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  • Speak to the Israelites and tell them: When you enter the land I am giving you and reap its harvest, you are to bring the first sheaf of your harvest to the priest. He will wave the sheaf before the LORD so that you may be accepted; the priest is to wave it on the day after the Sabbath. On the day you wave the sheaf,…
    January 18, 2019
  •   Isn't the fast I choose: To break the chains of wickedness, to untie the ropes of the yoke, to set the oppressed free, and to tear off every yoke? - Isaiah 58:6 HCSB The International Labor Office (ILO) estimates that there are over 12 million people trapped in forced labor around the world, generating…
    January 17, 2019
  • The LORD appeared to him from far away. I have loved you with an everlasting love; therefore, I have continued to extend faithful love to you. - Jeremiah 31:3 HCSB   The man sat in the congregation; listening to the teacher speak about Bible study. The teacher was passionately exhorting the people to enter…
    January 16, 2019
  • I am the vine; you are the branches. The one who remains in Me and I in him produces much fruit, because you can do nothing without Me. – John 15:5 HCSB               My five year old boy liked to pretend to play video games. At least…
    January 15, 2019
  • That’s right – if you make Insight your priority, and won’t take no for an answer, searching for it like a prospector panning for gold, like an adventurer on a treasure hunt, believe me, before you know it Fear-of-God will be yours; and you’ll have come upon the Knowledge of God.” –…
    January 14, 2019
  • …call on the name of your god, and I will call on the name of the Lord. The god who answers…is the true God! 1 Kings 18:24               Have you ever considered challenging someone of another faith to a prayer duel? Why not? Are you afraid…
    January 13, 2019
  • I call heaven and earth as witnesses against you today that I have set before you life and death, blessing and curse. Choose life so that you and your descendants may live, love the LORD your God, obey Him, and remain faithful to Him. For He is your life…– Deuteronomy 30:19-20a HCSB           …
    January 12, 2019
  •   In the days of Shamgar son of Anath, in the days of Jael, the main ways were deserted, because travelers kept to the side roads…After Ehud, Shamgar son of Anath became judge. He delivered Israel by striking down 600 Philistines with an oxgoad. - Judges 5:6; 3:31 HCSB   The morning sun rose quietly…
    January 11, 2019
  •   So the church throughout all Judea, Galilee, and Samaria had peace, being built up and walking in the fear of the Lord and in the encouragement of the Holy Spirit, and it increased in numbers. - Acts 9:31 HCSB    A church that wants to multiply and grow in its life and spirit must develop a healthy…
    January 10, 2019
  • It was revealed to them (the prophets) that they were not serving themselves but you concerning things that have now been announced to you through those who preached the gospel to you by the Holy Spirit sent from heaven. Angels desire to look into these things. – 1 Peter 1:12 HCSB   Angels are old –…
    January 9, 2019
  •   For what great nation is there that has a god near to it as the Lord our God is [to us] whenever we call to Him?– Deuteronomy 4:7 HCSB   God told Amos, “I hate, I despise your feasts! I can't stand the stench of your solemn assemblies. Even if you offer Me your burnt offerings and…
    January 8, 2019
  •   Purify me with hyssop, and I will be clean; wash me, and I will be whiter than snow. Let me hear joy and gladness; let the bones You have crushed rejoice. Turn Your face away from my sins and blot out all my guilt. - Psalm 51:7-9 HCSB   Jesus gave us the parable of the Pharisee and the tax collector…
    January 7, 2019
  •   Purify me with hyssop, and I will be clean; wash me, and I will be whiter than snow. Let me hear joy and gladness; let the bones You have crushed rejoice. Turn Your face away from my sins and blot out all my guilt. - Psalms 51:7-9 HCSB   Jesus has extended a loving invitation to the weary and the sin-burdened.[1]…
    January 6, 2019
  •   Purify me with hyssop, and I will be clean; wash me, and I will be whiter than snow. Let me hear joy and gladness; let the bones You have crushed rejoice. Turn Your face away from my sins and blot out all my guilt. - Psalms 51:7-9 HCSB   Yahweh Aman (Faithful God) is patient. He calls sinners to seek…
    January 5, 2019
  •   Grace to you and peace from God the Father and our Lord Jesus Christ, who gave Himself for our sins to rescue us from this present evil age, according to the will of our God and Father, - Galatians 1:3-4 HCSB Admission of guilt is never enough. There must be atonement – restitution. Halakha allowed…
    January 4, 2019

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I make no claim of superior wisdom or originality. I am a student, just like everyone else. My goal in writing is to simply share whatever God chooses to teach me (many times by my children or parishioners) on any given day. I hope the devotionals are a blessing to you.

Kevin Pauley is a pastor and writer. He lives in Illinois with his wife, Lynn, their five children and two dogs. His internet address is Berea.

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