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Deuteronomy 9:4 “Do not say in your heart when the Lord your God has driven them out before you, ‘Because of my righteousness the Lord has brought me in to possess this land’ but it is because of the wickedness of these nations that the Lord is dispossessing them...

Yesterday’s Fire

2 Chronicles 26:15b “…his fame spread afar for he was marvelously helped until he was strong.” Observation:  Uzziah was one of Israel’s very good kings. Just a lad of 16 when he ascended the throne, this chapter tells the story of his 52-year reign. He was...

Gasp!

Deuteronomy 14:29b  “…in order that the Lord your God may bless you in all the work of your hands which you may do.” Observation:  This ends the 14th chapter of Deuteronomy, a large part of which is devoted to commands regarding tithing. God expected two...

Expiration Date

Deuteronomy 1:6, 8  “…you have stayed long enough at this mountain…go in and possess the land….” Observation:  Verse 2 says that it is an eleven-day journey from Horeb, where the Israelites were camped, to Kadesh-Barnea. Kadesh-Barnea was the place...

Buying Immortality

Psalm 49: 12, 20 “Man in his pomp, yet without understanding, is like the beasts that perish.” Observation: This verse is presented twice in Psalm 49. In both places it references those who are rich in the things of this world: “Their inner thought is that their...