Category Archives: religion

first seek peace

first seek peace Deuteronomy 20:10-14 (JDV) Deuteronomy 20:10 “When you approach a city to fight against it, make an offer of peace. Deuteronomy 20:11 If it answers your offer of peace and opens its gates to you, all the people … Continue reading

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repulsive religious acts

repulsive religious acts Deuteronomy 17:1-5 Deuteronomy 17:1 “Do not sacrifice to Yahveh your God an ox or sheep with a defect or any serious flaw, because that is repulsive to Yahveh your God. Deuteronomy 17:2 “If a man or woman … Continue reading

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deceiving evidence

deceiving evidence Deuteronomy 12:32-13:3 (JDV) Deuteronomy 12:32 Be careful to do everything I command you; do not add anything to it or take anything away from it. Deuteronomy 13:1 “If a prophet or someone who has dreams arises among you … Continue reading

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what worship should be

what worship should be Deuteronomy 12:5 Instead, turn to the place Yahveh your God chooses from all your tribes to place his name for his dwelling and go there. Deuteronomy 12:6 You are to bring there your ascending offerings and … Continue reading

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places we revere

places we revere Deuteronomy 12:2 Destroy completely all the places where the nations that you are taking possession of worship their gods — on the high mountains, on the hills, and under every green tree. Deuteronomy 12:3 Tear down their … Continue reading

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worship disrupted

Joel 1:13-14 (JDV) Joel 1:13 Wrap yourselves in sackcloth and passionately demonstrate your sorrow, you priests; yell, you ministers of the altar. Come and spend the night in sackcloth, you ministers of my God, because grain and drink offerings are … Continue reading

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sin, sacrifice, repeat

devotional post # 2121 Hosea 8:11-14 Hos 8:11 Since Ephraim has made more altars because of sinning, they have become to him altars to promote sinning. Hos 8:12 If I had written my law for him ten thousand times, they … Continue reading

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best effort

devotional post # 2119 Hosea 8:5-7 Hos 8:5 I have rejected your calf, Samaria. My anger has been kindled against them. How long will they be stay unclean? Hos 8:6 Because it is from Israel; a blacksmith made it; it … Continue reading

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encouraging without overburdening

RELIGION WITHOUT REST IS NOT CHRISTIAN Luke 11:45-46 Luke 11:45 One of the experts in religious law answered him, “Teacher, when you say these things you insult us too.” Luke 11:46 But Jesus replied, ” Tragedy is coming to you … Continue reading

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trouble at church

Isaiah 1:7-15a 7 Your country is deserted, your cities have been burned up with fire; your land: aliens are devouring it in your presence, and it is desolate, as if devastated by foreigners. 8 And the daughter of Zion is … Continue reading

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