Category Archives: appreciation

alarm clock

alarm clock Psalm 57:8-11 (JDV) Psalm 57:8 Wake up, my throat! Wake up, harp and lyre! I will wake up the dawn. Psalm 57:9 I will praise you, Lord, among the peoples; I will sing praises to you among the … Continue reading

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under-appreciating God

under-appreciating God Jeremiah 9:17-26 (JDV) Jeremiah 9:17 This is what Yahveh of Armies says: Consider this closely, and summon the women who mourn; send for the skillful women. Jeremiah 9:18 Let them come quickly to raise a lament over us … Continue reading

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not always welcomed

not always welcomed Acts 17:1-9 (JDV) Acts 17:1 After they passed through Amphipolis and Apollonia, they came to Thessalonica, where there was a Jewish synagogue. Acts 17:2 As usual, Paul went into the synagogue, and on three Sabbath days made … Continue reading

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today’s miracle

today’s miracle Acts 16:1-5 (JDV) Acts 16:1 Paul went on to Derbe and Lystra, where there was a disciple named Timothy, the son of a believing Jewish woman, but his father was a Greek. Acts 16:2 The brothers and sisters … Continue reading

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forgotten parent

forgotten parent Deuteronomy 32:18-21 (JDV) Deuteronomy 32:18 You ignored the Rock who gave you birth; you forgot the God who gave birth to you. Deuteronomy 32:19 When Yahveh saw this, he despised them, angered by his sons and daughters. Deuteronomy … Continue reading

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provider and pretenders

provider and pretenders Deuteronomy 32:15-17 (JDV) Deuteronomy 32:15 Then Jeshurun became fat and rebelled — you became fat, bloated, and gorged. He abandoned the God who made him and scorned the Rock of his salvation. Deuteronomy 32:16 They provoked his … Continue reading

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appreciating parents

appreciating parents Deuteronomy 27:16 (JDV) Deuteronomy 27:16 ‘The one who dishonors his father or mother is afflicted with a curse.’ And all the people will say, ‘Amen!’ appreciating parents Most of us encounter the command to honor parents when we … Continue reading

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generational gratitude

generational gratitude Deuteronomy 26:1-10 (JDV) Deuteronomy 26:1 “When you enter the land Yahveh your God is giving you as an inheritance, and you take possession of it and stay in it, Deuteronomy 26:2 take some of the first of all … Continue reading

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usurping the harvest

usurping the harvest Deuteronomy 23:24-25 (JDV) Deuteronomy 23:24 “When you enter your neighbor’s vineyard, you may eat as many grapes as you want until you are full, but do not put any in your container. Deuteronomy 23:25 When you enter … Continue reading

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enjoying a good steak

enjoying a good steak Deuteronomy 12:20 “When Yahveh your God enlarges your territory as he has promised you, and you say, ‘I want to eat meat’ because you have a strong desire to eat meat, you may eat it whenever … Continue reading

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