Category Archives: plan of God

other peoples’ future

  Deuteronomy 2:22-23 (JDV) Deuteronomy 2:22 This was just as he had done for the descendants of Esau who lived in Seir, when he exterminated the Horites ahead of them; they took possession from them and have lived in their … Continue reading

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pine boxes

  Deuteronomy 2:16-21 (JDV) Deuteronomy 2:16 “When all the fighting men had died among the people, Deuteronomy 2:17 Yahveh spoke to me, and this is what he said: Deuteronomy 2:18 ‘Today you are going to cross the border of Moab … 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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convergence of divine wills

Ephesians 1:11-12 (JDV) Ephesians 1:11 In him we have also received an inheritance, because we were predestined according to the plan1 of the one who achieves2 everything in agreement with the purpose3 of his preference, Ephesians 1:12 so that we … Continue reading

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theology-experience disconnect

Joel 2:25-27 (JDV) Joel 2:25 I will repay you for the years that the winging stage locust ate, the crawling stage locust, the destroying locust, and the recently mature locust– my great army that I sent against you. Joel 2:26 … Continue reading

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the fate of the invader

Joel 2:20 (JDV) Joel 2:20 I will drive the northern invader far from you and banish him to a dry and open land, his front ranks into the Dead Sea, and his rear guard into the Mediterranean Sea. His stink … Continue reading

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unwitting accomplices

Joel 2:10-11 (JDV) Joel 2:10 The land quakes before them; the sky1 shakes. The sun and moon grow dark, and the stars cease their shining. Joel 2:11 Yahveh makes his voice heard in the presence of his army. His camp … Continue reading

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until the storms are over

Joel 2:6-9 (JDV) Joel 2:6 Nations convulse1 before them; all the people’s faces are drained of redness. Joel 2:7 They attack like warriors attack; they scale walls like men of war do. Each marches on his own path, and they … Continue reading

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when the dominoes start falling

Joel 2:1-2 (JDV) Joel 2:1 Blow a ram’s horn bugle1 in Zion; sound an alarm on my holy mountain! Let all the people living in the land tremble, because the day of Yahveh is coming; in fact, it is near … Continue reading

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a spacious place

Psalm 31:6-8 Psalm 31:6 I hate those who worship temporary and trivial1 things, but I trust in Yahveh. Psalm 31:7 I will celebrate and be happy in your covenant faithfulness because you have seen my affliction. You know the troubles … Continue reading

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