Monthly Archives: August 2016

August 31st- The Lord has repeated that we should not mistreat the needy, and people and the church have, for centuries, providing for those unfortunate souls.

Amos 8: 4Hear this, you who trample the needy, to do away with the humble of the land, 5saying, “When will the new moon be over, So that we may sell grain, And the sabbath, that we may open the … Continue reading

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August 30th-The Lord repeats this first step throughout the Word, over and over.

Amos 5: 11 Therefore because you impose heavy rent on the poor And exact a tribute of grain from them, Though you have built houses of well-hewn stone, Yet you will not live in them; You have planted pleasant vineyards, … Continue reading

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August 29th- those who are greedy will not simply be satisfied with acquiring wealth from others by whatever means they can,

Amos 1: 6 Thus says the LORD, “For three transgressions of Israel and for four I will not revoke its punishment, Because they sell the righteous for money And the needy for a pair of sandals. Here the Lord is … Continue reading

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August 28th- keeping in mind that our children are always watching, has the added benefit of giving us a heightened sense of responsibility for our actions.

Joel 1: 3 Tell your sons about it, And let your sons tell their sons, And their sons the next generation. This is the way teaching is to be done. Teaching your children is a Biblically sound practice. One of … Continue reading

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August 27th- the only way to walk righteously is to gain the knowledge and understanding of His ways

Hosea 14: 9 Whoever is wise, let him understand these things; Whoever is discerning, let him know them. For the ways of the LORD are right, And the righteous will walk in them, But transgressors will stumble in them. Here … Continue reading

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August 26th- sowing and reaping on a more personal level, reflecting internal spiritual fruits,

Hosea 10: 12 Sow with a view to righteousness, Reap in accordance with kindness; Break up your fallow ground, For it is time to seek the LORD Until He comes to rain righteousness on you. Here is a comparison to … Continue reading

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August 25th-It is understood that parenting will involve teaching God’s law to our children.

Hosea 4: 6 My people are destroyed for lack of knowledge. Because you have rejected knowledge, I also will reject you from being My priest. Since you have forgotten the law of your God, I also will forget your children. … Continue reading

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August 24th- they will shine like the brightness of heaven

Daniel 12: 3“Those who have insight will shine brightly like the brightness of the expanse of heaven, and those who lead the many to righteousness, like the stars forever and ever. Building on the inspiration to seek wisdom we just … Continue reading

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August 23rd-we must seek wisdom and understanding today, even more than ever, for the times are filled with more evil

Daniel 10: 12Then he said to me, “Do not be afraid, Daniel, for from the first day that you set your heart on understanding this and on humbling yourself before your God, your words were heard, and I have come … Continue reading

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August 22nd- what we need to take away, to borrow part of the modern cliché, is “Keep calm and make disciples.”

Daniel 7: 28“At this point the revelation ended. As for me, Daniel, my thoughts were greatly alarming me and my face grew pale, but I kept the matter to myself.” Truly, the end times will be remarkable. But, as we … Continue reading

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