Category Archives: commitment

frustrated or fruitful?

devotional post # 2144 Hosea 14:8-9 Hos 14:8 O Ephraim, why am I still having to deal with the idols? I am the who answers and looks after you. I am like an evergreen cypress; your fruitfulness comes from me. … Continue reading

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king and calf

devotional post # 2128 Hosea 10:5-7 Hos 10:5 The residents of Samaria are afraid for the calf of Beth-aven. Its people mourn for it, and so do its idolatrous priests– those who had partied over it and over its glory– … Continue reading

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disappearing dew

devotional post # 2111 Hosea 6:4-7 Hos 6:4 What am I going to do with you, Ephraim? What am I going to do with you, Judah? Your covenant loyalty is like a morning cloud, like the dew that disappears early. … Continue reading

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nice shades

devotional post # 2104 Hosea 4:12-14 Hos 4:12 My people look for answers from of their wood, and their walking staff to tell them things. Because a spirit of prostitution has led them astray, and they have left their God … Continue reading

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love pact

devotional post # 2098 Hosea 2:18-20 Hos 2:18 And I will make for them a covenant on that day with the wild animals, the birds of the sky, and the crawling things of the ground. And I will destroy the … Continue reading

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ashamed of being ashamed

devotional post # 2071 Luke 22:54-62 Luk 22:54 Then they arrested him and led him away, bringing him into the high priest’s house, and Peter was following at a distance. Luk 22:55 And when they had kindled a fire in … Continue reading

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staying with him in tough times

devotional post # 2 Luk 22:28 “You are those who have stayed with me in my tough times, Luk 22:29 and I am assigning to you, as my Father assigned to me, a kingdom, Luk 22:30 so that you will … Continue reading

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agnosticism exposed

devotional post # 2041 Luke 20:1-8 JDV Luk 20:1 Then one day it happened: while Jesus was teaching the people in the temple courts and explaining the gospel, the high-ranking priests and the experts in the law with the elders … Continue reading

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ministry in the line of fire

devotional post # 2040 Luke 19:45=48 Luk 19:45 Then Jesus entered the temple courts and began to drive out those who were selling things there, Luk 19:46 saying to them, “It is written, ‘My house will be a house of … Continue reading

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fair trade

devotional post # 2028 Luke 18:28-30 Luk 18:28 And Peter said, “Notice, we have left everything we own to follow you!” Luk 18:29 Then Jesus said to them, “I tell you the truth, there is no one who has left … Continue reading

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