Verse of the Day

Daily Devotion 

By:  Bro. Bob Maynard
 

18 August 2018 Verse of the Day

Heal me, LORD, and I will be healed; save me and I will be saved, for you are the one I praise.  (Jeremiah 17:14 NIV)

Let the Word of God speak to you.  Focus and meditate on what this verse is saying to you.  Let the Holy Spirit guide you and direct your thoughts and actions by His Infallible Holy Word.  Memorize it and share it with others throughout the day.

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The Gibeonite Deception
Jos 9:1
  Now when all the kings west of the Jordan heard about these things—the kings in the hill country, in the western foothills, and along the entire coast of the Mediterranean Sea as far as Lebanon (the kings of the Hittites, Amorites, Canaanites, Perizzites, Hivites and Jebusites)— 
Jos 9:2  they came together to wage war against Joshua and Israel. 
Jos 9:3  However, when the people of Gibeon heard what Joshua had done to Jericho and Ai, 
Jos 9:4  they resorted to a ruse: They went as a delegation whose donkeys were loaded with worn-out sacks and old wineskins, cracked and mended. 
Jos 9:5  They put worn and patched sandals on their feet and wore old clothes. All the bread of their food supply was dry and moldy. 
Jos 9:6  Then they went to Joshua in the camp at Gilgal and said to him and the Israelites, “We have come from a distant country; make a treaty with us.” 
Jos 9:7  The Israelites said to the Hivites, “But perhaps you live near us, so how can we make a treaty with you?” 
Jos 9:8  “We are your servants,” they said to Joshua. But Joshua asked, “Who are you and where do you come from?” 
Jos 9:9  They answered: “Your servants have come from a very distant country because of the fame of the LORD your God. For we have heard reports of him: all that he did in Egypt, 
Jos 9:10  and all that he did to the two kings of the Amorites east of the Jordan—Sihon king of Heshbon, and Og king of Bashan, who reigned in Ashtaroth. 
Jos 9:11  And our elders and all those living in our country said to us, ‘Take provisions for your journey; go and meet them and say to them, “We are your servants; make a treaty with us.”‘ 
Jos 9:12  This bread of ours was warm when we packed it at home on the day we left to come to you. But now see how dry and moldy it is. 
Jos 9:13  And these wineskins that we filled were new, but see how cracked they are. And our clothes and sandals are worn out by the very long journey.” 
Jos 9:14  The Israelites sampled their provisions but did not inquire of the LORD. 
Jos 9:15  Then Joshua made a treaty of peace with them to let them live, and the leaders of the assembly ratified it by oath. 
Jos 9:16  Three days after they made the treaty with the Gibeonites, the Israelites heard that they were neighbors, living near them. 
Jos 9:17  So the Israelites set out and on the third day came to their cities: Gibeon, Kephirah, Beeroth and Kiriath Jearim. 
Jos 9:18  But the Israelites did not attack them, because the leaders of the assembly had sworn an oath to them by the LORD, the God of Israel. The whole assembly grumbled against the leaders, 
Jos 9:19  but all the leaders answered, “We have given them our oath by the LORD, the God of Israel, and we cannot touch them now. 
Jos 9:20  This is what we will do to them: We will let them live, so that God’s wrath will not fall on us for breaking the oath we swore to them.” 
Jos 9:21  They continued, “Let them live, but let them be woodcutters and water carriers in the service of the whole assembly.” So the leaders’ promise to them was kept. 
Jos 9:22  Then Joshua summoned the Gibeonites and said, “Why did you deceive us by saying, ‘We live a long way from you,’ while actually you live near us? 
Jos 9:23  You are now under a curse: You will never be released from service as woodcutters and water carriers for the house of my God.” 
Jos 9:24  They answered Joshua, “Your servants were clearly told how the LORD your God had commanded his servant Moses to give you the whole land and to wipe out all its inhabitants from before you. So we feared for our lives because of you, and that is why we did this. 
Jos 9:25  We are now in your hands. Do to us whatever seems good and right to you.” 
Jos 9:26  So Joshua saved them from the Israelites, and they did not kill them. 
Jos 9:27  That day he made the Gibeonites woodcutters and water carriers for the assembly, to provide for the needs of the altar of the LORD at the place the LORD would choose. And that is what they are to this day. 

The Sun Stands Still
Jos 10:1
  Now Adoni-Zedek king of Jerusalem heard that Joshua had taken Ai and totally destroyed it, doing to Ai and its king as he had done to Jericho and its king, and that the people of Gibeon had made a treaty of peace with Israel and had become their allies. 
Jos 10:2  He and his people were very much alarmed at this, because Gibeon was an important city, like one of the royal cities; it was larger than Ai, and all its men were good fighters. 
Jos 10:3  So Adoni-Zedek king of Jerusalem appealed to Hoham king of Hebron, Piram king of Jarmuth, Japhia king of Lachish and Debir king of Eglon. 
Jos 10:4  “Come up and help me attack Gibeon,” he said, “because it has made peace with Joshua and the Israelites.” 
Jos 10:5  Then the five kings of the Amorites—the kings of Jerusalem, Hebron, Jarmuth, Lachish and Eglon—joined forces. They moved up with all their troops and took up positions against Gibeon and attacked it. 
Jos 10:6  The Gibeonites then sent word to Joshua in the camp at Gilgal: “Do not abandon your servants. Come up to us quickly and save us! Help us, because all the Amorite kings from the hill country have joined forces against us.” 
Jos 10:7  So Joshua marched up from Gilgal with his entire army, including all the best fighting men. 
Jos 10:8  The LORD said to Joshua, “Do not be afraid of them; I have given them into your hand. Not one of them will be able to withstand you.” 
Jos 10:9  After an all-night march from Gilgal, Joshua took them by surprise. 
Jos 10:10  The LORD threw them into confusion before Israel, so Joshua and the Israelites defeated them completely at Gibeon. Israel pursued them along the road going up to Beth Horon and cut them down all the way to Azekah and Makkedah. 
Jos 10:11  As they fled before Israel on the road down from Beth Horon to Azekah, the LORD hurled large hailstones down on them, and more of them died from the hail than were killed by the swords of the Israelites. 
Jos 10:12  On the day the LORD gave the Amorites over to Israel, Joshua said to the LORD in the presence of Israel: “Sun, stand still over Gibeon, and you, moon, over the Valley of Aijalon.” 
Jos 10:13  So the sun stood still, and the moon stopped, till the nation avenged itself on its enemies, as it is written in the Book of Jashar. The sun stopped in the middle of the sky and delayed going down about a full day. 
Jos 10:14  There has never been a day like it before or since, a day when the LORD listened to a human being. Surely the LORD was fighting for Israel! 
Jos 10:15  Then Joshua returned with all Israel to the camp at Gilgal. 
Five Amorite Kings Executed
Jos 10:16  Now the five kings had fled and hidden in the cave at Makkedah. 
Jos 10:17  When Joshua was told that the five kings had been found hiding in the cave at Makkedah, 
Jos 10:18  he said, “Roll large rocks up to the mouth of the cave, and post some men there to guard it. 
Jos 10:19  But don’t stop; pursue your enemies! Attack them from the rear and don’t let them reach their cities, for the LORD your God has given them into your hand.” 
Jos 10:20  So Joshua and the Israelites defeated them completely, but a few survivors managed to reach their fortified cities. 
Jos 10:21  The whole army then returned safely to Joshua in the camp at Makkedah, and no one uttered a word against the Israelites. 
Jos 10:22  Joshua said, “Open the mouth of the cave and bring those five kings out to me.” 
Jos 10:23  So they brought the five kings out of the cave—the kings of Jerusalem, Hebron, Jarmuth, Lachish and Eglon. 
Jos 10:24  When they had brought these kings to Joshua, he summoned all the men of Israel and said to the army commanders who had come with him, “Come here and put your feet on the necks of these kings.” So they came forward and placed their feet on their necks. 
Jos 10:25  Joshua said to them, “Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged. Be strong and courageous. This is what the LORD will do to all the enemies you are going to fight.” 
Jos 10:26  Then Joshua put the kings to death and exposed their bodies on five poles, and they were left hanging on the poles until evening. 
Jos 10:27  At sunset Joshua gave the order and they took them down from the poles and threw them into the cave where they had been hiding. At the mouth of the cave they placed large rocks, which are there to this day. 
Jos 10:28  That day Joshua took Makkedah. He put the city and its king to the sword and totally destroyed everyone in it. He left no survivors. And he did to the king of Makkedah as he had done to the king of Jericho. 
Conquest of Southern Canaan
Jos 10:29  Then Joshua and all Israel with him moved on from Makkedah to Libnah and attacked it. 
Jos 10:30  The LORD also gave that city and its king into Israel’s hand. The city and everyone in it Joshua put to the sword. He left no survivors there. And he did to its king as he had done to the king of Jericho. 
Jos 10:31  Then Joshua and all Israel with him moved on from Libnah to Lachish; he took up positions against it and attacked it. 
Jos 10:32  The LORD gave Lachish into Israel’s hands, and Joshua took it on the second day. The city and everyone in it he put to the sword, just as he had done to Libnah. 
Jos 10:33  Meanwhile, Horam king of Gezer had come up to help Lachish, but Joshua defeated him and his army—until no survivors were left. 
Jos 10:34  Then Joshua and all Israel with him moved on from Lachish to Eglon; they took up positions against it and attacked it. 
Jos 10:35  They captured it that same day and put it to the sword and totally destroyed everyone in it, just as they had done to Lachish. 
Jos 10:36  Then Joshua and all Israel with him went up from Eglon to Hebron and attacked it. 
Jos 10:37  They took the city and put it to the sword, together with its king, its villages and everyone in it. They left no survivors. Just as at Eglon, they totally destroyed it and everyone in it. 
Jos 10:38  Then Joshua and all Israel with him turned around and attacked Debir. 
Jos 10:39  They took the city, its king and its villages, and put them to the sword. Everyone in it they totally destroyed. They left no survivors. They did to Debir and its king as they had done to Libnah and its king and to Hebron. 
Jos 10:40  So Joshua subdued the whole region, including the hill country, the Negev, the western foothills and the mountain slopes, together with all their kings. He left no survivors. He totally destroyed all who breathed, just as the LORD, the God of Israel, had commanded. 
Jos 10:41  Joshua subdued them from Kadesh Barnea to Gaza and from the whole region of Goshen to Gibeon. 
Jos 10:42  All these kings and their lands Joshua conquered in one campaign, because the LORD, the God of Israel, fought for Israel. 
Jos 10:43  Then Joshua returned with all Israel to the camp at Gilgal.  (NIV)

Pray to the Lord

Yours in Christ,
Bob Maynard



17 August 2018 Verse of the Day

For this is what the high and exalted One says; he who lives forever, whose name is holy: “I live in a high and holy place, but also with the one who is contrite and lowly in spirit, to revive the spirit of the lowly and to revive the heart of the contrite.  (Isaiah 57:15 NIV)

Let the Word of God speak to you.  Focus and meditate on what this verse is saying to you.  Let the Holy Spirit guide you and direct your thoughts and actions by His Infallible Holy Word.  Memorize it and share it with others throughout the day.

Read the Bible through with Yellow Creek Baptist Church:

Israel Defeated at Ai
Jos 7:1
  But the Israelites were unfaithful in regard to the devoted things; Achan son of Karmi, the son of Zimri, the son of Zerah, of the tribe of Judah, took some of them. So the LORD’s anger burned against Israel. 
Jos 7:2  Now Joshua sent men from Jericho to Ai, which is near Beth Aven to the east of Bethel, and told them, “Go up and spy out the region.” So the men went up and spied out Ai. 
Jos 7:3  When they returned to Joshua, they said, “Not all the army will have to go up against Ai. Send two or three thousand men to take it and do not weary the whole army, for only a few people live there.” 
Jos 7:4  So about three thousand went up; but they were routed by the men of Ai, 
Jos 7:5  who killed about thirty-six of them. They chased the Israelites from the city gate as far as the stone quarries and struck them down on the slopes. At this the hearts of the people melted in fear and became like water. 
Jos 7:6  Then Joshua tore his clothes and fell facedown to the ground before the ark of the LORD, remaining there till evening. The elders of Israel did the same, and sprinkled dust on their heads. 
Jos 7:7  And Joshua said, “Alas, Sovereign LORD, why did you ever bring this people across the Jordan to deliver us into the hands of the Amorites to destroy us? If only we had been content to stay on the other side of the Jordan! 
Jos 7:8  Pardon your servant, Lord. What can I say, now that Israel has been routed by its enemies? 
Jos 7:9  The Canaanites and the other people of the country will hear about this and they will surround us and wipe out our name from the earth. What then will you do for your own great name?” 
The Sin of Achan
Jos 7:10  The LORD said to Joshua, “Stand up! What are you doing down on your face? 
Jos 7:11  Israel has sinned; they have violated my covenant, which I commanded them to keep. They have taken some of the devoted things; they have stolen, they have lied, they have put them with their own possessions. 
Jos 7:12  That is why the Israelites cannot stand against their enemies; they turn their backs and run because they have been made liable to destruction. I will not be with you anymore unless you destroy whatever among you is devoted to destruction. 
Jos 7:13  “Go, consecrate the people. Tell them, ‘Consecrate yourselves in preparation for tomorrow; for this is what the LORD, the God of Israel, says: There are devoted things among you, Israel. You cannot stand against your enemies until you remove them. 
Jos 7:14  “‘In the morning, present yourselves tribe by tribe. The tribe the LORD chooses shall come forward clan by clan; the clan the LORD chooses shall come forward family by family; and the family the LORD chooses shall come forward man by man. 
Jos 7:15  Whoever is caught with the devoted things shall be destroyed by fire, along with all that belongs to him. He has violated the covenant of the LORD and has done an outrageous thing in Israel!'” 
Jos 7:16  Early the next morning Joshua had Israel come forward by tribes, and Judah was chosen. 
Jos 7:17  The clans of Judah came forward, and the Zerahites were chosen. He had the clan of the Zerahites come forward by families, and Zimri was chosen. 
Jos 7:18  Joshua had his family come forward man by man, and Achan son of Karmi, the son of Zimri, the son of Zerah, of the tribe of Judah, was chosen. 
Jos 7:19  Then Joshua said to Achan, “My son, give glory to the LORD, the God of Israel, and honor him. Tell me what you have done; do not hide it from me.” 
Jos 7:20  Achan replied, “It is true! I have sinned against the LORD, the God of Israel. This is what I have done: 
Jos 7:21  When I saw in the plunder a beautiful robe from Babylonia, two hundred shekels of silver and a bar of gold weighing fifty shekels, I coveted them and took them. They are hidden in the ground inside my tent, with the silver underneath.” 
Jos 7:22  So Joshua sent messengers, and they ran to the tent, and there it was, hidden in his tent, with the silver underneath. 
Jos 7:23  They took the things from the tent, brought them to Joshua and all the Israelites and spread them out before the LORD. 
Jos 7:24  Then Joshua, together with all Israel, took Achan son of Zerah, the silver, the robe, the gold bar, his sons and daughters, his cattle, donkeys and sheep, his tent and all that he had, to the Valley of Achor. 
Jos 7:25  Joshua said, “Why have you brought this trouble on us? The LORD will bring trouble on you today.” Then all Israel stoned him, and after they had stoned the rest, they burned them. 
Jos 7:26  Over Achan they heaped up a large pile of rocks, which remains to this day. Then the LORD turned from his fierce anger. Therefore that place has been called the Valley of Achor ever since. 

The Fall of Ai
Jos 8:1
  Then the LORD said to Joshua, “Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged. Take the whole army with you, and go up and attack Ai. For I have delivered into your hands the king of Ai, his people, his city and his land. 
Jos 8:2  You shall do to Ai and its king as you did to Jericho and its king, except that you may carry off their plunder and livestock for yourselves. Set an ambush behind the city.” 
Jos 8:3  So Joshua and the whole army moved out to attack Ai. He chose thirty thousand of his best fighting men and sent them out at night 
Jos 8:4  with these orders: “Listen carefully. You are to set an ambush behind the city. Don’t go very far from it. All of you be on the alert. 
Jos 8:5  I and all those with me will advance on the city, and when the men come out against us, as they did before, we will flee from them. 
Jos 8:6  They will pursue us until we have lured them away from the city, for they will say, ‘They are running away from us as they did before.’ So when we flee from them, 
Jos 8:7  you are to rise up from ambush and take the city. The LORD your God will give it into your hand. 
Jos 8:8  When you have taken the city, set it on fire. Do what the LORD has commanded. See to it; you have my orders.” 
Jos 8:9  Then Joshua sent them off, and they went to the place of ambush and lay in wait between Bethel and Ai, to the west of Ai—but Joshua spent that night with the people. 
Jos 8:10  Early the next morning Joshua mustered his army, and he and the leaders of Israel marched before them to Ai. 
Jos 8:11  The entire force that was with him marched up and approached the city and arrived in front of it. They set up camp north of Ai, with the valley between them and the city. 
Jos 8:12  Joshua had taken about five thousand men and set them in ambush between Bethel and Ai, to the west of the city. 
Jos 8:13  So the soldiers took up their positions—with the main camp to the north of the city and the ambush to the west of it. That night Joshua went into the valley. 
Jos 8:14  When the king of Ai saw this, he and all the men of the city hurried out early in the morning to meet Israel in battle at a certain place overlooking the Arabah. But he did not know that an ambush had been set against him behind the city. 
Jos 8:15  Joshua and all Israel let themselves be driven back before them, and they fled toward the wilderness. 
Jos 8:16  All the men of Ai were called to pursue them, and they pursued Joshua and were lured away from the city. 
Jos 8:17  Not a man remained in Ai or Bethel who did not go after Israel. They left the city open and went in pursuit of Israel. 
Jos 8:18  Then the LORD said to Joshua, “Hold out toward Ai the javelin that is in your hand, for into your hand I will deliver the city.” So Joshua held out toward the city the javelin that was in his hand. 
Jos 8:19  As soon as he did this, the men in the ambush rose quickly from their position and rushed forward. They entered the city and captured it and quickly set it on fire. 
Jos 8:20  The men of Ai looked back and saw the smoke of the city rising up into the sky, but they had no chance to escape in any direction; the Israelites who had been fleeing toward the wilderness had turned back against their pursuers. 
Jos 8:21  For when Joshua and all Israel saw that the ambush had taken the city and that smoke was going up from it, they turned around and attacked the men of Ai. 
Jos 8:22  Those in the ambush also came out of the city against them, so that they were caught in the middle, with Israelites on both sides. Israel cut them down, leaving them neither survivors nor fugitives. 
Jos 8:23  But they took the king of Ai alive and brought him to Joshua. 
Jos 8:24  When Israel had finished killing all the men of Ai in the fields and in the wilderness where they had chased them, and when every one of them had been put to the sword, all the Israelites returned to Ai and killed those who were in it. 
Jos 8:25  Twelve thousand men and women fell that day—all the people of Ai. 
Jos 8:26  For Joshua did not draw back the hand that held out his javelin until he had destroyed all who lived in Ai. 
Jos 8:27  But Israel did carry off for themselves the livestock and plunder of this city, as the LORD had instructed Joshua. 
Jos 8:28  So Joshua burned Ai and made it a permanent heap of ruins, a desolate place to this day. 
Jos 8:29  He impaled the body of the king of Ai on a pole and left it there until evening. At sunset, Joshua ordered them to take the body from the pole and throw it down at the entrance of the city gate. And they raised a large pile of rocks over it, which remains to this day. 
Joshua Renews the Covenant
Jos 8:30  Then Joshua built on Mount Ebal an altar to the LORD, the God of Israel, 
Jos 8:31  as Moses the servant of the LORD had commanded the Israelites. He built it according to what is written in the Book of the Law of Moses—an altar of uncut stones, on which no iron tool had been used. On it they offered to the LORD burnt offerings and sacrificed fellowship offerings. 
Jos 8:32  There, in the presence of the Israelites, Joshua wrote on stones a copy of the law of Moses. 
Jos 8:33  All the Israelites, with their elders, officials and judges, were standing on both sides of the ark of the covenant of the LORD, facing the Levitical priests who carried it. Both the foreigners living among them and the native-born were there. Half of the people stood in front of Mount Gerizim and half of them in front of Mount Ebal, as Moses the servant of the LORD had formerly commanded when he gave instructions to bless the people of Israel. 
Jos 8:34  Afterward, Joshua read all the words of the law—the blessings and the curses—just as it is written in the Book of the Law. 
Jos 8:35  There was not a word of all that Moses had commanded that Joshua did not read to the whole assembly of Israel, including the women and children, and the foreigners who lived among them.  (NIV)

Pray to the Lord

Yours in Christ,
Bob Maynard



16 August 2018 Verse of the Day

He came and preached peace to you who were far away and peace to those who were near. For through him we both have access to the Father by one Spirit. (Ephesians 2:17-18 NIV)

Let the Word of God speak to you.  Focus and meditate on what this verse is saying to you.  Let the Holy Spirit guide you and direct your thoughts and actions by His Infallible Holy Word.  Memorize it and share it with others throughout the day.

Read the Bible through with Yellow Creek Baptist Church:

The New Generation Circumcised
Jos 5:1
  Now when all the Amorite kings west of the Jordan and all the Canaanite kings along the coast heard how the LORD had dried up the Jordan before the Israelites until they had crossed over, their hearts melted in fear and they no longer had the courage to face the Israelites. 
Jos 5:2  At that time the LORD said to Joshua, “Make flint knives and circumcise the Israelites again.” 
Jos 5:3  So Joshua made flint knives and circumcised the Israelites at Gibeath Haaraloth. 
Jos 5:4  Now this is why he did so: All those who came out of Egypt—all the men of military age—died in the wilderness on the way after leaving Egypt. 
Jos 5:5  All the people that came out had been circumcised, but all the people born in the wilderness during the journey from Egypt had not. 
Jos 5:6  The Israelites had moved about in the wilderness forty years until all the men who were of military age when they left Egypt had died, since they had not obeyed the LORD. For the LORD had sworn to them that they would not see the land he had solemnly promised their ancestors to give us, a land flowing with milk and honey. 
Jos 5:7  So he raised up their sons in their place, and these were the ones Joshua circumcised. They were still uncircumcised because they had not been circumcised on the way. 
Jos 5:8  And after the whole nation had been circumcised, they remained where they were in camp until they were healed. 
Jos 5:9  Then the LORD said to Joshua, “Today I have rolled away the reproach of Egypt from you.” So the place has been called Gilgal to this day. 
First Passover in Canaan
Jos 5:10  On the evening of the fourteenth day of the month, while camped at Gilgal on the plains of Jericho, the Israelites celebrated the Passover. 
Jos 5:11  The day after the Passover, that very day, they ate some of the produce of the land: unleavened bread and roasted grain. 
Jos 5:12  The manna stopped the day after they ate this food from the land; there was no longer any manna for the Israelites, but that year they ate the produce of Canaan. 
The Commander of the Lord’s Army
Jos 5:13  Now when Joshua was near Jericho, he looked up and saw a man standing in front of him with a drawn sword in his hand. Joshua went up to him and asked, “Are you for us or for our enemies?” 
Jos 5:14  “Neither,” he replied, “but as commander of the army of the LORD I have now come.” Then Joshua fell facedown to the ground in reverence, and asked him, “What message does my Lord have for his servant?” 
Jos 5:15  The commander of the LORD’s army replied, “Take off your sandals, for the place where you are standing is holy.” And Joshua did so. 

The Fall of Jericho
Jos 6:1
  Now the gates of Jericho were securely barred because of the Israelites. No one went out and no one came in. 
Jos 6:2  Then the LORD said to Joshua, “See, I have delivered Jericho into your hands, along with its king and its fighting men. 
Jos 6:3  March around the city once with all the armed men. Do this for six days. 
Jos 6:4  Have seven priests carry trumpets of rams’ horns in front of the ark. On the seventh day, march around the city seven times, with the priests blowing the trumpets. 
Jos 6:5  When you hear them sound a long blast on the trumpets, have the whole army give a loud shout; then the wall of the city will collapse and the army will go up, everyone straight in.” 
Jos 6:6  So Joshua son of Nun called the priests and said to them, “Take up the ark of the covenant of the LORD and have seven priests carry trumpets in front of it.” 
Jos 6:7  And he ordered the army, “Advance! March around the city, with an armed guard going ahead of the ark of the LORD.” 
Jos 6:8  When Joshua had spoken to the people, the seven priests carrying the seven trumpets before the LORD went forward, blowing their trumpets, and the ark of the LORD’s covenant followed them. 
Jos 6:9  The armed guard marched ahead of the priests who blew the trumpets, and the rear guard followed the ark. All this time the trumpets were sounding. 
Jos 6:10  But Joshua had commanded the army, “Do not give a war cry, do not raise your voices, do not say a word until the day I tell you to shout. Then shout!” 
Jos 6:11  So he had the ark of the LORD carried around the city, circling it once. Then the army returned to camp and spent the night there. 
Jos 6:12  Joshua got up early the next morning and the priests took up the ark of the LORD. 
Jos 6:13  The seven priests carrying the seven trumpets went forward, marching before the ark of the LORD and blowing the trumpets. The armed men went ahead of them and the rear guard followed the ark of the LORD, while the trumpets kept sounding. 
Jos 6:14  So on the second day they marched around the city once and returned to the camp. They did this for six days. 
Jos 6:15  On the seventh day, they got up at daybreak and marched around the city seven times in the same manner, except that on that day they circled the city seven times. 
Jos 6:16  The seventh time around, when the priests sounded the trumpet blast, Joshua commanded the army, “Shout! For the LORD has given you the city! 
Jos 6:17  The city and all that is in it are to be devoted to the LORD. Only Rahab the prostitute and all who are with her in her house shall be spared, because she hid the spies we sent. 
Jos 6:18  But keep away from the devoted things, so that you will not bring about your own destruction by taking any of them. Otherwise you will make the camp of Israel liable to destruction and bring trouble on it. 
Jos 6:19  All the silver and gold and the articles of bronze and iron are sacred to the LORD and must go into his treasury.” 
Jos 6:20  When the trumpets sounded, the army shouted, and at the sound of the trumpet, when the men gave a loud shout, the wall collapsed; so everyone charged straight in, and they took the city. 
Jos 6:21  They devoted the city to the LORD and destroyed with the sword every living thing in it—men and women, young and old, cattle, sheep and donkeys. 
Jos 6:22  Joshua said to the two men who had spied out the land, “Go into the prostitute’s house and bring her out and all who belong to her, in accordance with your oath to her.” 
Jos 6:23  So the young men who had done the spying went in and brought out Rahab, her father and mother, her brothers and sisters and all who belonged to her. They brought out her entire family and put them in a place outside the camp of Israel. 
Jos 6:24  Then they burned the whole city and everything in it, but they put the silver and gold and the articles of bronze and iron into the treasury of the LORD’s house. 
Jos 6:25  But Joshua spared Rahab the prostitute, with her family and all who belonged to her, because she hid the men Joshua had sent as spies to Jericho—and she lives among the Israelites to this day. 
Jos 6:26  At that time Joshua pronounced this solemn oath: “Cursed before the LORD is the one who undertakes to rebuild this city, Jericho: “At the cost of his firstborn son he will lay its foundations; at the cost of his youngest he will set up its gates.” 
Jos 6:27  So the LORD was with Joshua, and his fame spread throughout the land.  (NIV)

Pray to the Lord

Yours in Christ,
Bob Maynard



15 August 2018 Verse of the Day

Blessed be the LORD your God who delighted in you to set you on the throne of Israel; because the LORD loved Israel forever, therefore He made you king, to do justice and righteousness.  (1 Kings 10:9 NASB)

Let the Word of God speak to you.  Focus and meditate on what this verse is saying to you.  Let the Holy Spirit guide you and direct your thoughts and actions by His Infallible Holy Word.  Memorize it and share it with others throughout the day.

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Israel Crosses the Jordan
Jos 3:1
  Early in the morning Joshua and all the Israelites set out from Shittim and went to the Jordan, where they camped before crossing over. 
Jos 3:2  After three days the officers went throughout the camp, 
Jos 3:3  giving orders to the people: “When you see the ark of the covenant of the LORD your God, and the Levitical priests carrying it, you are to move out from your positions and follow it. 
Jos 3:4  Then you will know which way to go, since you have never been this way before. But keep a distance of about two thousand cubits between you and the ark; do not go near it.” 
Jos 3:5  Joshua told the people, “Consecrate yourselves, for tomorrow the LORD will do amazing things among you.” 
Jos 3:6  Joshua said to the priests, “Take up the ark of the covenant and pass on ahead of the people.” So they took it up and went ahead of them. 
Jos 3:7  And the LORD said to Joshua, “Today I will begin to exalt you in the eyes of all Israel, so they may know that I am with you as I was with Moses. 
Jos 3:8  Tell the priests who carry the ark of the covenant: ‘When you reach the edge of the Jordan’s waters, go and stand in the river.'” 
Jos 3:9  Joshua said to the Israelites, “Come here and listen to the words of the LORD your God. 
Jos 3:10  This is how you will know that the living God is among you and that he will certainly drive out before you the Canaanites, Hittites, Hivites, Perizzites, Girgashites, Amorites and Jebusites. 
Jos 3:11  See, the ark of the covenant of the Lord of all the earth will go into the Jordan ahead of you. 
Jos 3:12  Now then, choose twelve men from the tribes of Israel, one from each tribe. 
Jos 3:13  And as soon as the priests who carry the ark of the LORD—the Lord of all the earth—set foot in the Jordan, its waters flowing downstream will be cut off and stand up in a heap.” 
Jos 3:14  So when the people broke camp to cross the Jordan, the priests carrying the ark of the covenant went ahead of them. 
Jos 3:15  Now the Jordan is at flood stage all during harvest. Yet as soon as the priests who carried the ark reached the Jordan and their feet touched the water’s edge, 
Jos 3:16  the water from upstream stopped flowing. It piled up in a heap a great distance away, at a town called Adam in the vicinity of Zarethan, while the water flowing down to the Sea of the Arabah (that is, the Dead Sea) was completely cut off. So the people crossed over opposite Jericho. 
Jos 3:17  The priests who carried the ark of the covenant of the LORD stopped in the middle of the Jordan and stood on dry ground, while all Israel passed by until the whole nation had completed the crossing on dry ground. 
Twelve Memorial Stones from the Jordan
Jos 4:1
  When the whole nation had finished crossing the Jordan, the LORD said to Joshua, 
Jos 4:2  “Choose twelve men from among the people, one from each tribe, 
Jos 4:3  and tell them to take up twelve stones from the middle of the Jordan, from right where the priests are standing, and carry them over with you and put them down at the place where you stay tonight.” 
Jos 4:4  So Joshua called together the twelve men he had appointed from the Israelites, one from each tribe, 
Jos 4:5  and said to them, “Go over before the ark of the LORD your God into the middle of the Jordan. Each of you is to take up a stone on his shoulder, according to the number of the tribes of the Israelites, 
Jos 4:6  to serve as a sign among you. In the future, when your children ask you, ‘What do these stones mean?’ 
Jos 4:7  tell them that the flow of the Jordan was cut off before the ark of the covenant of the LORD. When it crossed the Jordan, the waters of the Jordan were cut off. These stones are to be a memorial to the people of Israel forever.” 
Jos 4:8  So the Israelites did as Joshua commanded them. They took twelve stones from the middle of the Jordan, according to the number of the tribes of the Israelites, as the LORD had told Joshua; and they carried them over with them to their camp, where they put them down. 
Jos 4:9  Joshua set up the twelve stones that had been in the middle of the Jordan at the spot where the priests who carried the ark of the covenant had stood. And they are there to this day. 
Jos 4:10  Now the priests who carried the ark remained standing in the middle of the Jordan until everything the LORD had commanded Joshua was done by the people, just as Moses had directed Joshua. The people hurried over, 
Jos 4:11  and as soon as all of them had crossed, the ark of the LORD and the priests came to the other side while the people watched. 
Jos 4:12  The men of Reuben, Gad and the half-tribe of Manasseh crossed over, ready for battle, in front of the Israelites, as Moses had directed them. 
Jos 4:13  About forty thousand armed for battle crossed over before the LORD to the plains of Jericho for war. 
Jos 4:14  That day the LORD exalted Joshua in the sight of all Israel; and they stood in awe of him all the days of his life, just as they had stood in awe of Moses. 
Jos 4:15  Then the LORD said to Joshua, 
Jos 4:16  “Command the priests carrying the ark of the covenant law to come up out of the Jordan.” 
Jos 4:17  So Joshua commanded the priests, “Come up out of the Jordan.” 
Jos 4:18  And the priests came up out of the river carrying the ark of the covenant of the LORD. No sooner had they set their feet on the dry ground than the waters of the Jordan returned to their place and ran at flood stage as before. 
Jos 4:19  On the tenth day of the first month the people went up from the Jordan and camped at Gilgal on the eastern border of Jericho. 
Jos 4:20  And Joshua set up at Gilgal the twelve stones they had taken out of the Jordan. 
Jos 4:21  He said to the Israelites, “In the future when your descendants ask their parents, ‘What do these stones mean?’ 
Jos 4:22  tell them, ‘Israel crossed the Jordan on dry ground.’ 
Jos 4:23  For the LORD your God dried up the Jordan before you until you had crossed over. The LORD your God did to the Jordan what he had done to the Red Sea when he dried it up before us until we had crossed over. 
Jos 4:24  He did this so that all the peoples of the earth might know that the hand of the LORD is powerful and so that you might always fear the LORD your God.”  (NIV)

Pray to the Lord

Yours in Christ,
Bob Maynard



14 August 2018 Verse of the Day

BUT MY RIGHTEOUS ONE SHALL LIVE BY FAITH; AND IF HE SHRINKS BACK, MY SOUL HAS NO PLEASURE IN HIM.  (Hebrews 10:38 NASB)

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God Commissions Joshua
Jos 1:1
  After the death of Moses the servant of the LORD, the LORD said to Joshua son of Nun, Moses’ aide: 
Jos 1:2  “Moses my servant is dead. Now then, you and all these people, get ready to cross the Jordan River into the land I am about to give to them—to the Israelites. 
Jos 1:3  I will give you every place where you set your foot, as I promised Moses. 
Jos 1:4  Your territory will extend from the desert to Lebanon, and from the great river, the Euphrates—all the Hittite country—to the Mediterranean Sea in the west. 
Jos 1:5  No one will be able to stand against you all the days of your life. As I was with Moses, so I will be with you; I will never leave you nor forsake you. 
Jos 1:6  Be strong and courageous, because you will lead these people to inherit the land I swore to their ancestors to give them. 
Jos 1:7  “Be strong and very courageous. Be careful to obey all the law my servant Moses gave you; do not turn from it to the right or to the left, that you may be successful wherever you go. 
Jos 1:8  Keep this Book of the Law always on your lips; meditate on it day and night, so that you may be careful to do everything written in it. Then you will be prosperous and successful. 
Jos 1:9  Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged, for the LORD your God will be with you wherever you go.” 
Joshua Assumes Command
Jos 1:10  So Joshua ordered the officers of the people: 
Jos 1:11  “Go through the camp and tell the people, ‘Get your provisions ready. Three days from now you will cross the Jordan here to go in and take possession of the land the LORD your God is giving you for your own.'” 
Jos 1:12  But to the Reubenites, the Gadites and the half-tribe of Manasseh, Joshua said, 
Jos 1:13  “Remember the command that Moses the servant of the LORD gave you after he said, ‘The LORD your God will give you rest by giving you this land.’ 
Jos 1:14  Your wives, your children and your livestock may stay in the land that Moses gave you east of the Jordan, but all your fighting men, ready for battle, must cross over ahead of your fellow Israelites. You are to help them 
Jos 1:15  until the LORD gives them rest, as he has done for you, and until they too have taken possession of the land the LORD your God is giving them. After that, you may go back and occupy your own land, which Moses the servant of the LORD gave you east of the Jordan toward the sunrise.” 
Jos 1:16  Then they answered Joshua, “Whatever you have commanded us we will do, and wherever you send us we will go. 
Jos 1:17  Just as we fully obeyed Moses, so we will obey you. Only may the LORD your God be with you as he was with Moses. 
Jos 1:18  Whoever rebels against your word and does not obey it, whatever you may command them, will be put to death. Only be strong and courageous!” 

 Rahab Hides the Spies
Jos 2:1
  Then Joshua son of Nun secretly sent two spies from Shittim. “Go, look over the land,” he said, “especially Jericho.” So they went and entered the house of a prostitute named Rahab and stayed there. 
Jos 2:2  The king of Jericho was told, “Look, some of the Israelites have come here tonight to spy out the land.” 
Jos 2:3  So the king of Jericho sent this message to Rahab: “Bring out the men who came to you and entered your house, because they have come to spy out the whole land.” 
Jos 2:4  But the woman had taken the two men and hidden them. She said, “Yes, the men came to me, but I did not know where they had come from. 
Jos 2:5  At dusk, when it was time to close the city gate, they left. I don’t know which way they went. Go after them quickly. You may catch up with them.” 
Jos 2:6  (But she had taken them up to the roof and hidden them under the stalks of flax she had laid out on the roof.) 
Jos 2:7  So the men set out in pursuit of the spies on the road that leads to the fords of the Jordan, and as soon as the pursuers had gone out, the gate was shut. 
Jos 2:8  Before the spies lay down for the night, she went up on the roof 
Jos 2:9  and said to them, “I know that the LORD has given you this land and that a great fear of you has fallen on us, so that all who live in this country are melting in fear because of you. 
Jos 2:10  We have heard how the LORD dried up the water of the Red Sea for you when you came out of Egypt, and what you did to Sihon and Og, the two kings of the Amorites east of the Jordan, whom you completely destroyed. 
Jos 2:11  When we heard of it, our hearts melted in fear and everyone’s courage failed because of you, for the LORD your God is God in heaven above and on the earth below. 
Jos 2:12  “Now then, please swear to me by the LORD that you will show kindness to my family, because I have shown kindness to you. Give me a sure sign 
Jos 2:13  that you will spare the lives of my father and mother, my brothers and sisters, and all who belong to them—and that you will save us from death.” 
Jos 2:14  “Our lives for your lives!” the men assured her. “If you don’t tell what we are doing, we will treat you kindly and faithfully when the LORD gives us the land.” 
Jos 2:15  So she let them down by a rope through the window, for the house she lived in was part of the city wall. 
Jos 2:16  She said to them, “Go to the hills so the pursuers will not find you. Hide yourselves there three days until they return, and then go on your way.” 
Jos 2:17  Now the men had said to her, “This oath you made us swear will not be binding on us 
Jos 2:18  unless, when we enter the land, you have tied this scarlet cord in the window through which you let us down, and unless you have brought your father and mother, your brothers and all your family into your house. 
Jos 2:19  If any of them go outside your house into the street, their blood will be on their own heads; we will not be responsible. As for those who are in the house with you, their blood will be on our head if a hand is laid on them. 
Jos 2:20  But if you tell what we are doing, we will be released from the oath you made us swear.” 
Jos 2:21  “Agreed,” she replied. “Let it be as you say.” So she sent them away, and they departed. And she tied the scarlet cord in the window. 
Jos 2:22  When they left, they went into the hills and stayed there three days, until the pursuers had searched all along the road and returned without finding them. 
Jos 2:23  Then the two men started back. They went down out of the hills, forded the river and came to Joshua son of Nun and told him everything that had happened to them. 
Jos 2:24  They said to Joshua, “The LORD has surely given the whole land into our hands; all the people are melting in fear because of us.” (NIV)

Pray to the Lord

Yours in Christ,
Bob Maynard



13 August 2018 Verse of the Day

“Do not judge so that you will not be judged. “For in the way you judge, you will be judged; and by your standard of measure, it will be measured to you. (Matthew 7:1-2 NASB)

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Moses’ Final Blessing on Israel
Deu 33:1
  This is the blessing that Moses the man of God pronounced on the Israelites before his death. 
Deu 33:2  He said: “The LORD came from Sinai and dawned over them from Seir; he shone forth from Mount Paran. He came with myriads of holy ones from the south, from his mountain slopes. 
Deu 33:3  Surely it is you who love the people; all the holy ones are in your hand. At your feet they all bow down, and from you receive instruction, 
Deu 33:4  the law that Moses gave us, the possession of the assembly of Jacob. 
Deu 33:5  He was king over Jeshurun when the leaders of the people assembled, along with the tribes of Israel. 
Deu 33:6  “Let Reuben live and not die, nor his people be few.” 
Deu 33:7  And this he said about Judah: “Hear, LORD, the cry of Judah; bring him to his people. With his own hands he defends his cause. Oh, be his help against his foes!” 
Deu 33:8  About Levi he said: “Your Thummim and Urim belong to your faithful servant. You tested him at Massah; you contended with him at the waters of Meribah. 
Deu 33:9  He said of his father and mother, ‘I have no regard for them.’ He did not recognize his brothers or acknowledge his own children, but he watched over your word and guarded your covenant. 
Deu 33:10  He teaches your precepts to Jacob and your law to Israel. He offers incense before you and whole burnt offerings on your altar. 
Deu 33:11  Bless all his skills, LORD, and be pleased with the work of his hands. Strike down those who rise against him, his foes till they rise no more.” 
Deu 33:12  About Benjamin he said: “Let the beloved of the LORD rest secure in him, for he shields him all day long, and the one the LORD loves rests between his shoulders.” 
Deu 33:13  About Joseph he said: “May the LORD bless his land with the precious dew from heaven above and with the deep waters that lie below; 
Deu 33:14  with the best the sun brings forth and the finest the moon can yield; 
Deu 33:15  with the choicest gifts of the ancient mountains and the fruitfulness of the everlasting hills; 
Deu 33:16  with the best gifts of the earth and its fullness and the favor of him who dwelt in the burning bush. Let all these rest on the head of Joseph, on the brow of the prince among his brothers. 
Deu 33:17  In majesty he is like a firstborn bull; his horns are the horns of a wild ox. With them he will gore the nations, even those at the ends of the earth. Such are the ten thousands of Ephraim; such are the thousands of Manasseh.” 
Deu 33:18  About Zebulun he said: “Rejoice, Zebulun, in your going out, and you, Issachar, in your tents. 
Deu 33:19  They will summon peoples to the mountain and there offer the sacrifices of the righteous; they will feast on the abundance of the seas, on the treasures hidden in the sand.” 
Deu 33:20  About Gad he said: “Blessed is he who enlarges Gad’s domain! Gad lives there like a lion, tearing at arm or head. 
Deu 33:21  He chose the best land for himself; the leader’s portion was kept for him. When the heads of the people assembled, he carried out the LORD’s righteous will, and his judgments concerning Israel.” 
Deu 33:22  About Dan he said: “Dan is a lion’s cub, springing out of Bashan.” 
Deu 33:23  About Naphtali he said: “Naphtali is abounding with the favor of the LORD and is full of his blessing; he will inherit southward to the lake.” 
Deu 33:24  About Asher he said: “Most blessed of sons is Asher; let him be favored by his brothers, and let him bathe his feet in oil. 
Deu 33:25  The bolts of your gates will be iron and bronze, and your strength will equal your days. 
Deu 33:26  “There is no one like the God of Jeshurun, who rides across the heavens to help you and on the clouds in his majesty. 
Deu 33:27  The eternal God is your refuge, and underneath are the everlasting arms. He will drive out your enemies before you, saying, ‘Destroy them!’ 
Deu 33:28  So Israel will live in safety; Jacob will dwell secure in a land of grain and new wine, where the heavens drop dew. 
Deu 33:29  Blessed are you, Israel! Who is like you, a people saved by the LORD? He is your shield and helper and your glorious sword. Your enemies will cower before you, and you will tread on their heights.” 

The Death of Moses
Deu 34:1
  Then Moses climbed Mount Nebo from the plains of Moab to the top of Pisgah, across from Jericho. There the LORD showed him the whole land—from Gilead to Dan, 
Deu 34:2  all of Naphtali, the territory of Ephraim and Manasseh, all the land of Judah as far as the Mediterranean Sea, 
Deu 34:3  the Negev and the whole region from the Valley of Jericho, the City of Palms, as far as Zoar. 
Deu 34:4  Then the LORD said to him, “This is the land I promised on oath to Abraham, Isaac and Jacob when I said, ‘I will give it to your descendants.’ I have let you see it with your eyes, but you will not cross over into it.” 
Deu 34:5  And Moses the servant of the LORD died there in Moab, as the LORD had said. 
Deu 34:6  He buried him in Moab, in the valley opposite Beth Peor, but to this day no one knows where his grave is. 
Deu 34:7  Moses was a hundred and twenty years old when he died, yet his eyes were not weak nor his strength gone. 
Deu 34:8  The Israelites grieved for Moses in the plains of Moab thirty days, until the time of weeping and mourning was over. 
Deu 34:9  Now Joshua son of Nun was filled with the spirit of wisdom because Moses had laid his hands on him. So the Israelites listened to him and did what the LORD had commanded Moses. 
Deu 34:10  Since then, no prophet has risen in Israel like Moses, whom the LORD knew face to face, 
Deu 34:11  who did all those signs and wonders the LORD sent him to do in Egypt—to Pharaoh and to all his officials and to his whole land. 
Deu 34:12  For no one has ever shown the mighty power or performed the awesome deeds that Moses did in the sight of all Israel.  (NIV)

Pray to the Lord

Yours in Christ,
Bob Maynard



12 August 2018 Verse of the Day

O LORD my God, I cried to You for help, and You healed me.  (Psalms 30:2 NASB)

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Joshua to Succeed Moses
Deu 31:1
  Then Moses went out and spoke these words to all Israel: 
Deu 31:2  “I am now a hundred and twenty years old and I am no longer able to lead you. The LORD has said to me, ‘You shall not cross the Jordan.’ 
Deu 31:3  The LORD your God himself will cross over ahead of you. He will destroy these nations before you, and you will take possession of their land. Joshua also will cross over ahead of you, as the LORD said. 
Deu 31:4  And the LORD will do to them what he did to Sihon and Og, the kings of the Amorites, whom he destroyed along with their land. 
Deu 31:5  The LORD will deliver them to you, and you must do to them all that I have commanded you. 
Deu 31:6  Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid or terrified because of them, for the LORD your God goes with you; he will never leave you nor forsake you.” 
Deu 31:7  Then Moses summoned Joshua and said to him in the presence of all Israel, “Be strong and courageous, for you must go with this people into the land that the LORD swore to their ancestors to give them, and you must divide it among them as their inheritance. 
Deu 31:8  The LORD himself goes before you and will be with you; he will never leave you nor forsake you. Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged.” 
The Reading of the Law
Deu 31:9  So Moses wrote down this law and gave it to the Levitical priests, who carried the ark of the covenant of the LORD, and to all the elders of Israel. 
Deu 31:10  Then Moses commanded them: “At the end of every seven years, in the year for canceling debts, during the Festival of Tabernacles, 
Deu 31:11  when all Israel comes to appear before the LORD your God at the place he will choose, you shall read this law before them in their hearing. 
Deu 31:12  Assemble the people—men, women and children, and the foreigners residing in your towns—so they can listen and learn to fear the LORD your God and follow carefully all the words of this law. 
Deu 31:13  Their children, who do not know this law, must hear it and learn to fear the LORD your God as long as you live in the land you are crossing the Jordan to possess.” 
Joshua Commissioned to Lead Israel
Deu 31:14  The LORD said to Moses, “Now the day of your death is near. Call Joshua and present yourselves at the tent of meeting, where I will commission him.” So Moses and Joshua came and presented themselves at the tent of meeting. 
Deu 31:15  Then the LORD appeared at the tent in a pillar of cloud, and the cloud stood over the entrance to the tent. 
Deu 31:16  And the LORD said to Moses: “You are going to rest with your ancestors, and these people will soon prostitute themselves to the foreign gods of the land they are entering. They will forsake me and break the covenant I made with them. 
Deu 31:17  And in that day I will become angry with them and forsake them; I will hide my face from them, and they will be destroyed. Many disasters and calamities will come on them, and in that day they will ask, ‘Have not these disasters come on us because our God is not with us?’ 
Deu 31:18  And I will certainly hide my face in that day because of all their wickedness in turning to other gods. 
Deu 31:19  “Now write down this song and teach it to the Israelites and have them sing it, so that it may be a witness for me against them. 
Deu 31:20  When I have brought them into the land flowing with milk and honey, the land I promised on oath to their ancestors, and when they eat their fill and thrive, they will turn to other gods and worship them, rejecting me and breaking my covenant. 
Deu 31:21  And when many disasters and calamities come on them, this song will testify against them, because it will not be forgotten by their descendants. I know what they are disposed to do, even before I bring them into the land I promised them on oath.” 
Deu 31:22  So Moses wrote down this song that day and taught it to the Israelites. 
Deu 31:23  The LORD gave this command to Joshua son of Nun: “Be strong and courageous, for you will bring the Israelites into the land I promised them on oath, and I myself will be with you.” 
Deu 31:24  After Moses finished writing in a book the words of this law from beginning to end, 
Deu 31:25  he gave this command to the Levites who carried the ark of the covenant of the LORD: 
Deu 31:26  “Take this Book of the Law and place it beside the ark of the covenant of the LORD your God. There it will remain as a witness against you. 
Deu 31:27  For I know how rebellious and stiff-necked you are. If you have been rebellious against the LORD while I am still alive and with you, how much more will you rebel after I die! 
Deu 31:28  Assemble before me all the elders of your tribes and all your officials, so that I can speak these words in their hearing and call the heavens and the earth to testify against them. 
Deu 31:29  For I know that after my death you are sure to become utterly corrupt and to turn from the way I have commanded you. In days to come, disaster will fall on you because you will do evil in the sight of the LORD and arouse his anger by what your hands have made.” 
The Song of Moses
Deu 31:30  And Moses recited the words of this song from beginning to end in the hearing of the whole assembly of Israel: 

Deu 32:1  Listen, you heavens, and I will speak; hear, you earth, the words of my mouth. 
Deu 32:2  Let my teaching fall like rain and my words descend like dew, like showers on new grass, like abundant rain on tender plants. 
Deu 32:3  I will proclaim the name of the LORD. Oh, praise the greatness of our God! 
Deu 32:4  He is the Rock, his works are perfect, and all his ways are just. A faithful God who does no wrong, upright and just is he. 
Deu 32:5  They are corrupt and not his children; to their shame they are a warped and crooked generation. 
Deu 32:6  Is this the way you repay the LORD, you foolish and unwise people? Is he not your Father, your Creator, who made you and formed you? 
Deu 32:7  Remember the days of old; consider the generations long past. Ask your father and he will tell you, your elders, and they will explain to you. 
Deu 32:8  When the Most High gave the nations their inheritance, when he divided all mankind, he set up boundaries for the peoples according to the number of the sons of Israel. 
Deu 32:9  For the LORD’s portion is his people, Jacob his allotted inheritance. 
Deu 32:10  In a desert land he found him, in a barren and howling waste. He shielded him and cared for him; he guarded him as the apple of his eye, 
Deu 32:11  like an eagle that stirs up its nest and hovers over its young, that spreads its wings to catch them and carries them aloft. 
Deu 32:12  The LORD alone led him; no foreign god was with him. 
Deu 32:13  He made him ride on the heights of the land and fed him with the fruit of the fields. He nourished him with honey from the rock, and with oil from the flinty crag, 
Deu 32:14  with curds and milk from herd and flock and with fattened lambs and goats, with choice rams of Bashan and the finest kernels of wheat. You drank the foaming blood of the grape. 
Deu 32:15  Jeshurun grew fat and kicked; filled with food, they became heavy and sleek. They abandoned the God who made them and rejected the Rock their Savior. 
Deu 32:16  They made him jealous with their foreign gods and angered him with their detestable idols. 
Deu 32:17  They sacrificed to false gods, which are not God— gods they had not known, gods that recently appeared, gods your ancestors did not fear. 
Deu 32:18  You deserted the Rock, who fathered you; you forgot the God who gave you birth. 
Deu 32:19  The LORD saw this and rejected them because he was angered by his sons and daughters. 
Deu 32:20  “I will hide my face from them,” he said, “and see what their end will be; for they are a perverse generation, children who are unfaithful. 
Deu 32:21  They made me jealous by what is no god and angered me with their worthless idols. I will make them envious by those who are not a people; I will make them angry by a nation that has no understanding. 
Deu 32:22  For a fire will be kindled by my wrath, one that burns down to the realm of the dead below. It will devour the earth and its harvests and set afire the foundations of the mountains. 
Deu 32:23  “I will heap calamities on them and spend my arrows against them. 
Deu 32:24  I will send wasting famine against them, consuming pestilence and deadly plague; I will send against them the fangs of wild beasts, the venom of vipers that glide in the dust. 
Deu 32:25  In the street the sword will make them childless; in their homes terror will reign. The young men and young women will perish, the infants and those with gray hair. 
Deu 32:26  I said I would scatter them and erase their name from human memory, 
Deu 32:27  but I dreaded the taunt of the enemy, lest the adversary misunderstand and say, ‘Our hand has triumphed; the LORD has not done all this.'” 
Deu 32:28  They are a nation without sense, there is no discernment in them. 
Deu 32:29  If only they were wise and would understand this and discern what their end will be! 
Deu 32:30  How could one man chase a thousand, or two put ten thousand to flight, unless their Rock had sold them, unless the LORD had given them up? 
Deu 32:31  For their rock is not like our Rock, as even our enemies concede. 
Deu 32:32  Their vine comes from the vine of Sodom and from the fields of Gomorrah. Their grapes are filled with poison, and their clusters with bitterness. 
Deu 32:33  Their wine is the venom of serpents, the deadly poison of cobras. 
Deu 32:34  “Have I not kept this in reserve and sealed it in my vaults? 
Deu 32:35  It is mine to avenge; I will repay. In due time their foot will slip; their day of disaster is near and their doom rushes upon them.” 
Deu 32:36  The LORD will vindicate his people and relent concerning his servants when he sees their strength is gone and no one is left, slave or free. 
Deu 32:37  He will say: “Now where are their gods, the rock they took refuge in, 
Deu 32:38  the gods who ate the fat of their sacrifices and drank the wine of their drink offerings? Let them rise up to help you! Let them give you shelter! 
Deu 32:39  “See now that I myself am he! There is no god besides me. I put to death and I bring to life, I have wounded and I will heal, and no one can deliver out of my hand. 
Deu 32:40  I lift my hand to heaven and solemnly swear: As surely as I live forever, 
Deu 32:41  when I sharpen my flashing sword and my hand grasps it in judgment, I will take vengeance on my adversaries and repay those who hate me. 
Deu 32:42  I will make my arrows drunk with blood, while my sword devours flesh: the blood of the slain and the captives, the heads of the enemy leaders.” 
Deu 32:43  Rejoice, you nations, with his people, for he will avenge the blood of his servants; he will take vengeance on his enemies and make atonement for his land and people. 
Deu 32:44  Moses came with Joshua son of Nun and spoke all the words of this song in the hearing of the people. 
Deu 32:45  When Moses finished reciting all these words to all Israel, 
Deu 32:46  he said to them, “Take to heart all the words I have solemnly declared to you this day, so that you may command your children to obey carefully all the words of this law. 
Deu 32:47  They are not just idle words for you—they are your life. By them you will live long in the land you are crossing the Jordan to possess.” 
Moses’ Death Foretold
Deu 32:48  On that same day the LORD told Moses, 
Deu 32:49  “Go up into the Abarim Range to Mount Nebo in Moab, across from Jericho, and view Canaan, the land I am giving the Israelites as their own possession. 
Deu 32:50  There on the mountain that you have climbed you will die and be gathered to your people, just as your brother Aaron died on Mount Hor and was gathered to his people. 
Deu 32:51  This is because both of you broke faith with me in the presence of the Israelites at the waters of Meribah Kadesh in the Desert of Zin and because you did not uphold my holiness among the Israelites. 
Deu 32:52  Therefore, you will see the land only from a distance; you will not enter the land I am giving to the people of Israel.”  (NIV)

Pray to the Lord

Yours in Christ,
Bob Maynard



11 August 2018 Verse of the Day

This is how we know who the children of God are and who the children of the devil are: Anyone who does not do what is right is not God’s child, nor is anyone who does not love their brother and sister.  (1 John 3:10 NIV)

Let the Word of God speak to you.  Focus and meditate on what this verse is saying to you.  Let the Holy Spirit guide you and direct your thoughts and actions by His Infallible Holy Word.  Memorize it and share it with others throughout the day.

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The Covenant Renewed in Moab
Deu 29:1
  These are the terms of the covenant the LORD commanded Moses to make with the Israelites in Moab, in addition to the covenant he had made with them at Horeb. 
Deu 29:2  Moses summoned all the Israelites and said to them: Your eyes have seen all that the LORD did in Egypt to Pharaoh, to all his officials and to all his land. 
Deu 29:3  With your own eyes you saw those great trials, those signs and great wonders. 
Deu 29:4  But to this day the LORD has not given you a mind that understands or eyes that see or ears that hear. 
Deu 29:5  Yet the LORD says, “During the forty years that I led you through the wilderness, your clothes did not wear out, nor did the sandals on your feet. 
Deu 29:6  You ate no bread and drank no wine or other fermented drink. I did this so that you might know that I am the LORD your God.” 
Deu 29:7  When you reached this place, Sihon king of Heshbon and Og king of Bashan came out to fight against us, but we defeated them. 
Deu 29:8  We took their land and gave it as an inheritance to the Reubenites, the Gadites and the half-tribe of Manasseh. 
Deu 29:9  Carefully follow the terms of this covenant, so that you may prosper in everything you do. 
Deu 29:10  All of you are standing today in the presence of the LORD your God—your leaders and chief men, your elders and officials, and all the other men of Israel, 
Deu 29:11  together with your children and your wives, and the foreigners living in your camps who chop your wood and carry your water. 
Deu 29:12  You are standing here in order to enter into a covenant with the LORD your God, a covenant the LORD is making with you this day and sealing with an oath, 
Deu 29:13  to confirm you this day as his people, that he may be your God as he promised you and as he swore to your fathers, Abraham, Isaac and Jacob. 
Deu 29:14  I am making this covenant, with its oath, not only with you 
Deu 29:15  who are standing here with us today in the presence of the LORD our God but also with those who are not here today. 
Deu 29:16  You yourselves know how we lived in Egypt and how we passed through the countries on the way here. 
Deu 29:17  You saw among them their detestable images and idols of wood and stone, of silver and gold. 
Deu 29:18  Make sure there is no man or woman, clan or tribe among you today whose heart turns away from the LORD our God to go and worship the gods of those nations; make sure there is no root among you that produces such bitter poison. 
Deu 29:19  When such a person hears the words of this oath and they invoke a blessing on themselves, thinking, “I will be safe, even though I persist in going my own way,” they will bring disaster on the watered land as well as the dry. 
Deu 29:20  The LORD will never be willing to forgive them; his wrath and zeal will burn against them. All the curses written in this book will fall on them, and the LORD will blot out their names from under heaven. 
Deu 29:21  The LORD will single them out from all the tribes of Israel for disaster, according to all the curses of the covenant written in this Book of the Law. 
Deu 29:22  Your children who follow you in later generations and foreigners who come from distant lands will see the calamities that have fallen on the land and the diseases with which the LORD has afflicted it. 
Deu 29:23  The whole land will be a burning waste of salt and sulfur—nothing planted, nothing sprouting, no vegetation growing on it. It will be like the destruction of Sodom and Gomorrah, Admah and Zeboyim, which the LORD overthrew in fierce anger. 
Deu 29:24  All the nations will ask: “Why has the LORD done this to this land? Why this fierce, burning anger?” 
Deu 29:25  And the answer will be: “It is because this people abandoned the covenant of the LORD, the God of their ancestors, the covenant he made with them when he brought them out of Egypt. 
Deu 29:26  They went off and worshiped other gods and bowed down to them, gods they did not know, gods he had not given them. 
Deu 29:27  Therefore the LORD’s anger burned against this land, so that he brought on it all the curses written in this book. 
Deu 29:28  In furious anger and in great wrath the LORD uprooted them from their land and thrust them into another land, as it is now.” 
Deu 29:29  The secret things belong to the LORD our God, but the things revealed belong to us and to our children forever, that we may follow all the words of this law. 

 Repentance and Forgiveness
Deu 30:1
  When all these blessings and curses I have set before you come on you and you take them to heart wherever the LORD your God disperses you among the nations, 
Deu 30:2  and when you and your children return to the LORD your God and obey him with all your heart and with all your soul according to everything I command you today, 
Deu 30:3  then the LORD your God will restore your fortunes and have compassion on you and gather you again from all the nations where he scattered you. 
Deu 30:4  Even if you have been banished to the most distant land under the heavens, from there the LORD your God will gather you and bring you back. 
Deu 30:5  He will bring you to the land that belonged to your ancestors, and you will take possession of it. He will make you more prosperous and numerous than your ancestors. 
Deu 30:6  The LORD your God will circumcise your hearts and the hearts of your descendants, so that you may love him with all your heart and with all your soul, and live. 
Deu 30:7  The LORD your God will put all these curses on your enemies who hate and persecute you. 
Deu 30:8  You will again obey the LORD and follow all his commands I am giving you today. 
Deu 30:9  Then the LORD your God will make you most prosperous in all the work of your hands and in the fruit of your womb, the young of your livestock and the crops of your land. The LORD will again delight in you and make you prosperous, just as he delighted in your ancestors, 
Deu 30:10  if you obey the LORD your God and keep his commands and decrees that are written in this Book of the Law and turn to the LORD your God with all your heart and with all your soul. 
The Choice of Life and Death
Deu 30:11  Now what I am commanding you today is not too difficult for you or beyond your reach. 
Deu 30:12  It is not up in heaven, so that you have to ask, “Who will ascend into heaven to get it and proclaim it to us so we may obey it?” 
Deu 30:13  Nor is it beyond the sea, so that you have to ask, “Who will cross the sea to get it and proclaim it to us so we may obey it?” 
Deu 30:14  No, the word is very near you; it is in your mouth and in your heart so you may obey it. 
Deu 30:15  See, I set before you today life and prosperity, death and destruction. 
Deu 30:16  For I command you today to love the LORD your God, to walk in obedience to him, and to keep his commands, decrees and laws; then you will live and increase, and the LORD your God will bless you in the land you are entering to possess. 
Deu 30:17  But if your heart turns away and you are not obedient, and if you are drawn away to bow down to other gods and worship them, 
Deu 30:18  I declare to you this day that you will certainly be destroyed. You will not live long in the land you are crossing the Jordan to enter and possess. 
Deu 30:19  This day I call the heavens and the earth as witnesses against you that I have set before you life and death, blessings and curses. Now choose life, so that you and your children may live 
Deu 30:20  and that you may love the LORD your God, listen to his voice, and hold fast to him. For the LORD is your life, and he will give you many years in the land he swore to give to your fathers, Abraham, Isaac and Jacob. (NIV)

Pray to the Lord

Yours in Christ,
Bob Maynard



10 August 2018 Verse of the Day

so that all the peoples of the earth may know that the LORD is God; there is no one else.  (1 Kings 8:60 NASB)

Let the Word of God speak to you.  Focus and meditate on what this verse is saying to you.  Let the Holy Spirit guide you and direct your thoughts and actions by His Infallible Holy Word.  Memorize it and share it with others throughout the day.

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The Altar on Mount Ebal
Deu 27:1
  Moses and the elders of Israel commanded the people: “Keep all these commands that I give you today. 
Deu 27:2  When you have crossed the Jordan into the land the LORD your God is giving you, set up some large stones and coat them with plaster. 
Deu 27:3  Write on them all the words of this law when you have crossed over to enter the land the LORD your God is giving you, a land flowing with milk and honey, just as the LORD, the God of your ancestors, promised you. 
Deu 27:4  And when you have crossed the Jordan, set up these stones on Mount Ebal, as I command you today, and coat them with plaster. 
Deu 27:5  Build there an altar to the LORD your God, an altar of stones. Do not use any iron tool on them. 
Deu 27:6  Build the altar of the LORD your God with fieldstones and offer burnt offerings on it to the LORD your God. 
Deu 27:7  Sacrifice fellowship offerings there, eating them and rejoicing in the presence of the LORD your God. 
Deu 27:8  And you shall write very clearly all the words of this law on these stones you have set up.” 
Curses from Mount Ebal
Deu 27:9  Then Moses and the Levitical priests said to all Israel, “Be silent, Israel, and listen! You have now become the people of the LORD your God. 
Deu 27:10  Obey the LORD your God and follow his commands and decrees that I give you today.” 
Deu 27:11  On the same day Moses commanded the people: 
Deu 27:12  When you have crossed the Jordan, these tribes shall stand on Mount Gerizim to bless the people: Simeon, Levi, Judah, Issachar, Joseph and Benjamin. 
Deu 27:13  And these tribes shall stand on Mount Ebal to pronounce curses: Reuben, Gad, Asher, Zebulun, Dan and Naphtali. 
Deu 27:14  The Levites shall recite to all the people of Israel in a loud voice: 
Deu 27:15  “Cursed is anyone who makes an idol—a thing detestable to the LORD, the work of skilled hands—and sets it up in secret.” Then all the people shall say, “Amen!” 
Deu 27:16  “Cursed is anyone who dishonors their father or mother.” Then all the people shall say, “Amen!” 
Deu 27:17  “Cursed is anyone who moves their neighbor’s boundary stone.” Then all the people shall say, “Amen!” 
Deu 27:18  “Cursed is anyone who leads the blind astray on the road.” Then all the people shall say, “Amen!” 
Deu 27:19  “Cursed is anyone who withholds justice from the foreigner, the fatherless or the widow.” Then all the people shall say, “Amen!” 
Deu 27:20  “Cursed is anyone who sleeps with his father’s wife, for he dishonors his father’s bed.” Then all the people shall say, “Amen!” 
Deu 27:21  “Cursed is anyone who has sexual relations with any animal.” Then all the people shall say, “Amen!” 
Deu 27:22  “Cursed is anyone who sleeps with his sister, the daughter of his father or the daughter of his mother.” Then all the people shall say, “Amen!” 
Deu 27:23  “Cursed is anyone who sleeps with his mother-in-law.” Then all the people shall say, “Amen!” 
Deu 27:24  “Cursed is anyone who kills their neighbor secretly.” Then all the people shall say, “Amen!” 
Deu 27:25  “Cursed is anyone who accepts a bribe to kill an innocent person.” Then all the people shall say, “Amen!” 
Deu 27:26  “Cursed is anyone who does not uphold the words of this law by carrying them out.” Then all the people shall say, “Amen!” 

Blessings for Obedience
Deu 28:1
  If you fully obey the LORD your God and carefully follow all his commands I give you today, the LORD your God will set you high above all the nations on earth. 
Deu 28:2  All these blessings will come on you and accompany you if you obey the LORD your God: 
Deu 28:3  You will be blessed in the city and blessed in the country. 
Deu 28:4  The fruit of your womb will be blessed, and the crops of your land and the young of your livestock—the calves of your herds and the lambs of your flocks. 
Deu 28:5  Your basket and your kneading trough will be blessed. 
Deu 28:6  You will be blessed when you come in and blessed when you go out. 
Deu 28:7  The LORD will grant that the enemies who rise up against you will be defeated before you. They will come at you from one direction but flee from you in seven. 
Deu 28:8  The LORD will send a blessing on your barns and on everything you put your hand to. The LORD your God will bless you in the land he is giving you. 
Deu 28:9  The LORD will establish you as his holy people, as he promised you on oath, if you keep the commands of the LORD your God and walk in obedience to him. 
Deu 28:10  Then all the peoples on earth will see that you are called by the name of the LORD, and they will fear you. 
Deu 28:11  The LORD will grant you abundant prosperity—in the fruit of your womb, the young of your livestock and the crops of your ground—in the land he swore to your ancestors to give you. 
Deu 28:12  The LORD will open the heavens, the storehouse of his bounty, to send rain on your land in season and to bless all the work of your hands. You will lend to many nations but will borrow from none. 
Deu 28:13  The LORD will make you the head, not the tail. If you pay attention to the commands of the LORD your God that I give you this day and carefully follow them, you will always be at the top, never at the bottom. 
Deu 28:14  Do not turn aside from any of the commands I give you today, to the right or to the left, following other gods and serving them. 
Curses for Disobedience
Deu 28:15  However, if you do not obey the LORD your God and do not carefully follow all his commands and decrees I am giving you today, all these curses will come on you and overtake you: 
Deu 28:16  You will be cursed in the city and cursed in the country. 
Deu 28:17  Your basket and your kneading trough will be cursed. 
Deu 28:18  The fruit of your womb will be cursed, and the crops of your land, and the calves of your herds and the lambs of your flocks. 
Deu 28:19  You will be cursed when you come in and cursed when you go out. 
Deu 28:20  The LORD will send on you curses, confusion and rebuke in everything you put your hand to, until you are destroyed and come to sudden ruin because of the evil you have done in forsaking him. 
Deu 28:21  The LORD will plague you with diseases until he has destroyed you from the land you are entering to possess. 
Deu 28:22  The LORD will strike you with wasting disease, with fever and inflammation, with scorching heat and drought, with blight and mildew, which will plague you until you perish. 
Deu 28:23  The sky over your head will be bronze, the ground beneath you iron. 
Deu 28:24  The LORD will turn the rain of your country into dust and powder; it will come down from the skies until you are destroyed. 
Deu 28:25  The LORD will cause you to be defeated before your enemies. You will come at them from one direction but flee from them in seven, and you will become a thing of horror to all the kingdoms on earth. 
Deu 28:26  Your carcasses will be food for all the birds and the wild animals, and there will be no one to frighten them away. 
Deu 28:27  The LORD will afflict you with the boils of Egypt and with tumors, festering sores and the itch, from which you cannot be cured. 
Deu 28:28  The LORD will afflict you with madness, blindness and confusion of mind. 
Deu 28:29  At midday you will grope about like a blind person in the dark. You will be unsuccessful in everything you do; day after day you will be oppressed and robbed, with no one to rescue you. 
Deu 28:30  You will be pledged to be married to a woman, but another will take her and rape her. You will build a house, but you will not live in it. You will plant a vineyard, but you will not even begin to enjoy its fruit. 
Deu 28:31  Your ox will be slaughtered before your eyes, but you will eat none of it. Your donkey will be forcibly taken from you and will not be returned. Your sheep will be given to your enemies, and no one will rescue them. 
Deu 28:32  Your sons and daughters will be given to another nation, and you will wear out your eyes watching for them day after day, powerless to lift a hand. 
Deu 28:33  A people that you do not know will eat what your land and labor produce, and you will have nothing but cruel oppression all your days. 
Deu 28:34  The sights you see will drive you mad. 
Deu 28:35  The LORD will afflict your knees and legs with painful boils that cannot be cured, spreading from the soles of your feet to the top of your head. 
Deu 28:36  The LORD will drive you and the king you set over you to a nation unknown to you or your ancestors. There you will worship other gods, gods of wood and stone. 
Deu 28:37  You will become a thing of horror, a byword and an object of ridicule among all the peoples where the LORD will drive you. 
Deu 28:38  You will sow much seed in the field but you will harvest little, because locusts will devour it. 
Deu 28:39  You will plant vineyards and cultivate them but you will not drink the wine or gather the grapes, because worms will eat them. 
Deu 28:40  You will have olive trees throughout your country but you will not use the oil, because the olives will drop off. 
Deu 28:41  You will have sons and daughters but you will not keep them, because they will go into captivity. 
Deu 28:42  Swarms of locusts will take over all your trees and the crops of your land. 
Deu 28:43  The foreigners who reside among you will rise above you higher and higher, but you will sink lower and lower. 
Deu 28:44  They will lend to you, but you will not lend to them. They will be the head, but you will be the tail. 
Deu 28:45  All these curses will come on you. They will pursue you and overtake you until you are destroyed, because you did not obey the LORD your God and observe the commands and decrees he gave you. 
Deu 28:46  They will be a sign and a wonder to you and your descendants forever. 
Deu 28:47  Because you did not serve the LORD your God joyfully and gladly in the time of prosperity, 
Deu 28:48  therefore in hunger and thirst, in nakedness and dire poverty, you will serve the enemies the LORD sends against you. He will put an iron yoke on your neck until he has destroyed you. 
Deu 28:49  The LORD will bring a nation against you from far away, from the ends of the earth, like an eagle swooping down, a nation whose language you will not understand, 
Deu 28:50  a fierce-looking nation without respect for the old or pity for the young. 
Deu 28:51  They will devour the young of your livestock and the crops of your land until you are destroyed. They will leave you no grain, new wine or olive oil, nor any calves of your herds or lambs of your flocks until you are ruined. 
Deu 28:52  They will lay siege to all the cities throughout your land until the high fortified walls in which you trust fall down. They will besiege all the cities throughout the land the LORD your God is giving you. 
Deu 28:53  Because of the suffering that your enemy will inflict on you during the siege, you will eat the fruit of the womb, the flesh of the sons and daughters the LORD your God has given you. 
Deu 28:54  Even the most gentle and sensitive man among you will have no compassion on his own brother or the wife he loves or his surviving children, 
Deu 28:55  and he will not give to one of them any of the flesh of his children that he is eating. It will be all he has left because of the suffering your enemy will inflict on you during the siege of all your cities. 
Deu 28:56  The most gentle and sensitive woman among you—so sensitive and gentle that she would not venture to touch the ground with the sole of her foot—will begrudge the husband she loves and her own son or daughter 
Deu 28:57  the afterbirth from her womb and the children she bears. For in her dire need she intends to eat them secretly because of the suffering your enemy will inflict on you during the siege of your cities. 
Deu 28:58  If you do not carefully follow all the words of this law, which are written in this book, and do not revere this glorious and awesome name—the LORD your God— 
Deu 28:59  the LORD will send fearful plagues on you and your descendants, harsh and prolonged disasters, and severe and lingering illnesses. 
Deu 28:60  He will bring on you all the diseases of Egypt that you dreaded, and they will cling to you. 
Deu 28:61  The LORD will also bring on you every kind of sickness and disaster not recorded in this Book of the Law, until you are destroyed. 
Deu 28:62  You who were as numerous as the stars in the sky will be left but few in number, because you did not obey the LORD your God. 
Deu 28:63  Just as it pleased the LORD to make you prosper and increase in number, so it will please him to ruin and destroy you. You will be uprooted from the land you are entering to possess. 
Deu 28:64  Then the LORD will scatter you among all nations, from one end of the earth to the other. There you will worship other gods—gods of wood and stone, which neither you nor your ancestors have known. 
Deu 28:65  Among those nations you will find no repose, no resting place for the sole of your foot. There the LORD will give you an anxious mind, eyes weary with longing, and a despairing heart. 
Deu 28:66  You will live in constant suspense, filled with dread both night and day, never sure of your life. 
Deu 28:67  In the morning you will say, “If only it were evening!” and in the evening, “If only it were morning!”—because of the terror that will fill your hearts and the sights that your eyes will see. 
Deu 28:68  The LORD will send you back in ships to Egypt on a journey I said you should never make again. There you will offer yourselves for sale to your enemies as male and female slaves, but no one will buy you.  (NIV)

Pray to the Lord

Yours in Christ,
Bob Maynard



9 August 2018 Verse of the Day

He said, “O LORD, the God of Israel, there is no God like You in heaven above or on earth beneath, keeping covenant and showing lovingkindness to Your servants who walk before You with all their heart,  (1 Kings 8:23 NASB)

Let the Word of God speak to you.  Focus and meditate on what this verse is saying to you.  Let the Holy Spirit guide you and direct your thoughts and actions by His Infallible Holy Word.  Memorize it and share it with others throughout the day.

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Deu 25:1  When people have a dispute, they are to take it to court and the judges will decide the case, acquitting the innocent and condemning the guilty. 
Deu 25:2  If the guilty person deserves to be beaten, the judge shall make them lie down and have them flogged in his presence with the number of lashes the crime deserves, 
Deu 25:3  but the judge must not impose more than forty lashes. If the guilty party is flogged more than that, your fellow Israelite will be degraded in your eyes. 
Deu 25:4  Do not muzzle an ox while it is treading out the grain. 
Laws Concerning Levirate Marriage
Deu 25:5  If brothers are living together and one of them dies without a son, his widow must not marry outside the family. Her husband’s brother shall take her and marry her and fulfill the duty of a brother-in-law to her. 
Deu 25:6  The first son she bears shall carry on the name of the dead brother so that his name will not be blotted out from Israel. 
Deu 25:7  However, if a man does not want to marry his brother’s wife, she shall go to the elders at the town gate and say, “My husband’s brother refuses to carry on his brother’s name in Israel. He will not fulfill the duty of a brother-in-law to me.” 
Deu 25:8  Then the elders of his town shall summon him and talk to him. If he persists in saying, “I do not want to marry her,” 
Deu 25:9  his brother’s widow shall go up to him in the presence of the elders, take off one of his sandals, spit in his face and say, “This is what is done to the man who will not build up his brother’s family line.” 
Deu 25:10  That man’s line shall be known in Israel as The Family of the Unsandaled. 
Miscellaneous Laws
Deu 25:11  If two men are fighting and the wife of one of them comes to rescue her husband from his assailant, and she reaches out and seizes him by his private parts, 
Deu 25:12  you shall cut off her hand. Show her no pity. 
Deu 25:13  Do not have two differing weights in your bag—one heavy, one light. 
Deu 25:14  Do not have two differing measures in your house—one large, one small. 
Deu 25:15  You must have accurate and honest weights and measures, so that you may live long in the land the LORD your God is giving you. 
Deu 25:16  For the LORD your God detests anyone who does these things, anyone who deals dishonestly. 
Deu 25:17  Remember what the Amalekites did to you along the way when you came out of Egypt. 
Deu 25:18  When you were weary and worn out, they met you on your journey and attacked all who were lagging behind; they had no fear of God. 
Deu 25:19  When the LORD your God gives you rest from all the enemies around you in the land he is giving you to possess as an inheritance, you shall blot out the name of Amalek from under heaven. Do not forget! 

Offerings of Firstfruits and Tithes
Deu 26:1
  When you have entered the land the LORD your God is giving you as an inheritance and have taken possession of it and settled in it, 
Deu 26:2  take some of the firstfruits of all that you produce from the soil of the land the LORD your God is giving you and put them in a basket. Then go to the place the LORD your God will choose as a dwelling for his Name 
Deu 26:3  and say to the priest in office at the time, “I declare today to the LORD your God that I have come to the land the LORD swore to our ancestors to give us.” 
Deu 26:4  The priest shall take the basket from your hands and set it down in front of the altar of the LORD your God. 
Deu 26:5  Then you shall declare before the LORD your God: “My father was a wandering Aramean, and he went down into Egypt with a few people and lived there and became a great nation, powerful and numerous. 
Deu 26:6  But the Egyptians mistreated us and made us suffer, subjecting us to harsh labor. 
Deu 26:7  Then we cried out to the LORD, the God of our ancestors, and the LORD heard our voice and saw our misery, toil and oppression. 
Deu 26:8  So the LORD brought us out of Egypt with a mighty hand and an outstretched arm, with great terror and with signs and wonders. 
Deu 26:9  He brought us to this place and gave us this land, a land flowing with milk and honey; 
Deu 26:10  and now I bring the firstfruits of the soil that you, LORD, have given me.” Place the basket before the LORD your God and bow down before him. 
Deu 26:11  Then you and the Levites and the foreigners residing among you shall rejoice in all the good things the LORD your God has given to you and your household. 
Deu 26:12  When you have finished setting aside a tenth of all your produce in the third year, the year of the tithe, you shall give it to the Levite, the foreigner, the fatherless and the widow, so that they may eat in your towns and be satisfied. 
Deu 26:13  Then say to the LORD your God: “I have removed from my house the sacred portion and have given it to the Levite, the foreigner, the fatherless and the widow, according to all you commanded. I have not turned aside from your commands nor have I forgotten any of them. 
Deu 26:14  I have not eaten any of the sacred portion while I was in mourning, nor have I removed any of it while I was unclean, nor have I offered any of it to the dead. I have obeyed the LORD my God; I have done everything you commanded me. 
Deu 26:15  Look down from heaven, your holy dwelling place, and bless your people Israel and the land you have given us as you promised on oath to our ancestors, a land flowing with milk and honey.” 
Deu 26:16  The LORD your God commands you this day to follow these decrees and laws; carefully observe them with all your heart and with all your soul. 
Deu 26:17  You have declared this day that the LORD is your God and that you will walk in obedience to him, that you will keep his decrees, commands and laws—that you will listen to him. 
Deu 26:18  And the LORD has declared this day that you are his people, his treasured possession as he promised, and that you are to keep all his commands. 
Deu 26:19  He has declared that he will set you in praise, fame and honor high above all the nations he has made and that you will be a people holy to the LORD your God, as he promised.  (NIV)

Pray to the Lord

Yours in Christ,
Bob Maynard




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