Daily Message – 2 Dec 2021

“There are six things the LORD hates, seven that are detestable to him: haughty eyes, a lying tongue, hands that shed innocent blood, a heart that devises wicked schemes, feet that are quick to rush into evil, a false witness who pours out lies and a person who stirs up conflict in the community.”

Proverbs 6:16-17,19

Hate is a strong word. And we know that God is a God of love, grace and mercy. So if the Bible tells us that God hates something, we should probably pay attention.

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Daily Message – 30 Nov 2021

“I have more understanding than all my teachers, For Your testimonies are my meditation.”
Psalm 119:99 NKJV

In the Garden of Eden, the serpent, the devil, had a specific strategy for getting Adam and Eve to sin. Look at his words to Eve in Genesis 3:1: “Did God really say, ‘You must not eat from any tree in the garden’?” Notice how he tries to make Eve question God’s words.

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Daily Message – 29 Nov 2021

Now while Ezra was praying, and while he was confessing, weeping, and bowing down before the house of God, a very large assembly of men, women, and children gathered to him from Israel; for the people wept very bitterly.
Ezra 10:1 NKJV

How many times a day do you hear someone say Sorry? We all have been in that situation, life is full of apology inspiring situations. How often are those apologies genuine? That is hard to say. Sometimes the word sorry is nothing more than a reflex, a way of moving past a situation as quickly as possible. If someone says, “You hurt my feelings,” we say, “Oh, sorry,” and expect the matter to be dropped, without a second thought.

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Daily Message – 28 Nov 2021

“And Solomon, my son, learn to know the God of your ancestors intimately. Worship and serve him with your whole heart and a willing mind. For the LORD sees every heart and knows every plan and thought. If you seek him, you will find him. But if you forsake him, he will reject you forever.
1 Chronicles 28:9 NLT

Devotion is the word we use to describe participating in a short Bible study and discussion, like the one we are having now. But the word devotion also refers to the attitude that drives us to seek God.

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Daily Message – 27 Nov 2021

“So she fell on her face, bowed down to the ground, and said to him, “Why have I found favor in your eyes, that you should take notice of me, since I am a foreigner?” [11] And Boaz answered and said to her, “It has been fully reported to me, all that you have done for your mother-in-law since the death of your husband, and how you have left your father and your mother and the land of your birth, and have come to a people whom you did not know before.”
Ruth 2:10-12 NKJV

Boaz did not yet know Ruth, but he had heard all about her. He had heard how she stood by her mother-in-law, Naomi, and he was impressed. Not only did he give Ruth food to feed Naomi and herself, but he also blessed her by wishing that God would reward her for her integrity.

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