Category Archives: patience

how to wait for Jesus

how to wait for Jesus 1 Thessalonians 1:8-10 (JDV) 1 Thessalonians 1:8 You see, the word of the Lord rang out from you, not only in Macedonia and Achaia, but in every place that your faith in God has gone … 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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hurry up and wait

hurry up and wait Joshua 3:1-2 (JDV) Joshua 3:1 Joshua started early the next morning and left the Acacia Grove with all the Israelites. They went as far as the Jordan and stayed there before crossing. Joshua 3:2 After three … Continue reading

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no sequel

no sequel Jeremiah 52:31-34 (JDV) Jeremiah 52:31 On the twenty-fifth day of the twelfth month of the thirty-seventh year of the exile of Judah’s King Jehoiachin, King Evil-merodach of Babylon, in the first year of his reign, pardoned King Jehoiachin … Continue reading

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small beginnings

small beginnings Acts 16:11-15 (JDV) Acts 16:11 From Troas we put out to sea and sailed straight for Samothrace, the next day to Neapolis, Acts 16:12 and from there to Philippi, a Roman colony and a leading city of the … Continue reading

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false starts

false starts Acts 16:6-10 (JDV) Acts 16:6 They went through the region of Phrygia and Galatia; they had been forbidden by the Sacred Breath to speak the word in Asia. Acts 16:7 When they came to Mysia, they tried to … Continue reading

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patience to keep knocking

patience to keep knocking Acts 12:6-19 (JDV) Acts 12:6 When Herod was about to bring him out for trial, that very night Peter, tied up with two chains, is sleeping between two soldiers, while the sentries in front of the … Continue reading

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stretch limbo

stretch limbo Deuteronomy 16:12-15 Deuteronomy 16:12 Remember that you were slaves in Egypt; carefully watch these prescriptions. Deuteronomy 16:13 “You are to celebrate the Festival of Huts1 for seven days when you have gathered in everything from your threshing floor … Continue reading

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evidence of enmity

  Deuteronomy 2:26-30 (JDV) Deuteronomy 2:26 “So I sent messengers with an offer of peace to King Sihon of Heshbon from the open country of Kedemoth, and this is what they said: Deuteronomy 2:27 ‘Let us travel through your land; … Continue reading

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long waits

  Deuteronomy 2:13-15 (JDV) Deuteronomy 2:13 “Yahveh said, ‘Now get up and cross the Zered Valley.’ So we crossed the Zered Valley. Deuteronomy 2:14 The time we spent traveling from Kadesh-barnea until we crossed the Zered Valley was thirty-eight years … Continue reading

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