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LENT 2019 - Wednesday, March 20

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Romans 2:1. Therefore you have no excuse, whoever you are, when you judge others; for in passing judgement on another you condemn yourself, because you, the judge, are doing the very same things. Judging others. It is such an easy thing to do. The driver who just sped past me - how unsafe...

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LENT 2019 - Tuesday, March 19

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Ephesians 3:18-19. I pray that you may have the power to comprehend, with all the saints, what is the breadth and length and height and depth, and to know the love of Christ that surpasses knowledge, so that you may be filled with all the fullness of God. This passage is from a letter...

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LENT 2019 - Monday, March 18

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Jeremiah 1:19. They will fight against you; but they shall not prevail against you, for I am with you, says the Lord, to deliver you. What did God mean when He told Jeramiah he would “deliver him”, and they would not “prevail”?What did God mean when He told Jeramiah...

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LENT 2019 - Saturday, March 16

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Deuteronomy 11:18-19. You shall put these words of mine in your heart and soul, and you shall bind them as a sign on your hand, and fix them as an emblem on your forehead. Teach them to your children, talking about them when you are at home and when you are away, when you lie down and when you...

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LENT 2019 - Friday, March 15

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Psalm 51:7-8. You desire truth in the inward being; therefore teach me wisdom in my secret heart. Purge me with hyssop, and I shall be clean; wash me, and I shall be whiter than snow. When David addresses God as desiring David’s (our) faithfulness from the womb, this reveals God with...

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LENT 2019 - Thursday, March 14

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Wisdom 9:9. With you is wisdom, she who knows your works and was present when you made the world; she understands what is pleasing in your sight and what is wright according to your commandments. The interesting thing to me about this quotation is the personification and separation of...

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LENT 2019 - Wednesday, March 13

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Psalm 119:49-50. Remember your word to your servant, in which you have made me hope. This is my comfort in my distress, that your promise gives me life. In these lines, the psalmist has a personal relationship with God and seems to be praying for deliverance from some kind of trouble. He is...

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LENT 2019 - Tuesday, March 12

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Mark 3:32-35. A crowd was sitting around Jesus; and they said to him, 'Your mother and your brothers and sisters are outside, asking for you.' And he replied, 'Who are my mother and my brothers?' And looking at those who sat around him, he said, 'Here are my mother and my brothers! Whoever...

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LENT 2019 - Monday, March 11

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Hebrews 2:18. Because he himself was tested by what he suffered, he is able to help those who are being tested. Sometimes I start with a specific reading, thinking that it will be my focus, only to find myself led in a different direction. It is the case here, with my two offerings...

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LENT 2019 - Saturday, March 9

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1 Corinthians 1:25. For God's foolishness is wiser than human wisdom, and God's weakness is stronger than human strength. In this section of his first Letter to the Corinthians, Paul acknowledges that the message of Jesus's crucifixion (and resurrection) is challenging for some to accept...

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