Category Archives: violence

a prayer of disruption

a prayer of disruption Psalm 55:9-11 (JDV) Psalm 55:9 Lord, confuse and confound their speech, because I see violence and strife in the city; Psalm 55:10 day and night they make the rounds on its walls. Crime and trouble are … Continue reading

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gun control 3

gun control 3 Psalm 44:9-16 (JDV) Psalm 44:9 You have even rejected and disgraced us; you do not march out with our armies. Psalm 44:10 You make us retreat from the adversary, and those who hate us have taken plunder … Continue reading

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gun control 2

gun control 2 Psalm 44:4-8 (JDV) Psalm 44:4 You are my King, my God, who appoints victories for Jacob. Psalm 44:5 Through you we drive back our adversaries; through your name we trample our enemies. Psalm 44:6 You see, I … Continue reading

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gun control 1

gun control 1 Psalm 44:1-3 (JDV) Psalm 44:1[1] God, we have heard with our ears – our fathers have told us – the work you accomplished in their days, in days long ago: Psalm 44:2 In order to plant them, … Continue reading

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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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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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20181007

Psalms 10:5-7 5 The roads he takes are always safe; your high judgments have no effect on him; he scoffs at all his enemies. 6 He says to himself, “I will never be moved –from generation to generation without disaster.” … Continue reading

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double violation

devotional post # 2129 Hosea 10:8-10 Hos 10:8 The high places of Aven, the mistake of Israel, will be made useless. Thorn bush and thistle will grow up on their altars, and they will say to the mountains, “Cover us,” … Continue reading

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hot hearts

devotional post # 2114 Hosea 7:4-11 Hos 7:4 They are all cheaters; they are like a heated oven whose baker can stop stirring the fire, from the kneading of the dough until it is leavened. Hos 7:5 On the day … Continue reading

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bloody path

devotional post # 2112 Hosea 6:8-11 Hos 6:8 Gilead is a city of criminals, marked out with blood. Hos 6:9 As raiding bands lie in wait for a man, so the priests band together; they murder on the way to … Continue reading

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