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Apr 6, 2019

DEUTERONOMY 7-8:
Yesterday in Deuteronomy we heard Moses repeating the 10 Commandments and pleading with the people that they remain faithful in obeying all the commands and regulations the Lord gave. The reading ended with an important statement to remember when considering the difference between the old and new covenants:

NLT: 6:25 “For we will be counted as righteous when we obey all the commands the LORD our God has given us.’”

[GNT’s wording and its footnote are equally valid translations of this verse.]

GNT: 6:25 If we faithfully obey everything that God has commanded us, he will be pleased with us.’*
*Footnote in GNT: 6.25: If we faithfully...with us; or The right thing for us to do is to obey faithfully everything that God has commanded us.

PSALM 53:
This is another Psalm that is quoted in the New Testament, and therefore, often quoted in general. This is a tell-it-like-it-is psalm, not a sweet and flowery poem.

ACTS 9b:
In the first half of this chapter,  we heard most of the story of Saul's dramatic conversion on the road to Damascus.

GNT Translation note:

Acts 9:31 And so it was that the church throughout Judea, Galilee, and Samaria had a time of peace. Through the help of the Holy Spirit [the church//[the church//it]] was strengthened and grew in numbers, as [they//[they//it]] lived in reverence for the Lord.