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Time for Renewal

The One Year® Chronological Bible, NKJV (Tyndale, 2013), March 23  When God opens up a new phase of your life, how should you begin? Joshua had warned the people, “You have not passed this way before” (Josh. 3:4). They are about to enter a new phase of life. What will God require of Israel as […]

The Law, the Land, and the Leader

The One Year® Chronological Bible, NKJV (Tyndale, 2013), March 22  As Israel prepares to leave the wilderness behind and enter the land of Canaan, God grants Moses three forward-looking glimpses into the Conquest Era before he dies: the Levites made responsible for Bible literacy, a panoramic view of Canaan, and the transfer of leadership to […]

Genuine and Clear Choices

The One Year® Chronological Bible, NKJV (Tyndale, 2013), March 20  As in Deuteronomy 28’s blessings and cursings, Moses urges those whose parents died in the wilderness to choose life as they enter Canaan: See, I have set before you today life and good, death and evil, in that I command you today to love the […]

Communal Life

The One Year® Chronological Bible, NKJV (Tyndale, 2013), March 18  Living in close proximity to other people reveals the sin and selfishness that reside in the hearts of individuals—that which destroys community.  As Israel prepares to enter the land of Canaan, Moses elaborates on a few areas of social engagement (Deut. 21-23): Cold cases – […]

You Owe Me!

The One Year® Chronological Bible, NKJV (Tyndale, 2013), March 16  Not a day goes by that forgiveness isn’t required. By me. By others. You owe me money. You owe me honor and affirmation. You owe me an apology. You owe me forgiveness. You owe me a pay increase or a promotion. You owe me gratitude. […]

A People of Memory

The One Year® Chronological Bible, NKJV (Tyndale, 2013), March 14  Moses issues a number of warnings to Israel as they prepare to move into houses that they did not build and harvest vineyards and olive groves that they did not plant (Deuteronomy 6:10-11): Do not forget God. While slavery to the Egyptians had caused Israel […]

Good Governance

The One Year® Chronological Bible, NKJV (Tyndale, 2013), March 13  Worldly men govern people by their own wisdom rather than by depending on the manifest wisdom of God. Oppression soon rules the day, and depression and despair characterize the people. Not so with God’s people. God distinguishes Israel from all the peoples around them by […]