Category Archives: reconciliation

like an enemy

like an enemy Lamentations 2:1-5 (JDV) Lamentations 2:1 How the Lord has covered Daughter Zion with the cloud of his anger! He has thrown down Israel’s glory from the sky to the land. He did not acknowledge his footstool in … Continue reading

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something impure

something impure Lamentations 1:16-17 (JDV) Lamentations 1:16 I cry because of these things; my eyes flow with tears. For there is no one nearby to comfort me, no one to keep me alive. My children are desolate because the enemy … Continue reading

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it snowed on Zalmon

it snowed on Zalmon Psalm 68:11-14 (JDV) Psalm 68:11 The Lord gave the command; a great army of women brought the good news: Psalm 68:12 “The kings of the armies flee – they flee!” She who stays at home divides … Continue reading

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vengeance on his adversaries

vengeance on his adversaries Deuteronomy 32:40-43 (JDV) Deuteronomy 32:40 I raise my hand to the sky and declare: As surely as I live permanently, Deuteronomy 32:41 when I sharpen my flashing sword, and my hand takes hold of judgment, I … Continue reading

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faith and reality

faith and reality Deuteronomy 29:19-21 (JDV) Deuteronomy 29:19 When someone hears the words of this oath, he may celebrate himself, and this is what he says: ‘I will have peace even though I follow my own stubborn heart.’ This will … Continue reading

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open gates

Ephesians 2:19-20 (JDV) Ephesians 2:19 So then you are no longer foreigners and strangers, but fellow citizens with the devotees, and God’s household members,1 Ephesians 2:20 built on the foundation of the missionaries and prophets, with Christ Jesus himself as … Continue reading

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erasing the divide

Ephesians 2:16-18 (JDV) Ephesians 2:16 and so that he might reconcile both to God with one body through the cross, killing the hostility. Ephesians 2:17 He came and proclaimed the good news of peace to you who were far away … Continue reading

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forgetting the hurt

devotional post # 2185 2Co 7:14 Since whatever confident assertions I made to him about you, I was not ashamed to have made them. But just like everything we said to you was true, so also our confident assertions before … Continue reading

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courage and faith

devotional post # 2181 2 Corinthians 7:2-4 2Co 7:2 Find room in your hearts for us. We have wronged no one, we have corrupted no one, we have taken advantage of no one. 2Co 7:3 I am not saying this … Continue reading

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getting close to God

devotional post # 2173 2 Corinthians 5:16-19 2Co 5:16 For this reason, we are not interested in knowing anyone on a mere external basis. Even though we once knew about Christ on a mere external basis, we do not know … Continue reading

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