Wednesday, April 1, 2020

I once had a boss who often said ‘One negative person can make a whole roomful of positive people sick.” I wonder if he was a Bible reader?

Deuteronomy 20:8 - 
And the officers shall speak further to the people, and say, ‘Is there any man who is fearful and fainthearted? Let him go back to his house, lest he make the heart of his fellows melt like his own.’

Tuesday, March 31, 2020

Humans have a God given understanding of what is fair. We also have a God given understanding of corruption. In troubled times we tend to think the rules don’t apply to us. They do.

Deuteronomy 16:19-20 - 

You shall not pervert justice. You shall not show partiality, and you shall not accept a bribe, for a bribe blinds the eyes of the wise and subverts the cause of the righteous. Justice, and only justice, you shall follow, that you may live and inherit the land that the Lord your God is giving you.

Saturday, March 28, 2020

I like to know exactly what is required of me. In these times when we don’t know what to think, or who to listen to, God’s Word is the singularly reliable place to turn.

Deuteronomy 10:12-14 “And now, Israel, what does the Lord your God require of you, but to fear the Lord your God, to walk in all his ways, to love him, to serve the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul,
and to keep the commandments and statutes of the Lord, which I am commanding you today for your good?Behold, to the Lord your God belong heaven and the heaven of heavens, the earth with all that is in it. -Bible Gateway link: Deuteronomy 10:12-14 (ESV)

Friday, March 27, 2020

When we are feeling the most helpless and ineffectual is just the moment when God’s message has a prayer of getting through. We are not in charge, everything we have is because God gave us the power to get it. Believe. He will see us through.

Deuteronomy 8:17-18 

Beware lest you say in your heart, ‘My power and the might of my hand have gotten me this wealth.’ You shall remember the Lord your God, for it is he who gives you power to get wealth, that he may confirm his covenant that he swore to your fathers, as it is this day.

Wednesday, March 25, 2020

Just a gentle reminder that “the Lord is God in heaven above and on the earth beneath.” Let’s take the time today to remember this universal truth, and enjoy the peace that comes with it.

Deuteronomy 4:39-40 
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know therefore today, and lay it to your heart, that the Lord is God in heaven above and on the earth beneath; there is no other. Therefore you shall keep his statutes and his commandments*, which I command you today, that it may go well with you and with your children after you, and that you may prolong your days in the land that the Lord your God is giving you for all time.”

*Matthew 22:37-40 And he said to him, “You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind. 38 This is the great and first commandment. 39 And a second is like it: You shall love your neighbor as yourself. 40 On these two commandments depend all the Law and the Prophets.”