Bible Reading Plan thoughts: God’s providence in using Deborah and Jael

We read of Jael in the Bible Reading Plan today. God's providential intervention is evident in today's reading. Jael Jael was the wife of Heber the Kenite. Sisera had been cruelly oppressing the Hebrews for 20 years. The people cried out. Deborah was civic leader at that time, prophesying and judging. She sent for Barak, …

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Bible Reading Plan thoughts: Hagar in the desert

There are so many powerful moments in the bible. Where does one begin? Genesis 1, God creates everything, are verses that are awesome to ponder. The resurrection, when Jesus emerged from the tomb alive. God is all-powerful. There are thunderous moments too. When Mt Sinai trembles, when God was in the earthquake, when He split …

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Bible Reading Plan thoughts: The power of greed

And behold, all the city came out to meet Jesus, and when they saw him, they begged him to leave their region. (Matthew 8:34) Yesterday's Bible reading in Matthew 8-10 has a tremendous scene where Jesus traveled to Gadara, where there were two demon-possessed men. The men were wild, unclothed, screaming demonically and tearing apart …

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Bible Reading Plan thoughts: Children of the kingdom thrown into outer darkness?

We might be startled to read these words (promises) from Jesus in today's Bible Plan reading: But the children of the kingdom shall be cast out into outer darkness: there shall be weeping and gnashing of teeth. (Matthew 8:12). Aren't the children of the kingdom of Jesus assured of entry into it? Yes. And no. …

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