Category Archives: sin

not measuring up

20220504 not measuring up 1 Timothy 1:12-14 (JDV) 1 Timothy 1:12 I give gratitude to Christ Jesus our Lord who has strengthened me, because he considered me faithful, appointing me for the assistance – 1 Timothy 1:13 even though I … Continue reading

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his holiness and hell

his holiness and hell Psalm 73:15-17 (JDV) Psalm 73:15 If I had decided to say these things aloud, I would have betrayed your people. Psalm 73:16 When I tried to understand all this, it seemed hopeless Psalm 73:17 until I … Continue reading

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devastated

devastated Judges 20:18-48 (JDV) Judges 20:18 They set out, went to Bethel, and inquired of God. The Israelites asked, “Who is to be leading tribe to fight for us against the Benjaminites?” And Yahveh answered, “Judah will be first.” Judges … Continue reading

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hiding places

hiding places Judges 6:1-10 (JDV) Judges 6:1 The Israelites did what was evil in the eyes of Yahveh. So Yahveh gave them to Midian’s hands seven years, Judges 6:2 and they overpowered Israel. Because of Midian, the Israelites made hiding … Continue reading

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how civilizations collapse

how civilizations collapse Lamentations 5:16b-18 (JDV) Lamentations 5:16b Tragedy to us, because we have failed. Lamentations 5:17 Because of this, our heart is sick; because of these, our eyes grow dim: Lamentations 5:18 because of Mount Zion, which lies desolate … Continue reading

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they kindled the fire

they kindled the fire Lamentations 4:11-13 (JDV) Lamentations 4:11 Yahveh has exhausted his wrath, poured out his burning anger; he has ignited a fire in Zion, and it has consumed her foundations. Lamentations 4:12 The kings of the land and … Continue reading

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look at my pain

look at my pain Lamentations 1:18-19 (JDV) Lamentations 1:18 Yahveh is being just, because I have rebelled against his command. Listen, all you people; look at my pain. My young women and young men have gone into captivity. Lamentations 1:19 … Continue reading

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detested

detested Lamentations 1:7-12 (JDV) Lamentations 1:7 During the days of her misery and homelessness Jerusalem remembers all the precious belongings that were hers in the old days. When her people fell into the adversary’s hand, she had no one to … Continue reading

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God’s sexual preference

God’s sexual preference 1 Thessalonians 4:3-6 (JDV) 1 Thessalonians 4:3 For this is God’s preference, your consecration: that you keep away from sexual immorality, 1 Thessalonians 4:4 that each of you knows how to control his own body in consecration … Continue reading

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valley of cutting off

valley of cutting off Joshua 7:22-26 (JDV) Joshua 7:22 So Joshua sent messengers who ran to the tent, and there was the cloak, concealed in his tent, with the silver underneath. Joshua 7:23 They took the things from inside the … Continue reading

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