Verse of the Day

Daily Devotion 

By:  Bro. 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)

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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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)

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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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)

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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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.

Read the Bible through with Yellow Creek Baptist Church:

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.

Read the Bible through with Yellow Creek Baptist Church:

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



8 August 2018 Verse of the Day

For what does it profit a man to gain the whole world, and forfeit his soul?  (Mark 8:36 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.

Read the Bible through with Yellow Creek Baptist Church:

Those Excluded from the Assembly
Deu 23:1
  No one who has been emasculated by crushing or cutting may enter the assembly of the LORD. 
Deu 23:2  No one born of a forbidden marriage nor any of their descendants may enter the assembly of the LORD, not even in the tenth generation. 
Deu 23:3  No Ammonite or Moabite or any of their descendants may enter the assembly of the LORD, not even in the tenth generation. 
Deu 23:4  For they did not come to meet you with bread and water on your way when you came out of Egypt, and they hired Balaam son of Beor from Pethor in Aram Naharaim to pronounce a curse on you. 
Deu 23:5  However, the LORD your God would not listen to Balaam but turned the curse into a blessing for you, because the LORD your God loves you. 
Deu 23:6  Do not seek a treaty of friendship with them as long as you live. 
Deu 23:7  Do not despise an Edomite, for the Edomites are related to you. Do not despise an Egyptian, because you resided as foreigners in their country. 
Deu 23:8  The third generation of children born to them may enter the assembly of the LORD. 
Uncleanness in the Camp
Deu 23:9  When you are encamped against your enemies, keep away from everything impure. 
Deu 23:10  If one of your men is unclean because of a nocturnal emission, he is to go outside the camp and stay there. 
Deu 23:11  But as evening approaches he is to wash himself, and at sunset he may return to the camp. 
Deu 23:12  Designate a place outside the camp where you can go to relieve yourself. 
Deu 23:13  As part of your equipment have something to dig with, and when you relieve yourself, dig a hole and cover up your excrement. 
Deu 23:14  For the LORD your God moves about in your camp to protect you and to deliver your enemies to you. Your camp must be holy, so that he will not see among you anything indecent and turn away from you. 
Miscellaneous Laws
Deu 23:15  If a slave has taken refuge with you, do not hand them over to their master. 
Deu 23:16  Let them live among you wherever they like and in whatever town they choose. Do not oppress them. 
Deu 23:17  No Israelite man or woman is to become a shrine prostitute. 
Deu 23:18  You must not bring the earnings of a female prostitute or of a male prostitute into the house of the LORD your God to pay any vow, because the LORD your God detests them both. 
Deu 23:19  Do not charge a fellow Israelite interest, whether on money or food or anything else that may earn interest. 
Deu 23:20  You may charge a foreigner interest, but not a fellow Israelite, so that the LORD your God may bless you in everything you put your hand to in the land you are entering to possess. 
Deu 23:21  If you make a vow to the LORD your God, do not be slow to pay it, for the LORD your God will certainly demand it of you and you will be guilty of sin. 
Deu 23:22  But if you refrain from making a vow, you will not be guilty. 
Deu 23:23  Whatever your lips utter you must be sure to do, because you made your vow freely to the LORD your God with your own mouth. 
Deu 23:24  If you enter your neighbor’s vineyard, you may eat all the grapes you want, but do not put any in your basket. 
Deu 23:25  If you enter your neighbor’s grainfield, you may pick kernels with your hands, but you must not put a sickle to their standing grain. 

Laws Concerning Divorce
Deu 24:1
  If a man marries a woman who becomes displeasing to him because he finds something indecent about her, and he writes her a certificate of divorce, gives it to her and sends her from his house, 
Deu 24:2  and if after she leaves his house she becomes the wife of another man, 
Deu 24:3  and her second husband dislikes her and writes her a certificate of divorce, gives it to her and sends her from his house, or if he dies, 
Deu 24:4  then her first husband, who divorced her, is not allowed to marry her again after she has been defiled. That would be detestable in the eyes of the LORD. Do not bring sin upon the land the LORD your God is giving you as an inheritance. 
Miscellaneous Laws
Deu 24:5  If a man has recently married, he must not be sent to war or have any other duty laid on him. For one year he is to be free to stay at home and bring happiness to the wife he has married. 
Deu 24:6  Do not take a pair of millstones—not even the upper one—as security for a debt, because that would be taking a person’s livelihood as security. 
Deu 24:7  If someone is caught kidnapping a fellow Israelite and treating or selling them as a slave, the kidnapper must die. You must purge the evil from among you. 
Deu 24:8  In cases of defiling skin diseases, be very careful to do exactly as the Levitical priests instruct you. You must follow carefully what I have commanded them. 
Deu 24:9  Remember what the LORD your God did to Miriam along the way after you came out of Egypt. 
Deu 24:10  When you make a loan of any kind to your neighbor, do not go into their house to get what is offered to you as a pledge. 
Deu 24:11  Stay outside and let the neighbor to whom you are making the loan bring the pledge out to you. 
Deu 24:12  If the neighbor is poor, do not go to sleep with their pledge in your possession. 
Deu 24:13  Return their cloak by sunset so that your neighbor may sleep in it. Then they will thank you, and it will be regarded as a righteous act in the sight of the LORD your God. 
Deu 24:14  Do not take advantage of a hired worker who is poor and needy, whether that worker is a fellow Israelite or a foreigner residing in one of your towns. 
Deu 24:15  Pay them their wages each day before sunset, because they are poor and are counting on it. Otherwise they may cry to the LORD against you, and you will be guilty of sin. 
Deu 24:16  Parents are not to be put to death for their children, nor children put to death for their parents; each will die for their own sin. 
Deu 24:17  Do not deprive the foreigner or the fatherless of justice, or take the cloak of the widow as a pledge. 
Deu 24:18  Remember that you were slaves in Egypt and the LORD your God redeemed you from there. That is why I command you to do this. 
Deu 24:19  When you are harvesting in your field and you overlook a sheaf, do not go back to get it. Leave it for the foreigner, the fatherless and the widow, so that the LORD your God may bless you in all the work of your hands. 
Deu 24:20  When you beat the olives from your trees, do not go over the branches a second time. Leave what remains for the foreigner, the fatherless and the widow. 
Deu 24:21  When you harvest the grapes in your vineyard, do not go over the vines again. Leave what remains for the foreigner, the fatherless and the widow. 
Deu 24:22  Remember that you were slaves in Egypt. That is why I command you to do this.  (NIV)

Pray to the Lord

Yours in Christ,
Bob Maynard



7 August 2018 Verse of the Day

saying with a loud voice, “Worthy is the Lamb that was slain to receive power and riches and wisdom and might and honor and glory and blessing.”  (Revelation 5:12 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.

Read the Bible through with Yellow Creek Baptist Church:

 Atonement for Unsolved Murders
Deu 21:1
  If someone is found slain, lying in a field in the land the LORD your God is giving you to possess, and it is not known who the killer was, 
Deu 21:2  your elders and judges shall go out and measure the distance from the body to the neighboring towns. 
Deu 21:3  Then the elders of the town nearest the body shall take a heifer that has never been worked and has never worn a yoke 
Deu 21:4  and lead it down to a valley that has not been plowed or planted and where there is a flowing stream. There in the valley they are to break the heifer’s neck. 
Deu 21:5  The Levitical priests shall step forward, for the LORD your God has chosen them to minister and to pronounce blessings in the name of the LORD and to decide all cases of dispute and assault. 
Deu 21:6  Then all the elders of the town nearest the body shall wash their hands over the heifer whose neck was broken in the valley, 
Deu 21:7  and they shall declare: “Our hands did not shed this blood, nor did our eyes see it done. 
Deu 21:8  Accept this atonement for your people Israel, whom you have redeemed, LORD, and do not hold your people guilty of the blood of an innocent person.” Then the bloodshed will be atoned for, 
Deu 21:9  and you will have purged from yourselves the guilt of shedding innocent blood, since you have done what is right in the eyes of the LORD. 
Marrying Female Captives
Deu 21:10  When you go to war against your enemies and the LORD your God delivers them into your hands and you take captives, 
Deu 21:11  if you notice among the captives a beautiful woman and are attracted to her, you may take her as your wife. 
Deu 21:12  Bring her into your home and have her shave her head, trim her nails 
Deu 21:13  and put aside the clothes she was wearing when captured. After she has lived in your house and mourned her father and mother for a full month, then you may go to her and be her husband and she shall be your wife. 
Deu 21:14  If you are not pleased with her, let her go wherever she wishes. You must not sell her or treat her as a slave, since you have dishonored her. 
Inheritance Rights of the Firstborn
Deu 21:15  If a man has two wives, and he loves one but not the other, and both bear him sons but the firstborn is the son of the wife he does not love, 
Deu 21:16  when he wills his property to his sons, he must not give the rights of the firstborn to the son of the wife he loves in preference to his actual firstborn, the son of the wife he does not love. 
Deu 21:17  He must acknowledge the son of his unloved wife as the firstborn by giving him a double share of all he has. That son is the first sign of his father’s strength. The right of the firstborn belongs to him. 
A Rebellious Son
Deu 21:18  If someone has a stubborn and rebellious son who does not obey his father and mother and will not listen to them when they discipline him, 
Deu 21:19  his father and mother shall take hold of him and bring him to the elders at the gate of his town. 
Deu 21:20  They shall say to the elders, “This son of ours is stubborn and rebellious. He will not obey us. He is a glutton and a drunkard.” 
Deu 21:21  Then all the men of his town are to stone him to death. You must purge the evil from among you. All Israel will hear of it and be afraid. 
A Man Hanged on a Tree Is Cursed
Deu 21:22  If someone guilty of a capital offense is put to death and their body is exposed on a pole, 
Deu 21:23  you must not leave the body hanging on the pole overnight. Be sure to bury it that same day, because anyone who is hung on a pole is under God’s curse. You must not desecrate the land the LORD your God is giving you as an inheritance. 

Various Laws
Deu 22:1
  If you see your fellow Israelite’s ox or sheep straying, do not ignore it but be sure to take it back to its owner. 
Deu 22:2  If they do not live near you or if you do not know who owns it, take it home with you and keep it until they come looking for it. Then give it back. 
Deu 22:3  Do the same if you find their donkey or cloak or anything else they have lost. Do not ignore it. 
Deu 22:4  If you see your fellow Israelite’s donkey or ox fallen on the road, do not ignore it. Help the owner get it to its feet. 
Deu 22:5  A woman must not wear men’s clothing, nor a man wear women’s clothing, for the LORD your God detests anyone who does this. 
Deu 22:6  If you come across a bird’s nest beside the road, either in a tree or on the ground, and the mother is sitting on the young or on the eggs, do not take the mother with the young. 
Deu 22:7  You may take the young, but be sure to let the mother go, so that it may go well with you and you may have a long life. 
Deu 22:8  When you build a new house, make a parapet around your roof so that you may not bring the guilt of bloodshed on your house if someone falls from the roof. 
Deu 22:9  Do not plant two kinds of seed in your vineyard; if you do, not only the crops you plant but also the fruit of the vineyard will be defiled. 
Deu 22:10  Do not plow with an ox and a donkey yoked together. 
Deu 22:11  Do not wear clothes of wool and linen woven together. 
Deu 22:12  Make tassels on the four corners of the cloak you wear. 
Laws Concerning Sexual Immorality
Deu 22:13  If a man takes a wife and, after sleeping with her, dislikes her 
Deu 22:14  and slanders her and gives her a bad name, saying, “I married this woman, but when I approached her, I did not find proof of her virginity,” 
Deu 22:15  then the young woman’s father and mother shall bring to the town elders at the gate proof that she was a virgin. 
Deu 22:16  Her father will say to the elders, “I gave my daughter in marriage to this man, but he dislikes her. 
Deu 22:17  Now he has slandered her and said, ‘I did not find your daughter to be a virgin.’ But here is the proof of my daughter’s virginity.” Then her parents shall display the cloth before the elders of the town, 
Deu 22:18  and the elders shall take the man and punish him. 
Deu 22:19  They shall fine him a hundred shekels of silver and give them to the young woman’s father, because this man has given an Israelite virgin a bad name. She shall continue to be his wife; he must not divorce her as long as he lives. 
Deu 22:20  If, however, the charge is true and no proof of the young woman’s virginity can be found, 
Deu 22:21  she shall be brought to the door of her father’s house and there the men of her town shall stone her to death. She has done an outrageous thing in Israel by being promiscuous while still in her father’s house. You must purge the evil from among you. 
Deu 22:22  If a man is found sleeping with another man’s wife, both the man who slept with her and the woman must die. You must purge the evil from Israel. 
Deu 22:23  If a man happens to meet in a town a virgin pledged to be married and he sleeps with her, 
Deu 22:24  you shall take both of them to the gate of that town and stone them to death—the young woman because she was in a town and did not scream for help, and the man because he violated another man’s wife. You must purge the evil from among you. 
Deu 22:25  But if out in the country a man happens to meet a young woman pledged to be married and rapes her, only the man who has done this shall die. 
Deu 22:26  Do nothing to the woman; she has committed no sin deserving death. This case is like that of someone who attacks and murders a neighbor, 
Deu 22:27  for the man found the young woman out in the country, and though the betrothed woman screamed, there was no one to rescue her. 
Deu 22:28  If a man happens to meet a virgin who is not pledged to be married and rapes her and they are discovered, 
Deu 22:29  he shall pay her father fifty shekels of silver. He must marry the young woman, for he has violated her. He can never divorce her as long as he lives. 
Deu 22:30  A man is not to marry his father’s wife; he must not dishonor his father’s bed. (NIV)

Pray to the Lord

Yours in Christ,
Bob Maynard




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