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Anger Cleaning at the Temple

At this point in time, the corruption of those buying and selling in the Temple was so great that it had become a house to prey instead of a house to pray, and those doing the preying were the ones buying and selling – most likely buying the animals from people who brought their own to sacrifice because it wasn’t good enough, and then selling another animal back to them at inflated prices. Continue reading

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Fit For a Spy Novel!

I have no doubt that Jesus had arranged for one of His followers, who remained nameless, to provide this colt for Him to enter Jerusalem. Jesus sent the disciples to pick up this colt and it’s interesting that He knows that no one has ever ridden on this animal. It’s also interesting to me that Jesus didn’t tell them to contact anyone, perhaps to spare them harm should inquiries be made by the Pharisees or the Sadducees later (?), but to see this colt, untie him and bring him to Jesus. While Jesus told them not to initiate contact, He gave them would would be considered a countersign to let the owner know that the right people were taking this colt. It’s fitting that the beginning of the end of this mission from God should have some old-fashioned spycraft at the start of things. Continue reading

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September 5 – It Helps to Know the End of the Story

John 11:1-27; 2 Chronicles 10-11; Psalm 75 “Therefore the sisters sent to Him, saying, ‘Lord, behold, he whom You love is sick.’ When Jesus heard that, He said, ‘This sickness is not unto death, but for the glory of God, … Continue reading

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May 31 – The Most Important Choice of All

2 Chronicles 13-14 John 12:1-26 “Jesus found a colt and sat on it. This was as the Scripture says, ‘Don’t be afraid, people of Jerusalem! Your king is coming, sitting on the colt of a donkey.’ Zechariah 9:9” (John 12:14-15 NCV) … Continue reading

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September 5 – “It Is Not Necessary For Me to Live”

John 11:1-27; 2 Chronicles 10-11; Psalm 75 A friend recently posted this from the devotional book that she’s using: Streams in the Desert. When a Roman soldier was told by his guide that if he insisted on taking a certain … Continue reading

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April 3 – Extravagant!

Matthew 26:1-25; Numbers 35-36; Job 3 Last Christmas I had a major dilemma. As I looked at the Nieman-Marcus Christmas Catalog, I couldn’t decide from all of those cool, original gifts. The five-band emerald cut diamond bracelet almost had me. … Continue reading

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