Category Archives: compassion

caring barbarians

caring barbarians Acts 28:1-10 (JDV) Acts 28:1 Once safely ashore, we then learned that the island was called Malta. Acts 28:2 The barbarians showed us extraordinary kindness. They lit a fire and took us all in, since it was raining … Continue reading

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276 throats

276 throats Acts 27:27-44 (JDV) Acts 27:27 When the fourteenth night came, we were drifting in the Adriatic Sea, and about midnight the sailors thought they were approaching land. Acts 27:28 They took soundings and found it to be a … Continue reading

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the God who relents

Joel 2:12-14 (JDV) Joel 2:12 Even now – this is Yahveh’s declaration – turn to me with all your heart, with fasting, weeping, and mourning. Joel 2:13 Tear your hearts, not just your clothes, and return to Yahveh your God. … Continue reading

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brutal chickens

Psalm 35:11-16 Psalm 35:11 Malicious witnesses come forward; they question me about things I do not know. Psalm 35:12 They repay me evil for good, making my soul desolate. Psalm 35:13 Yet when they were sick, my clothing was sackcloth; … Continue reading

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like broken pottery

Psalm 31:9-13 Psalm 31:9 Be gracious to me, Yahveh, because I am in distress; my eyes, my throat and my belly are worn out from frustration. Psalm 31:10 Indeed, my life disappears with grief and my years with groaning; my … Continue reading

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no reason for rescue

devotional post # 2141 Hosea 13:14-16 Hos 13:14 Should I rescue them from the power of Sheol? Should I redeem them from Death? O Death, where are your plagues? O Sheol, where is your sting? My eyes see no reason … Continue reading

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the shepherd’s priority

devotional post # 2005 Luke 15:1-7 Luk 15:1 But all the tax collectors and sinners were coming close to listen to him. Luk 15:2 And the Pharisees and the experts in the law were whining, “This man welcomes sinners and … Continue reading

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freedom for all

devotional post #1,999 Luke 14:1-6 Luk 14:1 Something else happened one Sabbath when Jesus went to eat bread at the house of a ruler from the Pharisees, they were watching him carefully. Luk 14:2 Notice this man right in front … Continue reading

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just being a neighbour

WAS THE SAMARITAN “GOOD?” Luke 10:33-37 Luk 10:33 But a Samaritan who was travelling came to where the injured man was, and when he saw him, he felt compassion for him. Luk 10:34 He went up to him and bandaged … Continue reading

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someone else’s child

WHO DO YOU VALUE? Luke 9:46-48 Luk 9:46 Now an argument started among the disciples as to which of them might be the greatest. Luk 9:47 But when Jesus recognised their innermost thoughts, he took a child, had him stand … Continue reading

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