June 5: “Worship Is Costly”

2 Samuel 24:24 (NLT): “But the king replied to Araunah, ‘No, I insist on buying it, for I will not present burnt offerings to the Lord my God that have cost me nothing.’ So David paid him fifty pieces of silver for the threshing floor and the oxen.”

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May 9: “Some Reflections on Prayer”

1 Samuel 7:9 (NLT): “So Samuel took a young lamb and offered it to the Lord as a whole burnt offering. He pleaded with the Lord to help Israel, and the Lord answered him.”

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February 6: “Jesus and the Mercy Seat”

11 Minute Read TODAY’S BIBLE READING: Exodus 23:14–25:40 Matthew 24:29-51 Psalm 30:1-12 Proverbs 7:24-27 TODAY’S BIBLE VERSE(S): Exodus 25:21–22 (CSB): “Set the mercy seat on top of the ark and put the tablets of the testimony that I will give you into the ark. I will meet with you there above the mercy seat, between […]

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January 9: “God, Abraham, and child sacrifice”

TODAY’S BIBLE READING: Genesis 20:1–22:24 Matthew 7:15-29 Psalm 9:1-12 Proverbs 2:16-22 TODAY’S BIBLE VERSE(S): Genesis 22:1-2 (CSB) “After these things God tested Abraham and said to him, ‘Abraham!’ ‘Here I am,’ he answered. ‘Take your son,’ he said, ‘your only son Isaac, whom you love, go to the land of Moriah, and offer him there […]

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Our Trip to Israel: Temple Mount

This place is special? But, maybe you don’t know the Biblical story of this site, the place where the Temple once resided. Stay with me as I unpack some Bible passages. I believe that when you arrive at the end of this post, you will have seen a fascinating truth in Scripture that you won’t […]

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The standard of love

DAILY BIBLE READING:2 Samuel 9:1–11:27 John 15:1-27 Psalm 119:49-64 Proverbs 16:1-3BIBLE VERSE(S) FOR TODAY:John 15:12-13 “This is my command: Love one another as I have loved you. No one has greater love than this: to lay down his life for his friends.”REFLECTIONS ON TODAY’S BIBLE VERSE(S):We don’t have to spend much time in the New Testament before we realize that love […]

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To Give or Not to Give, That is the Question

As we read through the Bible, there will be times when two passages seem to contradict. We cannot imagine how they can both be reconciled because they seem to contradict each other. Coming to this conclusion is a very good thing! Why? Because, first of all, it means we’re paying attention to what we are reading. […]

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The incredible history of Mt. Moriah

OK! This is just too cool! I don’t have enough time to really flesh this thought out but here’s my best attempt… I was reading in 1 Chronicles 21 this morning picking up where I left off from yesterday’s reading. Because of David’s sin of numbering the men who could fight in his army (probably […]

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