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Month: August 2021

Laban tricked Jacob into taking Leah as his wife too, but the Lord blessed Leah and she became the mother of Judah, from whose tribe Jesus would eventually come.

Laban tricked Jacob into taking Leah as his wife too, but the Lord blessed Leah and she became the mother of Judah, from whose tribe Jesus would eventually come.

BibleGateway: Genesis 29:16-35 ESV Text: Genesis 29:16-35 Genesis 29:16–35 (Listen) 16 Now Laban had two daughters. The name of the older was Leah, and the name of the younger was Rachel. 17 Leah’s eyes were weak,1 but Rachel was beautiful in form and appearance. 18 Jacob loved Rachel. And he said, “I will serve you seven years for your younger daughter Rachel.” 19 Laban said, “It is better that I give her to you than that I should give her to any other man;…

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Like his father Abraham, Isaac wanted his son to find a godly spouse. It’s still best today for believers to find godly spouses. It’s worth the “journey” to locate them.

Like his father Abraham, Isaac wanted his son to find a godly spouse. It’s still best today for believers to find godly spouses. It’s worth the “journey” to locate them.

BibleGateway: Genesis 29:1-15 ESV Text: Genesis 29:1-15 Genesis 29:1–15 (Listen) Jacob Marries Leah and Rachel 29:1 Then Jacob went on his journey and came to the land of the people of the east. 2 As he looked, he saw a well in the field, and behold, three flocks of sheep lying beside it, for out of that well the flocks were watered. The stone on the well’s mouth was large, 3 and when all the flocks were gathered there, the shepherds would roll…

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The Lord is exalted because He listens to His people! What other gods listen and save those who call on them in faith? The enemies of the Lord will learn the hard way that there are none.

The Lord is exalted because He listens to His people! What other gods listen and save those who call on them in faith? The enemies of the Lord will learn the hard way that there are none.

BibleGateway: Psalm 21 ESV Text: Psalm 21 Psalm 21 (Listen) The King Rejoices in the Lord’s Strength To the choirmaster. A Psalm of David. 21:1   O LORD, in your strength the king rejoices,    and in your salvation how greatly he exults!2   You have given him his heart’s desire    and have not withheld the request of his lips. Selah3   For you meet him with rich blessings;    you set a crown of fine gold upon his head.4   He asked life of you; you gave it to him,    length of days…

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John the Baptist had a great job! He helped lead people to love and appreciate the Lord Jesus and the forgiveness of their sins. Pastors today have the same great job!

John the Baptist had a great job! He helped lead people to love and appreciate the Lord Jesus and the forgiveness of their sins. Pastors today have the same great job!

BibleGateway: Luke 1:57-80 ESV Text: Luke 1:57-80 Luke 1:57–80 (Listen) The Birth of John the Baptist 57 Now the time came for Elizabeth to give birth, and she bore a son. 58 And her neighbors and relatives heard that the Lord had shown great mercy to her, and they rejoiced with her. 59 And on the eighth day they came to circumcise the child. And they would have called him Zechariah after his father, 60 but his mother answered, “No; he shall be called…

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Mary was waiting for the coming Savior and when the wait was over she believed it! No quiet time here, but instead a hymn of praise: “My soul magnifies the Lord!”

Mary was waiting for the coming Savior and when the wait was over she believed it! No quiet time here, but instead a hymn of praise: “My soul magnifies the Lord!”

BibleGateway: Luke 1:26-56 ESV Text: Luke 1:26-56 Luke 1:26–56 (Listen) Birth of Jesus Foretold 26 In the sixth month the angel Gabriel was sent from God to a city of Galilee named Nazareth, 27 to a virgin betrothed1 to a man whose name was Joseph, of the house of David. And the virgin’s name was Mary. 28 And he came to her and said, “Greetings, O favored one, the Lord is with you!”2 29 But she was greatly troubled at the saying, and tried…

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Zechariah was waiting for the coming Savior, but when the wait was over he couldn’t believe it! A little quiet time would remind him the Lord’s Word is always true.

Zechariah was waiting for the coming Savior, but when the wait was over he couldn’t believe it! A little quiet time would remind him the Lord’s Word is always true.

BibleGateway: Luke 1:1-25 ESV Text: Luke 1:1-25 Luke 1:1–25 (Listen) Dedication to Theophilus 1:1 Inasmuch as many have undertaken to compile a narrative of the things that have been accomplished among us, 2 just as those who from the beginning were eyewitnesses and ministers of the word have delivered them to us, 3 it seemed good to me also, having followed all things closely for some time past, to write an orderly account for you, most excellent Theophilus, 4 that you may have certainty…

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When it appeared Esau would receive Jacob’s blessing (Ge 25:23) Rebekah took matters into her own hands. Will we ever learn to let God take care of His promises?

When it appeared Esau would receive Jacob’s blessing (Ge 25:23) Rebekah took matters into her own hands. Will we ever learn to let God take care of His promises?

BibleGateway: Genesis 27:1-45 ESV Text: Genesis 27:1-45 Genesis 27:1–45 (Listen) Isaac Blesses Jacob 27:1 When Isaac was old and his eyes were dim so that he could not see, he called Esau his older son and said to him, “My son”; and he answered, “Here I am.” 2 He said, “Behold, I am old; I do not know the day of my death. 3 Now then, take your weapons, your quiver and your bow, and go out to the field and hunt game…

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Both Rebekah and Isaac realized that their marriage was from the Lord. Would that all married couples recognize that! (cf. Mt 19:6).

Both Rebekah and Isaac realized that their marriage was from the Lord. Would that all married couples recognize that! (cf. Mt 19:6).

BibleGateway: Genesis 24:28-67 ESV Text: Genesis 24:28-67 Genesis 24:28–67 (Listen) 28 Then the young woman ran and told her mother’s household about these things. 29 Rebekah had a brother whose name was Laban. Laban ran out toward the man, to the spring. 30 As soon as he saw the ring and the bracelets on his sister’s arms, and heard the words of Rebekah his sister, “Thus the man spoke to me,” he went to the man. And behold, he was standing by the…

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Abraham sought a godly wife for Isaac and he put the final choice in the hands of the Lord.

Abraham sought a godly wife for Isaac and he put the final choice in the hands of the Lord.

BibleGateway: Genesis 24:1-27 ESV Text: Genesis 24:1-27 Genesis 24:1–27 (Listen) Isaac and Rebekah 24:1 Now Abraham was old, well advanced in years. And the LORD had blessed Abraham in all things. 2 And Abraham said to his servant, the oldest of his household, who had charge of all that he had, “Put your hand under my thigh, 3 that I may make you swear by the LORD, the God of heaven and God of the earth, that you will not take a wife…

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Let us continue to teach and follow sound doctrine, doing good works for the benefit of all and to the glory of God.

Let us continue to teach and follow sound doctrine, doing good works for the benefit of all and to the glory of God.

BibleGateway: Titus 3:1-15 ESV Text: Titus 3:1-15 Titus 3 (Listen) Be Ready for Every Good Work 3:1 Remind them to be submissive to rulers and authorities, to be obedient, to be ready for every good work, 2 to speak evil of no one, to avoid quarreling, to be gentle, and to show perfect courtesy toward all people. 3 For we ourselves were once foolish, disobedient, led astray, slaves to various passions and pleasures, passing our days in malice and envy, hated by others…

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