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Apr 14, 2021

DEUTERONOMY 23-24:
Yesterday we read an odd collection of regulations: Cleansing the land from unsolved murder, marrying a captive woman after a war, rights of a first-born son when a man has more than one wife, the responsibility of helping neighbors, and various problems concerning adultery.

PSALM 61:

This is one I love...


Apr 13, 2021

DEUTERONOMY 21-22:
Yesterday we heard an example of why the cities of refuge were needed. And we heard interesting rules concerning war. It is good to remember that our sovereign creator God had already determined that the people groups in the land were utterly evil and should be destroyed.

PSALM 60:
This poem is again...


Apr 12, 2021

DEUTERONOMY 19-20:
In yesterday’s reading, we heard that the duties of the king included having a copy of the Law made, or perhaps making it himself (the Hebrew is unclear on that point). This is something we never hear of happening. (I don’t think what was given to King Josiah at his inauguration qualifies.) Then...


Apr 11, 2021

DEUTERONOMY 17-18:
In yesterday's reading, we heard about the release of debts and slaves in the Jubilee Year (also called the year of restoration), and a reminder about 100% participation for the males in three festivals.

PSALM 58:
This poem celebrates that God will indeed give justice to His people, even though many...


Apr 10, 2021

DEUTERONOMY 15-16:
Yesterday's reading included Moses' warning about being led astray by anyone, including false prophets or even close family members. No one who proposed idolatry was to be allowed to live. Then we heard a repetition of the laws about which animals were to be treated as clean/edible and...