Category Archives: courage

clarity, courage, commission

clarity, courage, commission 1 Timothy 1:3-4 (JDV) 1 Timothy 1:3 As I urged you when I went to Macedonia, remain in Ephesus so that you may direct certain people not to endorse different doctrine 1 Timothy 1:4 or to pay … Continue reading

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passing through Baca

passing through Baca Psalm 84:5-8 (JDV) Psalm 84:5 Fortunate is the person whose strength is in you, those whose hearts have found a highway to you. Psalm 84:6 As they pass through the Valley of Baca, they make it a … Continue reading

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the most unlikely hero

the most unlikely hero Judges 6:25-40 (JDV) Judges 6:25 On that very night Yahveh said to him, “Take your father’s young bull and a second bull seven years old. Then tear down the altar of Baal that belongs to your … Continue reading

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God at work through her

God at work through her Judges 4:11-24 (JDV) Judges 4:11 Now Heber the Kenite had moved away from the Kenites, the sons of Hobab, Moses’s father-in-law, and pitched his tent beside the oak tree of Zaanannim, which was near Kedesh. … Continue reading

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a culture of compromise

a culture of compromise Judges 3:5-13 (JDV) Judges 3:5 But they settled among the Canaanites, Hethites, Amorites, Perizzites, Hivites, and Jebusites. Judges 3:6 The Israelites took their daughters as wives for themselves, gave their own daughters to their sons, and … Continue reading

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passing the ark

passing the ark Joshua 3:16-17 (JDV) Joshua 3:16 and the water flowing downstream stood still, rising up in a mass that extended as far as Adam, a city next to Zarethan. The water flowing downstream into the Sea of the … Continue reading

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sources of strength and courage

sources of strength and courage Joshua 1:6-9 (JDV) Joshua 1:6 “Be strong and courageous, because you will distribute the land I swore to their fathers to give them as an inheritance. Joshua 1:7 Above all, be strong and very courageous … Continue reading

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crisis moments

crisis moments Psalm 59:1-2 (JDV) Psalm 59:1 Rescue me from my enemies, my God; protect me from those who rise up against me. Psalm 59:2 Rescue me from those who practice failure, and save me from men of bloodshed. crisis … Continue reading

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a watched pot

a watched pot Psalm 58:9-11 (JDV) Psalm 58:9 Before your pots can feel the heat of the thorns – whether green or burning – he will sweep them away. Psalm 58:10 The righteous one will rejoice when he sees the … Continue reading

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a harvest in an uncertain time

a harvest in an uncertain time Jeremiah 40:7-12 (JDV) Jeremiah 40:7 All the commanders of the armies that were in the countryside – they and their men – heard that the king of Babylon had appointed Gedaliah son of Ahikam … Continue reading

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