Category Archives: commitment

cleansing Canaan

cleansing Canaan Deuteronomy 7:5 Instead, this is what you are to do to them: tear down their altars, smash their standing stones, cut down their Asherah poles, and burn their carved images. Deuteronomy 7:6 You see, you are a sacred … Continue reading

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partnering with paganism

partnering with paganism Deuteronomy 7:2 and when Yahveh your God delivers them over to you and you defeat them, you must completely eliminate them. Make no treaty with them and show them no mercy. Deuteronomy 7:3 You must not intermarry … Continue reading

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your God who is among you

  your God who is among you Deuteronomy 6:13 Fear Yahveh your God, worship him, and take your oaths in his name. Deuteronomy 6:14 Do not follow other gods, the gods of the peoples around you, Deuteronomy 6:15 because Yahveh … Continue reading

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focusing on God alone

  focusing on God alone Deuteronomy 6:3 Listen, Israel, and be careful to follow them, so that you may prosper and multiply greatly, because Yahveh, the God of your fathers, has promised you a land flowing with milk and honey. … Continue reading

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life or death quest

  Deuteronomy 4:1-4 Deuteronomy 4:1 “Now, Israel, listen to the prescriptions1 and rules I am teaching you to follow, so that you may stay alive,2 enter, and take possession of the land Yahveh, the God of your fathers, is giving … Continue reading

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sacrificing for your brothers

  Deuteronomy 3:18-20 (JDV) Deuteronomy 3:18 “I commanded you at that time: and this is what I said: Yahveh your God has given you this land to take possession of. All your militarily qualified sons1 will cross over in battle … Continue reading

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why we are in Deuteronomy

Deuteronomy 1:1-5 (JDV) Deuteronomy 1:1 These are the words Moses said to all Israel across the Jordan in the open country,1 in the Arabah opposite Suph, between Paran and Tophel, Laban, Hazeroth, and Di-zahab. Deuteronomy 1:2 It is an eleven-day … Continue reading

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against the flow

Ephesians 5:15-17 (JDV) Ephesians 5:15 Pay careful attention, then, to how you live – not as unwise people but as wise – Ephesians 5:16 making the most of the season, because the days are evil. Ephesians 5:17 So don’t be … Continue reading

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decision training

Ephesians 5:9-10 (JDV) Ephesians 5:9 because the fruit of the light consists of all goodness, righteousness, and truth – Ephesians 5:10 evaluating1 what is pleasing to the Lord. decision training We are used to evaluating our life options based on … Continue reading

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don’t partner with darkness

Ephesians 5:6-8 (JDV) Ephesians 5:6 Let no one deceive you with empty arguments, because God’s wrath is coming on the disobedient because of these things. Ephesians 5:7 Do not become their partners, then. Ephesians 5:8 You see, you were once … Continue reading

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