanna's Praise" 1 Samuel 2:1-10

January 02, 2024
Hanna gives praise and worship to the Lord for all of His provision and blessings. It is a beautiful reminder for each of us to remember all the Lord has done for us and is for us. He is worthy of our worship and praise.

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"Samuel Worshiped the Lord" 1 Samuel 1:21-28

December 28, 2023
As a young boy Samuel was brought to the Tabernacle and began to serve the Lord. The scripture say's "And he worshiped the Lord there." We make a mistake to think of worship simply as a moving song service. To worship is to live a life in awe of God. To reverence Him as God a...

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"Hanna's Prayer" 1 Samuel 1:1-20

December 26, 2023
Hannah comes before the Lord to plead for a child. She makes a vow that if the Lord will give her a son they she will lend him to the Lord as a servant to the Lord. Out of her grief and despair the Lord answers her prayers and gives her a son who will become Samuel the prophet....

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"Victory in Defeat" Judges 16

December 21, 2023
Samson gave himself over to satisfying the desires of the flesh. He made allowances for himself that were inconsistent with his calling as a servant of the Lord. He saw the power of the Lord deliver him from many difficult circumstances but he made the false assumption that the...

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"God's Power" Judges 15

December 19, 2023
Samson is growing in his understanding of the depth of God's power that was coming upon him to liberate Israel from the tyranny of the Philistines. No one understood the source of his power but he used this power in supernatural ways to harm the Philistines. In one instance he ...

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Honey From the Lion "Judges 14

December 14, 2023
Samson in now an adult goes down to the Philistines to find a wife. His parents didn't understand why he was taking a wife from the uncircumcised Philistines instead of his own people but God was going to use it bring about an offense to begin bringing judgment on the Philistine...

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Judges 13 "Samson the Nazarite"

December 12, 2023
Israel had been under the rule of the Philistines when God comes to a couple without child and promises them a son. They were given very clear instructions that he would be a Nazarite from conception to birth. They were given the gift of a son who would deliver Israel from the ...

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"Gideon's 300" Judges 7-8

December 07, 2023
Gideon set's out with his army to fight the Midianites but God step by step reduces the number of soldiers who were with him to just 300. The Lord was purposefully bringing him to the place of weakness that He establish without a doubt the victory belongs to God alone.

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"Gideon's Fleece" Judges 6:36-40

December 05, 2023
Gideon's faith is growing but still weak. He knows the task before him is a great one but he's still lacking confidence that God is able to use him. So, he puts God to the test two times and God does just as he request. We don't need to put God to a test or demand a sign in or...

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"Gideon Destroys the Altar of Baal" Joshua 6:25-34

November 30, 2023
The Lord now commands Gideon to destroy the the Altar of Baal and place of worship that his father had and to make a sacrifice of a bull unto the Lord. He did it at night because he was afraid of the people. He was ready to obey but still fearful of people's reactions. Obedien...

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The Call of Gideon" Judges 6:1-24

November 28, 2023
Israel had once again rebelled against the Lord and worshipped the false gods of the land. The result was they were under the oppression of the Midianites. In their despair they cry out to the Lord and God calls an unlikely person to lead them to victory. Gideon was full of fe...

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"Another Generation" Judges 2

November 23, 2023
After the death of Joshua a new generation rose up who didn't know the Lord. The people had disobeyed the Lord in utterly destroying all the people and their places and as He warned they became a snare to them. They were in the promised land but they didn't know the God of the ...

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"We Will Serve the Lord" Joshua 24:14-25

November 21, 2023
Just prior to his death Joshua reminds the people of their covenant with God. He admonished them to turn from all the false gods of Egypt and the lands they were being given by God. He stood firm that he and his house were committed to serving the Lord.

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"Achan's Sin" Joshua 7

November 16, 2023
When Israel went to battle against Ai which was a small city they were defeated. As Joshua prayed the Lord revealed that one had defiled the sacred which belonged to the Lord. Achan confessed he had stolen that which belonged to the Lord and he was killed as a result. As belie...

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"The Fall of Jericho" Joshua 6

November 14, 2023
The Lord's battle plan for Jericho was an untraditional one but it required faith on the part of Israel and was a great demonstration of the power of God. When the walls of Jericho came down by the power of God the city was devoted to destruction only the prostitute Rahab and he...

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"What Does My Lord Say?" Joshua 5:13-15

November 09, 2023
As Joshua prepares to lead Israel in conquest a man appears before him with a drawn sword. When Joshua enquires if he is there for Israel or their adversaries, he identifies himself as the commander of the Lord's army. Joshua immediately falls down and worships as he is told he...

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"Crossing the Jordan" Joshua 3-4

November 07, 2023
God demonstrates His great power for Israel in holding back the waters of the Jordan so this new generation could cross on dry ground. They were instructed to take 12 stones from the river to a memorial for them to teach their children the great work the Lord had done for them. ...

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"Rahab and the Spies" Joshua 2

November 02, 2023
Joshua sends spies into Jericho to prepare for sending in the people. While there they are hidden by Rahab who was a prostitute. She reports that all the people know of God's great working on behalf of Israel and were filled with fear. The spies agree to preserve her life and ...

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"That You May Have Good Success" Joshua 1

October 31, 2023
The Lord is building relationship with Joshua as he prepares to lead the people into the promised land. He promises again that He will go with them and will never leave them. He lays out for them the path to success. He was to stay in step with the instructions of the Lord, to...

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"The Death of Moses" Deuteronomy 34

October 26, 2023
The Lord showed Moses all of the land that He had promised to give the descendants of Abraham and then Moses died. There was no man like Moses for he walked with God in intimate relationship. No other servant of the Lord would demonstrate the miraculous power of God like Moses ...

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"The Lord Goes With You" Deuteronomy 31:1-6

October 24, 2023
Moses tells them to be strong and courageous for it is the Lord God who is going before them and will fight for them. He gives them the promise that He will never leave them or forsake them. Because we are in union with Him we can face every circumstance and challenge of live b...

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"Choose Life" Deuteronomy 30:11-20

October 19, 2023
Moses is reinforcing the call to obey the Lord's commands and walk in His ways. He was not far from them but there with them. He pleads with them to choose life and good for God is their life. If they choose evil they will not remain in the land. The Gospel reveals to us that...

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"A Sacrifice Without Blemish" Deuteronomy 17:1

October 17, 2023
In chapter 10 Moses told them they needed to circumcise their hearts. The heart of the Old Covenant was the blessings they would receive through obedience and the curses they would face as a result of disobedience. Jesus came to establish a brand New Covenant which was complete...

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"For Your Good" Deuteronomy 10:12-22

October 12, 2023
The people are reminded once again that they are to fear the Lord and obey His command which are given for their good. He calls them to circumcise their hearts that they leave their stubborn hearts behind and serve Him who is King of kings and Lord of lords. He is our praise! ...

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"Not Because of Your Righteousness" Deuteronomy 9:1-7

October 10, 2023
The Lord gives them the promise that they will cross the Jordon and defeat all of the nations in their path and they are to be completely destroyed. God was going before them as a consuming fire but it wasn't because of Israel's righteousness for they had been rebellious from t...

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"Not Because of Your Righteousness" Deuteronomy 9:1-7

October 10, 2023
The Lord gives them the promise that they will cross the Jordon and defeat all of the nations in their path and they are to be completely destroyed. God was going before them as a consuming fire but it wasn't because of Israel's righteousness for they had been rebellious from t...

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"A People Holy to the Lord" Deuteronomy 7:1-9

October 05, 2023
Moses reminds the people that when God gives them to the land that they must destroy all the idols and places of worship of the false gods and refuse to have any relationship with the people. They were a people whom He redeemed and loved. The New Covenant child is chosen by God...

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"Love the Lord Your God" Deuteronomy 6:4-9

October 03, 2023
The greatest of the commandments was to love the Lord with all of their being. God had demonstrated His love for Israel in bringing them out of slavery. He further demonstrated His everlasting love in providing for them in spite of their frequent rebellions. As they prepare to...

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"Seek the Lord" Deuteronomy 4:25-31

September 28, 2023
Moses continues to warn them not to rebel against God and go after idols that are nothing for they will be scattered from the land. He also reminds them that in their hardship if they diligently seek Him that God is merciful and faithful to His covenant. As believers we underst...

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"A Consuming Fire" Deuteronomy 4:20-24

September 26, 2023
Here Moses reminds them to not forget the Covenant that has been established between God and them. He redeemed them from the horrors of slavery to be His own inheritance and He is jealous for them. Though we Christians live under a new covenant we too must remember the covenant...

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"Keep Yourself From Idols" Deuteronomy 4:15-19

September 21, 2023
Israel is reminded that they had been led by the presence of God and there was no image that could be made by man that would represent their God. They were called to worship Him alone. The New Testament writers warn the followers of Christ to keep themselves from idols as well....

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"Make Them Known" Deuteronomy 4:9-10

September 19, 2023
As Moses prepares to hand over leadership to Joshua who will take the people into the land he encourages them to remember the lessons they have learned and to teach these lessons to their children and their grandchildren so they will know the fear of the Lord and not allow their ...

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"Look and Live" Numbers 21:4-9

September 14, 2023
Once again the people of Israel complain about their circumstances and despise the provision of the Lord. The Lord sent serpents into the camp and many died. They quickly acknowledge they have sinned and ask Moses to pray and He tells Moses to make a bronze serpent and place in...

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"Speak to the Rock" Numbers 20:1-13

September 12, 2023
The wilderness journey was a place of many needs and designed to teach Israel to trust God in complete dependency. Instead of remembering the many times He provided for them miraculously, they complained. God told Moses to go the rock with his staff and speak to it to bring for...

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"Don't Go Up" Numbers 14:39-45

September 07, 2023
The people mourned when they heard the judgment of God but they did not repent. They continued you to be stiff necked and rebellious to the commands of God. It is one thing to be sorry for the consequences of your sin and another to repent. To repent is to change directions, i...

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"As I Live Declares the Lord" Numbers 14:20-38

September 05, 2023
God declares His judgment on Israel for their rebellion. When they were captivated by fear and forgot all the ways the Lord had shown them His great power they cried out that their children would become prey for the enemy. He tells them that just as they complained they would a...

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"Let the Power of the Lord Be Great" Numbers 14:13-19

August 31, 2023
When the Lord tells Moses' He's going to destroy the people and start over and make a new nation from Moses, he immediately intercedes to the Lord. He recognizes it was the Lord's great power that had delivered them. He quoted to the Lord the word he received defining the Lord...

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"How Long Will They Despise Me?" Numbers 14:1-12

August 29, 2023
The effects of the evil report by 10 of the 12 spies was to stir the congregation to rebel against the Lord. Despite their great experience the amazing power of God in their lives they were slaves to fear and missed out on the blessings of living as a beloved child of God. Fear...

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"We Are Like Grasshoppers" Numbers 13

August 24, 2023
The Lord instructs Moses to send in 12 spies to inspect all the land He had promised to give to them. They spent 40 days and came back with a report that the land was exactly as described but 10 of the 12 only saw obstacles and danger and gave an evil report to the people. Josh...

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"The Man Moses Was Very Meek" Numbers 12

August 22, 2023
Numbers 12 describes a time when Miriam and Aaron openly opposed Moses. They claimed for themselves equal authority and it was all stirred up because of their prejudice over his Ethiopian wife. Moses wasn't concerned about what his older sister and brother were but was a man se...

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"Quail From the Sea" Numbers 11:24-35

August 17, 2023
The people had again complained about their circumstances and the lack of meat in their diet. They rejected God's provision of manna from heaven and said they had it better in Egypt. This not only vexed Moses but God and God sent them quail from the sea. They soon loathed what...

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"Is the Lord's Hand Shortened" Numbers 11:16-23

August 15, 2023
In response to Moses feeling overwhelmed with the people of Israel and their complaints, He tells Moses to appoint 70 Elders. They appear before the Tent of Meeting and the Lord shares the anointing of Moses with each of them so they would stand with him and help carry the burde...

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"The Burden is too Great" Numbers 11:10-15

August 10, 2023
Moses was feeling overwhelmed with the responsibilities of leading the people of Israel with all of their complaining. Because he is in an intimate relationship with God, he knew he could come to God and confess the burden was too great for him. We think the key to victory in o...

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"The Secret" Numbers 11:1-3

August 08, 2023
As Israel leaves Mt. Sinai they continue to hold onto the mindset of slaves and they openly complain to God about their circumstances. It's important that their every step was being led by the Lord. The Lord them to places of abundance and places of need trying to show them tha...

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"His Face Shines" Exodus 34:29-35

August 03, 2023
When Moses came down from Mt. Sinai after spending 40 days and nights in fellowship God his face shone with the glory of God. He brings with him two new tablets of stone and the Law of the Covenant. He didn't realize his was was shining and the people were scared so he began to...

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"An Awesome Thing I Will Do With You" Exodus 34:10-17

August 01, 2023
While Moses is meeting with God on Mt. Sanai The Lord renews His covenant with Moses and Israel. He tells them He is going to do amazing things for them and destroy all of their enemies. All they were to do is obey His commands and when they conquered the land they were to dest...

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"Take Us For Your Inheritance" Exodus 34:1-9

July 27, 2023
The Lord calls Moses back up to Mt. Sinai with two new tablets of stone so that He can replace the original tablets Moses broke in anger when seeing the people worship the golden calf. While in the presence of God, Moses is told of the everlasting love and forgiveness He is will...

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"I Know You By Name" Exodus 33:17-23

July 25, 2023
The Lord's response to Moses' intercession was to remind him of the favor he had with God and he was known by name. They were walking in a relationship of intimate knowing. Moses had a heart to grow in a deeper experience of this intimate relationship with God. So, God the Fat...

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"Makes Us Distinct" Exodus 33:12-16

July 20, 2023
Moses makes intercession with the Lord for himself and the people of Israel. He understood they needed the Lord to go with them and that His presence with them is what would make them unique amongst all other peoples.

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"Friends Speaking Together" Exodus 33:7-11

July 18, 2023
As Israel traveled Moses would have the Tabernacle set up outside the camp. It was there for those who sought the Lord and where Moses would speak to God as one friend speaks to another. The people of Israel were separated from intimacy with God because of their being a stiff n...

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"A Stiff-Necked People" Exodus 33:1-6

July 13, 2023
The Lord tells them it is time to leave Mt. Sinai. He affirms His promise to take them to a land filled with milk & honey and will fight for them to destroy all of their enemies but He will no longer go with them but only send an angel because they are a stiff-necked people....

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"Book of Life" Exodus 32:25-35

July 11, 2023
Moses confronts the people with their great sin. While they are in chaos he calls out for those who are on God's side and the Levites come to his side. We make a mistake when we ask God to come on our side and bless our plans. As those who have been redeemed it should always b...

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"Righteous Anger" Exodus 32:15-24

July 06, 2023
While God had wanted to destroy Israel because of their idolatry Moses interceded for them. When he arrived at the camp and saw the idol he broke the two tablets of stone written by God took the idol melted the gold, put it in water and made them drink it. We think of anger as ...

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"A Golden Calf" Exodus 32:1-14

July 04, 2023
While Moses is on the Mount of God for 40 days and nights receiving instructions from God the people grow anxious and presser Aaron to create for them an idol they can worship and follow. Despite seeing the mighty hand of God in delivering them from slavery and committing themse...

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"Sanctify the Sabbath" Exodus 30:12-14

June 29, 2023
The Lord sanctified Israel to be set apart to Him and they were to display this in the faithful keeping of all Sabbaths. They were to do no work on the Sabbath. It was a day set apart to God for communion with Him. The believer is sanctified by the perfect sacrifice of Jesus o...

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"Gifted by God" Exodus 31:1-7

June 27, 2023
As Moses receives instruction for the building of the Tabernacle, he is told by God that certain men have been filled with His Spirit, gifted with skill and intelligence to make all of the garments and furniture for the tabernacle. God gifts each one of His children to function ...

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"Whose Heart Moves Him" Exodus 25:1-9

June 22, 2023
God tells Moses to go before the people and take an offering for God so the people will have the supplies they need for a tabernacle so He may dwell in their midst. This is an invitation to participate in what God is doing in their midst. He provided everything they needed when...

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"The Glory of God" Exodus 24:9-18

June 20, 2023
God calls Moses and elders to come before Him to experience His presence and fellowship with Him. The glory of God was presented as a great cloud over the mountain. It was a fearful sight for those who had not been invited into fellowship with Him. The glory of God appeared as...

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"Worship From Afar" Exodus 24:1-8

June 15, 2023
The Lord confirms His covenant with Israel. Only Moses was allowed to come near to the Lord while the others worshiped from afar. The people were afraid of the Lord and they committed themselves keep all of the rules and commandments but they were unable. We will always have d...

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"Make No Covenant With Them" Exodus 23:27-33

June 13, 2023
God gives Israel wonderful promises to fight for the people and to give them a wonderful land of their own. He is the one that will drive the enemy out and establish them in the land. He also warns them to make no covenant with the people of the land or allow any of conquered p...

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"An Enemy to Your Enemies" Exodus 23:20-26

June 08, 2023
God promises to send His Angel before Israel to fight for them. They have the great promise that He will continue to lead them and if they obey His voice victory is there's to have. They are going into lands that are given over to idolatry and are told to bring to utter destruc...

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"Feast & Offerings" Exodus 23:14-19

June 06, 2023
After the Lord gives Moses the 10 commandments, He gives them many rules regarding how they are to live amongst others. In Exodus 23 He gives them clear instructions on the Sabbath and describes 3 feast they are to keep every year. These feast are there to remind them of all th...

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"The 10 Commandments" Exodus 20

June 01, 2023
In giving the 10 Commandments the Lord is setting the people of Israel apart from all the surrounding nations. He is God alone and therefore there are no other gods and to be no idols amongst them. The commandments are given to establish for them how they are to relate to Him a...

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"Consecrate Yourselves" Exodus 19:7-25

May 30, 2023
God is preparing them to receive the 10 Commandments and the covenant He is ready to make with the people. The people tremble at the presence of the Lord and He tells them to wash and prepare themselves for this holy event. For any of them to come in the presence of God would m...

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"On Eagles Wings" Exodus 19:1-6

May 25, 2023
The Lord brought Israel into the wilderness before Mt. Sinai to prepare them to receive the 10 Commandments. In preparation God gives Moses a message for the people to remember how He has cared for them in delivering them and the promises He is making to them if they will only o...

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"Jethro's Advice to Moses" Exodus 18

May 23, 2023
Moses' father in law Jethro comes with Moses' wife and two sons upon hearing of their deliverance from Egypt and meets him on the Mount of God. He worships the Lord the one true God to celebrate their deliverance. After observing the great burden Moses carried ministering to th...

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"Amalek Defeated" Exodus 17:8-16

May 18, 2023
As Israel continues their journey to the Promised Land they are confronted by Amalek who has come to do battle with them. This is the first battle Israel faces as a people. Moses sends Joshua to gather an army from the men and do battle while Moses goes up the mountain. When M...

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"Water From The Rock" Exodus 17:1-7

May 16, 2023
God has once again led Israel to the place where there was no water and there reaction was to once again contend with Moses. They doubted the integrity of God to provide for them. The Lord once again demonstrates His power in having Moses strike the rock with his staff only to ...

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"Mana From Heaven" Exodus 16:9-36

May 11, 2023
When Israel found themselves in need of food they once again complained against Moses and Aaron. They were still thinking like slaves and instead of going to God who had already demonstrated His mighty hand working on their behalf. In order to demonstrate to them once again tha...

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"Grumbling or Trusting" Exodus 16:1-8

May 09, 2023
The journey through the wilderness is a time of testing for Israel. They knew about the God of their fathers but they still didn't understand His heart for them. They still had the mindset of slaves. When they faced a time of need, instead of trusting God they grumbled about h...

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"Bitter to Sweet" Exodus 15:22-27

May 04, 2023
The Lord is leading Israel by the pillar of cloud and fire on the route that He Himself has chosen. He isn't taking them on the quickest route but the route He has designed for them to teach them that He is their sufficiency in all things. As they begin the journey the first s...

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"Who Is Like You" Exodus 15:1-21

May 02, 2023
After the amazing experience of walking through the Red Sea and seeing the destruction of there enemy, they burst out in a song of praise proclaiming the greatness of God's power. Songs of praise are expressions of worship of God. It is right for us to exalt Him for He is our ...

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"Passing Through The Red Sea" Exodus 14:15-30

April 27, 2023
The Lord told them that He would fight for them and He performs the amazing miracle of parting the Red Sea so Israel could escape the Egyptians. They passed through on dry ground and when they had crossed the Egyptians thought they too could pass through but the promises of God ...

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"He Will Fight For You" Exodus 14:1-14

April 25, 2023
Israel has departed Egypt but the Lord still has many lessons to teach them. He doesn't take them on the shortest route to the promised land but encamps them next to the Red Sea and Pharaoh with hardened heart comes after them claiming what was not his to claim. Israel was stil...

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"The Pillar of Cloud and Fire" Exodus 13:17-22

April 20, 2023
As the Lord leads Israel out of slavery He gives them festivals of remembrance to be passed on to all generations. These are to be reminders for them and their descendants of all He has done and help them to lose the mindset of slave and see themselves as the people of God. He ...

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"Thrust Out of the Land" Exodus 12:33-51

April 18, 2023
Just as God had promised the people leave the land of Egypt. Just as God had promised they would leave with the riches of Egypt. God is faithful to all of His promises. After 430 years in Egypt the people of Israel had grown into a nation. A small group went into the land und...

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"A Great Cry" Exodus 12:21-32

April 13, 2023
The 10th plague falls on Egypt and everyone was affected but the people who had obeyed the Lord, slain the lamb and applied the blood as God directed. The first born of man and beast were dead as a part of God's judgment upon the gods of Israel and Pharaoh for the enslavement of...

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"A Lamb Without Blemish" Exodus 12:1-20

April 11, 2023
In Exodus 12 the Lord gives Israel very clear instructions on how the Passover was to be prepared and followed. They were to prepare a lamb for sacrifice and there was to be no blemish on the sacrificial lamb. We who come to God are all blemished but the sacrifice must be witho...

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"Egypt's Final Warning" Exodus 11

April 06, 2023
Exodus 11 lays out the final warning God has for Pharaoh and the people of Egypt. The final plague will cause a great despair amongst the Egyptians for the firstborn male of all men and cattle will die on the same meaning. God was going to give the Hebrews favor with the Egypti...

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"Darkness" Exodus 10:21-29

April 04, 2023
The ninth plague to come on Egypt is complete darkness. It is a darkness that can be felt. Only the Hebrews had light in all of the land. This goes on for 3 full days before Pharaoh is willing to once again approach the idea of letting the people go and serve the Lord but he's...

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"The Locust" Exodus 10:1-20

March 30, 2023
The plague of the locust is the 8th plague to come upon Pharaoh and Egypt. Pharaoh is given a stern warning of the destruction of what is coming and even his advisors were encouraging him to send the people away but he refused to humble himself before the Lord. When the locust ...

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"Whoever Who Feared the Word of the Lord" Exodus 9:13-35

March 28, 2023
The Lord brings down on Pharaoh and Egypt a great thunderstorm. The hail brings great destruction on the people and land. God is using this to reveal His greatness amongst the world. These judgments should have convinced Pharaoh to repent but he was blinded by pride. There we...

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"Pharaoh and His Hard Heart" Exodus 9:1-12

March 23, 2023
The fifth and sixth plagues come on Egypt with clear distinction between the Egyptians and the Hebrews. God is demonstrating His great power over all of the idols of Egypt and the tyranny of Pharaoh. These judgments continue to come on them because Pharaoh was holding on to tho...

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"Gnats and Flies" Exodus 8:16-32

March 21, 2023
The third and fourth plagues come on Egypt as first gnats and then flies that take over the country. The magicians of Pharaoh are unable to duplicate this miracle and tell Pharaoh it is evidence of God's mighty power. God makes a clear distinction between the Egyptians and Isra...

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"The Frogs" Exodus 8:1-15

March 16, 2023
The second plague to come on Egypt was the land being over run with frogs. Pharaoh promised to let the people go but as soon as Moses made intercession for him and the frogs died, he changed his mind and refused to listen to God. The Egyptians had an idol they worshipped with t...

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"The Nile Turns to Blood" Exodus 7:14-25

March 14, 2023
The first plague to come on Egypt was God turning the Nile River into blood. Pharaoh had caused the death of many young Hebrews by having the baby boys into the Nile. God is showing that He truly is the Lord God Almighty but Pharaoh continues to harden his heart. Pharaoh's mag...

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"He Would Not Listen" Exodus 7:1-13

March 09, 2023
Moses and Aaron once again come before Pharaoh and display for him the miracle of the staff turning into a serpent. Pharaoh's magicians were able to do a similar trick but Aaron's staff consumed all of theirs. Still Pharaoh hardened his heart just as God said he would. All of ...

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"I Am the Lord" Exodus 6:1-13

March 07, 2023
God's plan to deliver His people was not altered by the simple rejection of Pharaoh. God reminds Moses of who He is as the Lord God Almighty, Jehovah. He was going to fulfill His covenant with His people Israel and Moses would lead them out of slavery and bondage but first a gr...

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"Why Did You Send Me?" Exodus 5

March 02, 2023
Moses and Aaron appear before Pharaoh to proclaim the Lord's word and they are rejected. Not only does Pharaoh refuse to let them go he brings even greater affliction on them by requiring them to find their own straw to make the same number of bricks. With the people in great d...

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"A Bridegroom of Blood" Exodus 4:18-31

February 28, 2023
Moses begins his journey down to Egypt with his family given the assurance that all those who sought to kill him were already dead. While on the way the Lord God stops him because he had failed to circumcise his sons. His wife is quite upset because she has nothing like circumc...

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"I Will Be Your Mouth" Exodus 4:1-16

February 23, 2023
Moses has many excuses for not receiving God's calling to go to his people as God's representative. He had lost all of his self-confidence over the last 40 years as a shepherd in exile. It is important for all of us to remember, God doesn't call us because of what we hav