Category Archives: commitment

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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the unsurrendered life

Ephesians 4:20-24 (JDV) Ephesians 4:20 But you did not learn Christ in this way,1 Ephesians 4:21 assuming you heard about him and were taught by him, like the truth is in Jesus, Ephesians 4:22 to take off your former way … Continue reading

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learning how to unsurrender

Ephesians 4:17-19 (JDV) Ephesians 4:17 Then I say this and testify in the Lord: You should no longer live like the Gentiles live, in the futility of their thoughts. Ephesians 4:18 They are darkened in their understanding, excluded from the … Continue reading

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remember what you were

Ephesians 2:11-12 (JDV) Ephesians 2:11 For this reason,1 remember that at one time you were Gentiles in the flesh – called “the uncircumcised” by those called “the circumcised,” which is done in the flesh by human hands. Ephesians 2:12 At … Continue reading

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