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Psalm 10-12

by: Debbie Galyen

01/23/2022

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“Why, Lord, do you stand far off? Why do you hide yourself in times of trouble?” (10:1). The psalmist saw that the weak were attacked and the helpless were oppressed, and he wondered where God was. Wicked people boasted about their crimes and said, “Nothing will ever shake me … God will never notice” (10:6,11). But the Lord “observes everyone on earth” (11:4); nothing is hidden from Him. “Because the poor are plundered and the needy groan, I will now arise,” says the Lord”

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Genesis 41-45

by: Debbie Galyen

01/22/2022

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“And now, do not be distressed and do not be angry with yourselves for selling me here, because it was to save lives that God sent me ahead of you” (45:5). Before revealing himself, Joseph tested his brothers to see if they had changed (ch 42-44). Indeed, they were now protective of their younger brother and father, they were honest, and Reuben confessed that their treatment of Joseph had been wrong (42:22). Finally, Joseph described to them how God turned that wrong into

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Genesis 35-40

by: Debbie Galyen

01/21/2022

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“How then could I do such a wicked thing and sin against God?” (39:9). Within the big story of Abraham’s family, Joseph’s life stands out. Given dreams that hinted at a great future (just like his ancestors) but then kidnapped and thrown into prison, Joseph resolutely chose God’s path. In the face of his brothers’ betrayal and unjust accusations, Joseph did not take revenge or run away; he resisted temptation, acted honorably, and remained loyal to God, whether in the pala

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Genesis 31-35

by: Debbie Galyen

01/20/2022

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“I will build an altar to God, who answered me in the day of my distress and who has been with me wherever I have gone” (35:3). The process of Jacob becoming Israel (ch32) referred to all that God was doing to transform Abraham’s family for the sake of the world. Like their neighbors, Jacob and his sons treated women badly (ch34, 35:22), responded to violence with more violence, and worshipped idols (35:2). But God met Jacob, wrestled with him, and called him to a differen

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Matthew 15

by: Debbie Galyen

01/19/2022

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“Jesus replied, “And why do you break the command of God for the sake of your tradition?” (3). Criticized for eating with unwashed hands, which broke Pharisaic tradition, Jesus turned the accusation around. The Pharisees had ignored the heart of God expressed in the command “Honor your father and mother” to get more money for religious works (5). Jesus explained to his disciples that the real danger is hard hearts which produce “murder, adultery, sexual immorality, theft,

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Matthew 12-14

by: Debbie Galyen

01/18/2022

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“Jesus replied, “They do not need to go away. You give them something to eat” (14:16). Jesus wanted his disciples to participate in the miraculous provision he was about to accomplish, because his work was going to continue through them (Matthew 10). Yet he did not leave them alone; he prayed, broke the bread, gave it, and they distributed it. Just like Peter walking on the water (14:22-33), the disciples could only do Jesus’ work when they trusted and stayed close to him.

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Matthew 11

by: Debbie Galyen

01/17/2022

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“Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you and learn from me, for I am gentle and humble in heart …” (28-29). When John wondered if Jesus was truly the Messiah, Jesus told him to consider the ways of the new kingdom. “The blind receive sight, the lame walk … the dead are raised, and the good news is proclaimed to the poor” (5-6). The new King fulfilled the prophecies of God’s people and the longings of all people.

“You w

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Psalm 7-9

by: Debbie Galyen

01/16/2022

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“What is mankind that you are mindful of them, human beings that you care for them?” (8:4). The psalmist was amazed at God’s intention for humans, that we are “crowned with glory and honor” (v5) and commissioned to be God’s priests and sub-rulers in the world. Therefore, our choices matter. We can create trouble that poisons our lives and world (7:14-16; 9:15-17), or we can carry out the plans of the King who “rules the world in righteousness and judges the peoples with eq

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Genesis 25-30

by: Debbie Galyen

01/15/2022

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“He had a dream in which he saw a stairway resting on the earth, with its top reaching to heaven ...” (28:12). Fleeing his brother’s vengeance, Jacob dreamed of a connection between heaven and earth. Though Jacob had done nothing to earn it, God gave him the same remarkable promise He had given Abraham: “Your descendants will be like the dust of the earth ... All peoples on earth will be blessed through you” (28:14-15). Jacob’s part was to believe and follow.

“I am with you

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Genesis 18-24

by: Debbie Galyen

01/14/2022

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“Now I know that you fear God, because you have not withheld from me your son” (22:12). God’s covenant with Abraham began with a call and promise: ‘Leave your people and go to a new land, and I will make your descendants a great nation, and all the nations will be blessed through you’ (ch 12). Abraham’s side of the covenant required faith demonstrated through obedience: he believed God, left his home, and eventually offered up his beloved son Isaac. God did not want Isaac’

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Genesis 16-17

by: Debbie Galyen

01/13/2022

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“She gave this name to the Lord who spoke to her: “You are the God who sees me” (16:13). Hagar’s forced pregnancy and desert exile turned into an extraordinary encounter with God Himself. The Lord saw her predicament and did not ignore her, even though she was ‘outside’ the covenant with Abraham. Instead, God promised to rescue her and bless her with many descendants. Eventually, through Abraham, “the father of many nations,” (17:4) the way would open for Hagar’s descendan

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Matthew 9-10

by: Debbie Galyen

01/12/2022

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“When he saw the crowds, he had compassion on them, because they were harassed and helpless, like sheep without a shepherd” (9:36). Jesus saw men and women through the Father’s eyes: created in His image, yet helplessly oppressed by sin and its consequences. Jesus knew everyone had failed, yet everyone could start again with him - he called a corrupt tax collector, Matthew, to be his disciple (9:9-11). Then he sent out his disciples with his own mission: to heal, show merc

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Matthew 8

by: Debbie Galyen

01/11/2022

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When evening came, many who were demon-possessed were brought to him, and he drove out the spirits with a word and healed all the sick” (16). Jesus came to reconcile us to the Father, and his ministry of reconciliation touched the physical and emotional needs of humans, not just their eternal destinies. Matthew says that Jesus’ compassion and healing fulfilled Isaiah’s prophecy that he would “bear” our diseases and weaknesses – being moved by our pain (3), healing and show

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Matthew 6-7

by: Debbie Galyen

01/10/2022

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“Not everyone who says to me, ‘Lord, Lord,’ will enter the kingdom of heaven, but only the one who does the will of my Father who is in heaven” (7:21). Jesus explained that being his disciple means living according to God’s kingdom now, in our daily lives. Rather than seeking the approval of others, we should give, pray, and fast because we want to draw close to God (ch 6). Following Jesus means we pursue “treasure in heaven” rather than material wealth (6:20) and forgive

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Psalm 4-6

by: Debbie Galyen

01/09/2022

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"Listen to my words, Lord, consider my lament. Hear my cry for help,my King and my God, for to you I pray. (5:1-2). The psalmist knew that God the King expected justice and righteousness. With you, evil people are not welcome" (5:4). Yet, trusting in God's compassion, he prayed, "Do not rebuke me in your anger or discipline me in your wrath. Have mercy on me, Lord..." (6:1-2). He knew that the Lord accepts the humble and needy heart and is eager to forgive us.

"But I, by yo

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