Category Archives: Devotionals

Collataral Compassion

“When you make a loan of any kind to your neighbor, do not enter his house to collect what he offers as security.” (Deuteronomy 24:10 HCSB) When I was first introduced to this verse (and those that follow) some 20 … Continue reading

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Love the Foreigner?!

Moses declares, concerning God; He executes justice for the fatherless and the widow, and loves the foreigner, giving him food and clothing. (Deuteronomy 10:18) In a multi-cultural environment, where friends and church members gather together from various countries and backgrounds and … Continue reading

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Listen

“Listen, Israel: The LORD our God, the LORD is One. Love the LORD your God with all your heart, with all your soul, and with all your strength” These words are some of the most well-known words in all of … Continue reading

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He Cares

In Numbers 35:9-15 Moses has recorded God’s instructions concerning Cities of Refuge. These were cities, scattered throughout the land, where a person could go if they had unintentionally killed someone – to escape any would be “blood avengers”. In other … Continue reading

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Compassion, Confession & Consequences

In Numbers 14:17-24 we have recorded for us the interaction between God and Moses after the spies refused to trust God. First, it is amazing that we have – available to us – the recorded conversation of a man (Moses) … Continue reading

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Observe This

The word “observe” can mean to simply “notice” something or it can mean “to fulfill or comply with”. It is this latter meaning that is the predominant way in which the word is used in the Bible. In Numbers  (I … Continue reading

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Purity is not just for singles!

What is the first thing that comes to mind when I say the word purity? For most people it’s probably something related to sexual purity or lust – which is fine since the word definitely includes that; however, we have … Continue reading

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