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Monotheism; June 28, 2019


Deuteronomy 4:39 Acknowledge and take to heart this day that the Lord is God in heaven above and on the earth below. There is no other. Monotheism was a major stretch for the Israelites, after generations of living in Egypt. … Continue reading

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April 22, 2017


Deuteronomy 5:6-7 “I am the Lord your God, who brought you out of Egypt, out of the land of slavery. You shall have no other gods before me.” This year I have been particularly struck by how God had to … Continue reading

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February 17, 2017


Genesis 35:2-3 So Jacob said to his household and to all who were with him, “Get rid of the foreign gods you have with you, and purify yourselves and change your clothes. Then come, let us go up to Bethel, … Continue reading

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September 21, 2016


Micah 7:18 Who is a God like you, who pardons sin and forgives the transgression of the remnant of his inheritance? You do not stay angry forever but delight to show mercy. Once again we are reminded of the polytheistic … Continue reading

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August 10, 2016


Psalm 140:6 O Lord, I say to you, “You are my God.” Hear, O Lord, my cry for mercy. The organization of the book of Psalms is interesting. It is obviously made up of several different collections, with David’s name … Continue reading

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April 12, 2016


2 Kings 4:30 But the child’s mother said, “As surely as the Lord lives and as you live, I will not leave you.” So he got up and followed her. This is a very touching story, and an instructive one … Continue reading

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March 22, 2016


Deuteronomy 4:7 What other nation is so great as to have their gods near them the way the Lord our God is near us whenever we pray to him? This shows clearly the polytheistic mindset of virtually everyone in those … Continue reading

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